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RIPE 83 Newcomers Introduction.
Monday, 15th November 2021
12 noon (EST +1)
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MIRJAM KUHNE: Hello everyone. Can someone please confirm that they are here and see me? ? Let's wait a couple more minutes, as people are still popping in.

In the meantime welcome to the newcomers' session. I see we have about 40 participants. That's great. It's good to have newcomers join and it's so important also for us as a community to have newcomers subparts participate at the meeting and in the community at large. Especially in these times, I realise it's hard to enter as a newcomer and to enter a knew group, a new community because you can't really have face‑to‑face interactions. We are trying to make it as easy and welcoming as possible.

My name is Mirjam Kuhne, I am the RIPE Chair. Elected last year. And we have a few other people who will jump in and out and give parts of the presentation. So, I will start.

This is RIPE meeting 83 ‑‑ hello, there we have Niall also, you can stay on, that's the Vice‑Chair, Niall O'Reilly has just come on there.

This is RIPE meeting 83. RIPE 1 took place in 1989 in Amsterdam, it's a long time ago, and we had like two or three meetings in the beginning, three meetings per year and now we have set up two meetings per year, I don't know how we ever managed to organise three meetings per year, it seems a lot of work. But then community was also smaller at the time.

So this is me, I am Mirjam, I am from Berlin originally, I studied computer science at the technical university in Berlin, and together, with Niall, we have been selected the RIPE Chair and RIPE Vice‑Chair last year. Before that I worked at the RIPE NCC and other not for profit associations as a community builder, and now I took on this role.

And then we have Niall, Niall O'Reilly, who is here also on the screen. And he is the RIPE Vice‑Chair. He has participated even longer, since RIPE 3, pretty much from the beginning of the RIPE community and has also co‑chaired a number of working groups in the RIPE community and used to work at the University College in Dublin and then we also have our e‑mail addresses on the screen in case you want to reach out to us.
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This is as old the RIPE community is. Just a blast from the past. On the left you see an old Mac, which I never used, I was Anna tarry person at the time. More interesting, on the right‑hand side is a map of the Internet in Europe at the time, in 1990, I believe, and at that time the RIPE community would actually, would collect and maintain these maps and would publish them, so this one is also published as a RIPE document opt RIPE website as RIPE document number 5, and you can see most networks are there are academic networks, the national research networks and the various countries, and we would update those maps, and public them at some point they got a little too corroded and then we stopped doing those. We actually even had a working group called the connectivity Working Group where people would update each other about specific countries being added to the network, to the Internet at the time. Those were the days!
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Well, before we dive into, you know, RIPE, the RIPE NCC, I already mentioned those terms. I want to know from you, a short poll that should POP up. If you already know the difference between RIPE and the RIPE NCC. If you go on the left‑hand side there, on the top left, there is a little red icon with a bar I think, like a kind of a graph, if you hover over it it's a poll and if you click on that you'll see the question: Do you know the difference between the RIPE and the RIPE NCC? And it says ‑‑ you know, there is no correct or incorrect answer, it's just so we know.

NIALL O'REILLY: It closed already.

MIRJAM KUHNE: That was fast.

NIALL O'REILLY: I think there may be a fresh one. Yes, there is a fresh one.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Okay. Sorry, I thought we don't want to keep it open for to long because it's not that difficult a question, but you should at least have the opportunity to find the poll.

I believe somebody is closing it.

NIALL O'REILLY: It will run for five minutes. We'll be...

MIRJAM KUHNE: We can leave it open if you want. Okay. Let's leave it open. Fine.

I'll dive into anyway, but that's going to skew the poll if I don't explain the different. So I'll terminate the poll. The results are that about 70% of you already know the difference and 28 don't.

So, that's good to know. That's good numbers numbers, and I'll explain it to you anyway and some others in the presentation as well.


So, there are actually two groups. One is the RIPE community which was formed in €198.O9, RIPE stands for Resseaux IP European, the European IP network in french and then as an AC criminal we chose RIPE. It was started by about 12 or so people from these national research networks that I showed you earlier on that map, so, from various academic networks in Europe, the network operators, RIR searchers, scientists at the time, got together and watted to use what then became the Internet and wanted to promote IP, and got together and formed this community to coordinate and exchange information, coordinate search parameters that you need to in order to connect to each other, and until today, there are still ‑‑ that's still the main, like, purpose of the RIPE community, is to maintain this infrastructure and to maintain a stable and secure Internet infrastructure by means of exchanging expertise and information and coordinating technical aspects, and also policy aspects of that Internet infrastructure. So, there are various parts, the various tasks the RIPE NCC ‑‑ that the RIPE ‑‑ you see I'm already doing it wrong myself ‑‑ that the RIPE community is taking on.

