Become a Member of the RIPE Programme Committee

The RIPE Programme Committee is responsible for recruiting and selecting presentations for the RIPE Meeting Plenary sessions. As the term of two RIPE PC members end, we are looking for new members in 2014 who will be elected by the RIPE community at RIPE 69 in London.

The Charter of the RIPE Programme Committee provides more information about the composition and roles of the RIPE PC.

There are currently two seats up for election to the RIPE PC. Please send nominations, with a biography, statement of interest and photograph, to pc [at] ripe [dot] net before 15:00 on Thursday, 6 November 2014.

Please vote for the next two RIPE PC members: online voting takes place on Friday 7 November, from 10:00-11:00.

Questions about the RIPE PC can be sent to pc [at] ripe [dot] net.

Candidate Biographies (in alphabetical order)

Leslie Carr


Leslie_Carr100x120Leslie Carr is currently working at Cumulus Networks. Previously, she has been on the production side of the world, at many large websites, like Google, Craigslist, and Wikimedia. She is a lover and user of open source and automation, and dreams of robots taking over all of our jobs one day.

Joao Damas


Joao-DamasJoao Damas is a Principal Architect at Dyn Inc., an Internet Performance Company.

He is also the founder of, and Chief Engineer at, the services and consultancy company Bond Internet Systems. Previously, Joao worked at the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) in a variety of roles where he was responsible for the expansive anycast deployment of the DNS F-root server, and managed the evolution of BIND and the startup of the BIND 10 project.

Earlier, Joao served as Chief Technical Officer at the RIPE NCC. There, he worked on the redesign and implementation of the RIPE Database, analysed and updated internal systems, worked to define RIPE policies together with the ISP community, and designed and started implementation of the RIPE NCC LIR Portal.

Joao regularly speaks at RIPE, IETF, NANOG, APNIC, and LACNIC meetings, working with several working groups within these organisations, including chairing the RIPE Routing Working Group. For around seven years, he organised the RIPE plenary programme and he launched the current RIPE Programme Committee.

G.Reza Mahmoudi


Reza_Mahmoudi100x120Reza is the co-founder of and the technical advisor to several large telecom and broadband operators in Iran. With more than ten years in the Internet and telecommunications industry, he was the IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Manager at MobinNet, a 4G broadband operator in Iran, and also the IP MPLS Manager at RighTel, the country’s first 3G operator.

Reza also has four years’ experience at Huawei, where he actively participated, as the project technical director, in the planning and rolling out of nationwide IP MPLS backbones for TIC and MTN-Irancell.

Reza holds an MSc. degree in the field of computer networks and is interested in the rendezvous of business ideas and technical enhancements in the Internet industry, an area that he thinks is less considered in RIPE meetings and programmes.

Working close with vendors, operators, IXPs and independent communities, Reza deeply believes in the importance of start up organisations to boost the variety and quality of services and is willing to promote new ideas across the Middle East and RIPE region.

Reza has experience of working with the MENOG team and thinks that the Middle East, a promising region with unbelievable potential, should play a more active role in the world of information and communications technology.

Marcus Stoegbauer


Marcus_Stoegbauer100x120In his day job, Marcus Stoegbauer works as a network nerd for a small regional research and education network (MANDA, AS8365) in Germany.

Marcus divides his free time equally between sleeping, keeping up-to-date with his social media feeds and cat videos, and acting as one of the main organisers of the German Network Operators Group (DENOG) meetings, the first of which he helped form six years ago.