Birds of a Feather (BoF)

BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are held at RIPE Meetings to start an informal discussion on a topic of shared interest among RIPE Meeting attendees. If a BoF attracts sufficient interest, it might become a RIPE Task Force or Working Group.

Monday, 3 November 18:00 - 19:00

Who Defines Our (Technology) Future?
Christian Kaufmann, RIPE NCC Executive Board

Where: Side room

Tuesday, 4 November 18:00 - 19:00

The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) aims to increase ties between the RIPE community and the academic/research sector. The RIPE NCC selects six academics to attend the RIPE 69 Meeting and present their Internet-related research to, and receive feedback from, the community. At this session, those academics who have not presented in the main RIPE Meeting program will present and discuss their research.

Where: Main room
  • Introduction
  • IXPs: is De-peering the Right Choice?
    Roberto di Lallo, Roma Tre University
  • Flow-based SSH Compromise Detection
    Luuk Hendriks, University of Twente
Mike Hughes

The NOF BoF is aimed at people who currently operate a Network Operators Forum or other meeting, or for those who want to try and get such a group off the ground in countries or areas that don’t currently benefit from having a locally focused group.

The purpose of this BoF is to discuss issues related to forming a group, to share information amongst current operators of such groups on topics such as administrative tools, best practices, different models of management, funding and support, and how to manage growth and scaling as the group grows.

Where: Side room

Thursday, 6 November 18:00 - 19:00

Caring for the Core Infrastructure Commons
Meredith Whittaker, Google

Since Heartbleed (the trendiest security vulnerability in history) everyone is suddenly interested in ensuring that the underpinnings of the Internet are stable. This is great — there's interest, there's some money, now we need a plan.

This session will be comprised of collaborative group discussions involving everyone who attends. We will work together to map out a view of what comprises "core infrastructure" from a network operator/research point of view. We will then discuss the types of remediation and maintenance that would be necessary to maintain and secure this (however far fetched). This output will be captured and collated, and will be fed back into the RIPE community via mailing lists, and shared with organisations such as the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative to help them narrow down their approach to funding and nurturing the basis of our online lives. Beer will be provided.

Where: Main room