So, on the other hand, the RIPE NCC which is the network coordination centre which was originally the secretariat for the RIPE community, so they felt it would be cool to have some paid staff and organise the meetings, like this will do today, maintain the mailing lists, one of the RIPE database and so on and so forth. And that's when the RIPE NCC was founded as a MIP association under Dutch law, and it's still today was founded in '92. The members vote for, you know, they select the board, then there are staff who do the activities. And then quickly after it was started, it was founded, it also became the Regional Internet Registry for Europe and beyond. So one of the five IP registries. We'll get back to that part in a bit more detail at the end.

To come back to the RIPE community, there are different aspects to the RIPE community, or different parts, the different parts of, you know, lines of work, and one important aspect are the Working Groups. So most of the work so done in Working Groups. There are 12 Working Groups at the moment, focusing on various topics, so you can see here I'm not going through all the Working Groups in detail right now, but on each Working Group page, if you go to the RIPE website, they show a description of each Working Group and we are also starting to upload short videos, you can see the link here, I don't know if you can see ‑‑ if you saw that already on the main, on the meeting page when you registered. Otherwise you can go to the RIPE 83 meeting page and see some videos there of all ‑‑ of some of the Working Groups. Not all of them are there yet but it's a nice introduction if you don't know what they are doing.

Each of the Working Groups have mailing lists. So, if you wonder how can I become a member of a working group? Well it's really easy. They don't really have a formal membership, and all you need is a working group e‑mail address, and then you register, you can subscribe to the mailing lists and follow the discussion, participate in the discussion. The mailing lists are quite essential also in order to confirm decisions, build consensus, even though we have the meetings there is also work being done on the lists between the meetings. So, yeah, please I would like to encourage to you look at the lists of Working Groups and see what you are interested in and parts operate in the mailing list discussions.

And maybe, as a first step, if you are not quite sure yet, you know, what topic you will find interesting, there is also an overarching list, mailing list, the RIPE discussion mailing list, that's a very good place to start that we are using for general announcements and discussions that are, rather than for the community at large that aren't necessarily fit and any of the specific Working Groups.

Let's dive right into the RIPE meeting now and see how you can make the best out of it. And I am also going to introduce you to some, well, key players, some people who have roles in the RIPE community, and please don't hesitate to contact any of us during the meeting if you see us, you know, see how are faces POP up on the social platform or, you know, in the talks, there are a lot of people there who have desktop this for many years and who know all the ins and outs and all the details of how to participate best in the community.

If you look at the meeting plan, you'll see it's quite a full week, and it has various parts. There is a Plenary, there are Plenary talks on Monday. It's all starting next week, right, so now we have newcomers and then the meeting starts next Monday. And then there are Working Group sessions during the week and then there are more Plenary sessions towards the end of the week. There are social events, we have some fun, you know, some quizzes everyday, there is dinner here, and ‑‑ yeah, you just kind of click on the website when you go to the meeting plan, you can hover over the individual sessions and click on them and you'll see the agenda.


One thing that you couldn't see on the meeting plan because it's also taking place today is a session specifically organised by and for the research networks and the academic networks that I mentioned earlier on and they are still active in the RIPE community, but it's a session that's open to anybody. So, if you registered that you showed interest that you wanted to parts operate, you already have the link. Otherwise ‑‑ this is going to take place on Zoom, it's not here on this Meetecho platform. Otherwise you can go to the meeting plan that I showed you earlier here to this link at the bottom and he will see sudden's session is also on that pleading plan on the website, you can click on it and you can see where it's taking place.
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Now, would I like to introduce you to the Chair of the Programme Committee, Franziska Lichtblau who was the Chair of the group of people who was responsible for what I just called the Plenary sessions, so Franziska.

FRANZISKA LICHTBLAU: Welcome, also a warm welcome from my side to you will at newcomers here. Let me give you a quick introduction what the Programme Committee does.

The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting presentations during the meeting. So, the Plenary presentations that you will see on Monday and I think on Friday, will be selected by these people.

You formerly saw all the faces that are working together on selecting that programme. If you go to the PC page on the RIPE 83 website, you can have a look at that.

Most important thing, if you have any questions, what Mirjam already said, regarding all of this, don't hesitate to contact us either when you see us in the Meetecho, you can chat to us, if you see us in the social rooms or if you have any questions regarding presentations and how you feel all about that. Just send us a mail to pc [at] ripe [dot] net.

