RIPE Atlas Interface Hackathon

Please note that the deadline for applications to participate in this hackathon was 23 March 2016.

Event Information

This is an opportunity for enthusiastic coders, front-end developers, UI designers, hackers, network operators and others to work together with RIPE Atlas developers to improve RIPE Atlas for all users. The goal of this hackathon is to improve or come up with entirely new ways to interface with RIPE Atlas. This includes everything from dashboards, alerts and plug-ins for existing monitoring systems to novel graphical user interfaces (GUI), improvements to the command-line clients (CLI) and algorithmic analysis of data patterns - or something completely different.


Small teams will work with RIPE Atlas developers and can choose to either work on furthering existing ideas developed by the RIPE Atlas team and community, or entirely new projects. At the end of the two-day event, we aim to have completed interfaces or working prototypes.

Participants will work together in teams to further develop their ideas, culminating in short presentations to the jury on Sunday afternoon and a social event to announce the winning teams and celebrate everyone's participation. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the weekend.

All source code developed during the hackathon will be publicly licensed and available on GitHub, and available for the entire community to use.

You can find the previous RIPE Atlas hackathons results in these RIPE Labs articles:


  • Date: 21-22 May 2015
  • Time: Saturday: 9:00-19:00, Sunday: 9:00-21:00 (including social event)
  • Location: Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, Copenhagen (Denmark)


Some funding is available to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation for successful applicants. In order to be considered eligible, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Affiliation with an academic institution (undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, professors, researchers)
  • Contribute to the development of free and open-source software
  • Residents of developing countries
  • Employees of non-profit organisations

If you believe you might be eligible for travel funding, please state this (including the reason why) in the application form. A limited number of successful applicants will be able to receive funding of €500, or €1,000 for those from developing countries. The jury will make final decisions about who will receive funding and how much they will receive.

Application and Deadline

The deadline for applications is 23 March 2016. A jury will review the applications and will make final selections about successful participants and travel funding for those applicants. All applicants will be informed about their application status by 30 March.


We are very grateful to Comcast for their generous support of this event.


Comcast Cable is one of the U.S.'s largest high-speed Internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. Comcast's Innovation Fund provides grants for novel technical research as well as development of open source software, and in 2016 is focusing more investment in Internet measurement.

For Participants

We look forward to working with you during the RIPE Atlas in Copenhagen hackathon and are excited to see what you come up with! Before you head to Copenhagen, here's some information that might be useful. Let us know if you have any questions at

Documentation and Other Resources

Participant List

  • Alexandru Manea
  • Asbjørn Sloth Tønnesen
  • Barry O'Donovan
  • Cristel Pelsser
  • Daniel Quinn
  • Danilo Cicalese
  • Dimitris Mavrommatis
  • Edwards Mukasa
  • Gigis Petros
  • Jacob Drabczyk
  • James Reilly
  • Rachee Singh
  • Randy Bush
  • Razan Abdalla
  • Rheeya Uppaal
  • Santiago Ruano Rincón
  • Sebastian Castro
  • Shane Kerr
  • Vaibhav Bajpai
  • Wenqin Shao


  • Emile Aben
  • Chris Amin
  • Massimo Candela
  • Jasper Den Hertog
  • Philip Homburg
  • Hisham Ibrahim
  • Vesna Manojlovic


  • Nina Bargisen: RIPE Measurements Analysis Tools Working Group Chair
  • Jason Livingood: Vice President of Internet Services at Comcast
  • Christian Johannesen: Network Engineer at ONE.COM and Secretary at DKNOG
  • Daniel Karrenberg: Chief Scientist at RIPE NCC