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APNIC Hackathon

A group of people at APNIC First Hackathon

The 3rd APNIC Hackathon will be co-located with APRICOT 2020/APNIC 49 in Melbourne, Australia. Attendance to the 3rd APNIC Hackathon is free but limited to 30 participants.

Applications to participate are open to all. A committee will select the participants based on their skills, diversity and geographic spread. Participants do not need to know a specific programming language or technology, but must bring their own computer to the hackathon.

Hackathon Topic: Network Tools

We will be looking at new and creative tools and APIs useful for the Internet network operators day-to-day responsibilities. More details will be discussed and provided at the hackathon introduction session.

Why participate

  • Great opportunity to come together and develop new tools
  • Meet others in your field, exchange knowledge and experience
  • Exchange ideas and points of views about topics related to Internet network operations, etc.
  • Work with other Internet professionals to contribute to the community
  • Learn new skills

Participants will receive a APNIC hackathon T-shirt, certificate of participation and assorted prizes. Teams with the most interesting results will get the chance to present their project during the conference in the lightning talks session.

Who should participate

  • Network engineers from all possible backgrounds
  • Graphic designers
  • User-interface (UX / UI) and front-end developers 
  • Software developers familiar with scripting and programming languages
  • Researchers in the field of network routing, management or operations or security, etc.
  • Enthusiastic coders and ethical hackers
  • Advanced students of technology degrees

Publishing Projects

Participants must publish the source code they develop during the hackathon on GitHub under an OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved license. GitHub Terms of Service are available here.

In case participants do not have a GitHub account, their developed source code will be published by APNIC under a GPL license.


Sofia Silva Berenguer Product Manager - Information ServicesAPNIC
Sunny Chendi Senior Advisor Policy and Community Development APNIC

Jury and Mentors

Anurag BhatiaNetwork ResearcherHurricane Electric
Philip PaepsSenior Reality EngineerThe FreeBSD Foundation
Warrick MitchellHead of Network and Systems ArchitectureAARNet Pty Ltd


*Confirmed to date.

First NameLast NameEconomy
Abdul Haleem Sulaima Lebbe Sri Lanka
Adam Binneweg Australia
Georgina Naigulevu Fiji
Jeewanthi Hettiarachchi Sri Lanka
Ken Taylor Australia
Manoj Adhikari Bhutan
Mason Xiong Australia
Mohommed Inshath Prowzer Sri Lanka
Nick Pratley Australia
Shaun Voigt Australia
Shen Loh Australia
Washif Ahmed Mohamed Bassam Australia
Ziyam Abdeen Sri Lanka

For more information, contact the Hackathon team at


Link to APNIC website