And I want to elaborate a little bit about what are the actual responsibilities of the Programme Committee, because, I realise that especially if you are a newcomer, and also for some of the more seasoned members I learned recently, the different slots for example that you find on the meeting plan can be quite confusing. So, the Programme Committee's scope of work is restricted to the RIPE meeting. That is the only thing where the term "Programme" comes up and that's where we work on.

We are responsible for the Plenary slots. So the Plenary is designed to be a session that an interesting for the broad RIPE community. So, ideally, everyone who attends a RIPE meeting should be excited by all of the Plenary presentations, at least this is what we aim to. Of course there may be exceptions but in general, the Plenary presentations should be focused on a general audience.

This is opposed to the Working Groups which have a very specific topic. They coordinate also via mailing lists and during their specific slots they work on very specific problems, while the Plenary presentations show usual a larger topic, and after every presentation, we try to leave a little bit of time for questions and discussions, and we also encourage you to take these discussions later onto the socials.


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And maybe a side information that some people are not really aware of. The RIPE Programme Committee is completely free in their decisions. We decide what we think is suitable for the community, most of the members are regularly elected, and we choose our presentation purely based on interest. We don't accept industry sponsored presentations and actually we, on a very regular basis, reject what we call sales pitch, because we think our audience already gets enough cool networking sales content in their day jobs and we don't need to do that here at RIPE.


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There are two things if you want to participate in the RIPE community. First of all, if you have anything interesting to tell, a story, a new tool that you have developed or deployed in your day job or on your home network or whatever, send us a presentation before the RIPE meetings. We always have requests for presentations open, then you can apply for a slot, you send us some slides so that we can actually decide whether your presentation is interesting for us. We have two modes of presentations: Full presentations, about 20 minutes, and we also have lightning talks, and lightning talks are a very good opportunity to pitch a very, very short story, you have a ten minute slot, just tell us what you are working on that you think could be cool for the community. And we still have open lightning talk slots. So if you now say I have something that I would like to tell to the community, you can still did ahead and submit a lightning talk. You will find all the information on the RIPE 83 website.
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And additionally, as I said, people of the PC, members of the PC are elected. So, please take part in the elections. They will be announced during the meeting and maybe along your journey in the RIPE community and one or two meetings, you may volunteer yourself for work at the Programme Committee we are always open and welcoming to everyone, and I can tell you from my own experience, it's actually a very, very good place to start in your early journey at RIPE.
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Thank you.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Thank you very much, Franziska. That was a great introduction to the PC.
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Well something that applies to the entire meeting and all the communications during the meeting and the mailing list is our Code of Conduct. You should have seen this once you registered, when you registered to the meeting, and we seal have a new Code of Conduct in place since a month or so. I am actually starting at this meeting, if you will, and I would describe the more detailed behaviour we would like to encourage and things we don't want to see, but overall we want to make sure everybody has a great and pleasant and constructive experience and treaties each other with respect and tolerance. And you can see the link here to the Code of Conduct.

Now, should you experience anything that you don't like, or you think it's really not, you know, it violates the Code of Conduct, there is people that you can contact. And I hope ‑‑ we have Vesna now who go introduce this to you.

VESNA MANOJLIVIC: I work for RIPE NCC as a community builder, but right now, I am speaking as a trusted contact, which is a separate role, which is my role as a part of the RIPE community. And together with the Rob Evans, we have been trusted contacts for several years already. Before this new Code of Conduct has been introduced. We were helping out with the people who complained about feeling uncomfortable about anything that happened at the real life RIPE meetings. With the other colleagues that belonged to the team before, so we were a bit larger team, and now, everything has changed. So, since we don't meet in person any more, our job is a little bit easier because people tend to ‑‑ well not take things ‑‑ not be so hurt or, yeah, harassed or anything like that virtually, and so our job was made easier by this unfortunate thing that cannot actually have meetings in person any more.

So as trusted contacts, we are there to listen to all your feelings. So you can always reach out to us either in e‑mail. Or you can get our BGP keys and send us encrypted messages to keep it completely private, and our main job is to keep everything you tell us confidential, to comfort you, to make you feel more comfortable at the meeting and then to advise you if there are some other actions that you want to take yourself.

Our job is not to officially enforce the current Code of Conduct. That will be done by a new team which will be selected in new ways. So, we are still working as a RIPE community we are still working on creating new details about the code of contact team, and please take part in that. If you want we have a list for that. It's called diversity mailing list. So join us there.


