RIPE NCC IPv6 Hackathon

Please note that the deadline for applications to participate in this hackathon was 30 October 2017.

Event Information

Date: 4-5 November 2017

Time: Saturday: 09:00-19:00, Sunday: 09:00-21:00 (including social event)

Location: IT-Universitetet i København


Together with Comcast and DKNOG, the RIPE NCC is organising our sixth hackathon, the topic of which will be IPv6! Our goals are to promote IPv6 in Denmark, come up with new and creative ways to visualise IPv6 measurements, and hack together the tools helpful for IPv6 deployment.

To find out more, please read this RIPE Labs article.


During the event, participants will be grouped into small teams, with each team focusing on a given project. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the event. All source code developed during the hackathon will be publicly licensed and available on GitHub, and accessible for the entire community to use. A variety of goodies will be provided for participating, including credits for RIPE Atlas, and the most interesting results will be promoted during the IPv6 Working Group and/or MAT (Measurements, Analysis and Tools) Working Group sessions at RIPE 76.


We are specifically looking for:

  • UX and UI experts, graphic designers
  • Colleagues from ISPs and hosting companies who have partially deployed IPv6
  • Developers familiar with Python, Node.js, Perl, Go, etc.
  • Network operators who can give feedback about what is really needed in their day-to-day work
  • Researchers in the field of Internet measurements or networking in general, with specific focus on IPv6

(Partial) Travel Grants

In order to help increase diversity of hackathon participants, travel funding of EUR 500 per person will be available to six participants. Preference will be given to applicants from the "least developed countries", those working for not-for-profits, and those with previous contributions to free and open-source software and projects. Please justify your request for travel funding in your application.


Interested in participating? Go to "Application Form" tab on this page.

And please help us spread the word to others who might be interested.


  • 6 June Announcement to "save the date"
  • 8 August Open applications
  • 9 September First deadline (confirmation sent to all applicants: 13 September)
  • 10 October Second deadline (confirmation sent to all applicants: 13 October)
  • 19 October Webinar: Intro for Participants
  • 4-5 November Hackathon
  • 11 November Results published as an article on RIPE Labs


Nathalie Treneman, IPv6 Program Manager, RIPE NCC

John Brzozowski, Chief Architect, IPv6 and Fellow, Comcast

A special guest from DKNOG

Jan Zorz, Operational Engagement Programme Manager ,ISOC

Vesna Manojlovic, Community Builder, RIPE NCC

About the Organisers

The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that support the global operation of the Internet. The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation responsible for distributing and administering Internet number resources for more than 16,000 members in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. We support the global Internet community by providing data, expertise and a neutral platform for the exchange of ideas.

RIPE Atlas is a global network of thousands of volunteers around the globe who host probes that measure Internet connectivity and reachability, providing an unprecedented understanding of the state of the Internet in real time. The entire Internet community can access the data collected by the network, as well as Internet maps, graphs and analyses based on the aggregated results. Tools for analysing measurement data is shared on GitHub , and the measurement source code is open and available to everyone. RIPE Atlas is coordinated by the RIPE NCC.

DKNOG (Danish Network Operators Group) was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a social platform to further the exchange of knowledge within the Danish networking industry. The association organises an annual conference, runs an IRC channel and holds various other informal social events. The RIPE NCC is grateful for their support of the IPv6 Hackathon.


Comcast Cable, our hackathon sponsor, 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. Comcast has supported the distribution of hundreds of RIPE Atlas probes in a wide range of networks in North America and hosts two U.S.-based RIPE Atlas anchors. Comcast also sponsors other events that are run "for the good of the Internet", such as IETF meetings and the North America Operators' Group (NANOG). The RIPE NCC is grateful for their generous support of the IPv6 Hackathon.

For Participants

Focus on IPv6 Tools and Measurements

As we announced on 6.6., this time around we have decided to combine the efforts for encouraging IPv6 deployment: we are organising Danish IPv6 Week, with three parts: hackathon, IPv6 Day and multiple-day training course.

It's been 20 years since the "new" Internet Protocol addressing has been introduced by IETF. In the meantime, many networks have deployed IPv6, but some organisations are still struggling. What are the challenges that we could help with resolving? How much progress has been made over the years? During the hackathon, we want to come up with new and creative ways to visualise IPv6 measurements, and hack together the tools helpful for IPv6 deployment.

To find out more, please read this RIPE Labs article.

Code of Conduct

Since 2014, RIPE NCC has organised hackathons to share breadth of experience, diversity of views, and have an open, respectful exchange of ideas – values that we want all of our event attendees to uphold.

Please treat each other with tolerance and respect. Free speech and an open exchange of ideas are encouraged and celebrated. Demeaning, intimidating or harming anyone at the meeting is wrong. We are especially sensitive to behaviour that offends based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnic origin, or other perceived social, cultural, or personal differences.

If you experience or witness behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, please report this to hackathon organisers / facilitators. All reports will be handled confidentially.

Please be aware that attendees violating the Code of Conduct may be asked to leave the event and other actions may be taken as deemed necessary.

Please see more details about RIPE Meetings Code of Conduct

Potential Projects

  • IPv6 Measurements, such as IPv6 RIPEness
  • Tools and software to advance IPv6 deployment
  • Improving the IXP Country Jedi tool, which gives the difference between traceroute paths in IPv6 and * IPv4 (for example, for Denmark)
  • Improving work done at previous RIPE NCC hackathons, with specific focus on IPv6

EtherPad: Collaborative editing of detailed ideas suggestions

List of Attendees

  • Andrea Barberio
  • Andy Mindnich
  • Asbjørn Sloth Tønnesen
  • Baptiste Jonglez
  • Christoffer Hansen
  • Cristian Sirbu
  • Daniel Lublin
  • Evangelos Balaskas
  • Harry Reeder
  • Henrik Kramshoej
  • Igor Rinkovec
  • Ioana Livadariu
  • Kristina Hakobyan
  • Luuk Hendriks
  • Matthias Hannig
  • Moritz Wilhelmy
  • Nico Heßler
  • Nikos Roussos
  • Petros Gigis
  • Richard Patterson
  • Samer Lahoud
  • Shahin Gharghi
  • Thomas Flummer
  • Vasileios Giotsas

RIPE NCC Support

  • Christian Teuschel
  • Jasper den Hertog
  • Pedro da Silva Vaz
  • Stephen Strowes


  • Christian Johannesen, DKNOG
  • Jan Zorz, ISOC
  • Nathalie Trenaman, RIPE NCC
  • Sebastian Büttrich,
  • Vesna Manojlovic, RIPE NCC

To find out more about our previous hackathons, please visit RIPE Labs, hackathons collection.