The RIPE NCC will be holding its fifth Hackathon event on 20 and 21 April 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is an opportunity for operators, researchers and developers to help produce new tools to measure and visualise DNS data.
The RIPE NCC operates a number of DNS related services, including the K-root server, and have listed a number of possible projects. Those specifically related to the Deploy360 topics include DNSSEC domain monitoring, a DNS root server observatory to produce alerts for BGP path changes and leak detection, and investigating IPv6 fragmentation issues on the root servers.
Skills that would be particularly useful for the hackathon include DNS software developers, DNS and/or Internet measurement researchers, Python and/or PHP programmers, UX and UI experts, as well as network engineers with experience of the DNS. There’s also some travel funding available for selected applicants, with priority being given to those from ‘least developed countries’, those working for not-for-profits, and those contributing to free and open-source software projects.
If you’re interested in participating, then you need apply on the RIPE Measurements Hackathon website before 28 February 2017. Participants will be selected by a Jury comprised of Jaap Akkerhuis (RIPE DNS Working Group Co-Chair), Suzanne Woolf (Root Server System Advisory Committee) and Salam Yamout (RIPE NCC Executive Board).