In the meantime contact either me or Rob Evans if you have any complaints about the RIPE meeting. Thank you.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Thank you Vesna. I hope nobody will have to contact you but yes, if anybody experiences anything, please feel free, Rob and Vesna have a lot of experience with this role.

Right. I want to show you a bit more but you can participate even in this virtual environment. You have all found your way on to this Meetecho platform. And you see a number of buttons there on the left under your name. And there are a couple of ways that you can participate. You can click on the little camera that will enable your, or that you can request, you know, to be put in the queue for a question, or audio or video access, and then the host of the session will grant that. Or you can also only just click on the audio, the little microphone button if you don't want a video, you can just speak. There is also a little question mark just under that, next to the chat and next to the participants little buttons there, you can use that to ask questions. And there is also the chat room, a little tool speaker bubbles that you can use to communicate with each other, during or in between the sessions.
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It will be great if you use the Q&A to put your name and affiliation in it so that the speakers and the hosts of the session also know who is speaking.
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Now, I said you can participate, but why would you want to do that? Why do you actually? Why are you here? You made your way into the newcomers session and you registered for the RIPE meeting so you must have some motivation. But just maybe some more aspects that might speak to you as motivation to participate in this RIPE community.
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First of all, maybe, it's interesting, it has a really high density of experts in their working. You can find people that know everything about the DNS or IP about measurements, and anything, latest network operations in IP. And that can help you, you can learn and people are very happy to share also in this community and it can also help you in your professional career of course later on.
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And also, this community exists like for over 30 years, and has a lot of experience, you know, in building and maintaining this network and it can be quite exciting to be part of such an experience and longstanding community.
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And of course on the other hand, it's also important that you join because, you know, you would benefit also the community at large would benefit from new ideas and new people and, you know, your experience that you have. So, I would really like to encourage you to stay and to actively parts operate and ultimately we all together help build this Internet and shape the future of this Internet.
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Now, if you need any more motivation, you can even win a prize. Every time during this RIPE meeting when you speak up or you leave a comment or you ask a question during a session, we will put your name into a poll of potential winners and then at the end of the meeting, we'll draw a name out of a hat and you can win this T‑shirt, which will quite likely become a collectors item later on like all the previous RIPE meeting T‑shirts are.
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There are other ways you can connect each other and you can network with each other. There is a social platform that's called SpacialChat that you will be able to use during the week during the week and during the coffee breaks. You will get used to it. You have a link to the platform in your registration mail. And there is also an AP you can use on your phone where you can find the agenda, the attendees' list, and you can make contact with others. You can also use the attendees list on the RIPE meeting web page on the RIPE 83.ripe.net where a lot of people leave their contact details and you can find that if you enable that, you have to log in and create an account and it's a single sign I don't know account account but it's easy and you can use that for other features as well.
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Like for instance, we would like you to rate the presentations after, you know, the Plenary and also the Working Group sessions, you can let us know if you like it or what could be improved about each of the presentations. And for that you also need an account.
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Like in the real world, we also have a meet and greet team and I'd like to invite Michela now to say a few words about that.

MICHELA GALANTE: Hello. Can you hear me? So, I am Michela, and I work for the RIPE NCC as project coordinator but today I am here for the presenting the meet and greet team. Who are we? We are a bunch of people, very friendly, and we are always available to help you with any questions you have. So we are very recognisable in person meetings because of the red T‑shirt, this red hoodey that we are wearing, but for the virtual times, we had to find another solution, so we are now available in a SpacialChat room called meet and greet, so we are there everyday during the welcome coffee break from 10 until 10:30 UTC plus 1. So please come to us and also to have a chat or any question you have, feel free.

We might not be able to answer you straight away but we can refer you to someone that can actually answer your question.
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And I think that's it from me.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Thank you Michela. I love the hoodey. It's great. Very recognisable.
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All right. Thanks. Moving on there are more people who can help you and that's the meeting team, you can see on the picture on the left it's Alexandra Vos and she is really the main enabler or facilitator behind all this. You can ask anything about logistics or any administrative questions you might have about the meeting or the pleading platform by sending a mail to meeting [at] ripe [dot] net. If you have any technical questions, you can't get your audio to work or something is wrong with the platform, you can also contact the technical team by sending a mail to opstm [at] ripe [dot] net. You can look it up and find the e‑mail addresses later on. They are there.
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We keep mentioning the SpacialChat social platform that we are using here for social interaction and there is one thing we want to try out this time is there will be a social event on the Monday, next week, Monday afternoon, and we will have everyone together in SpacialChat, but you'll have separate rooms, and so we would like to ‑‑ we want to make it as easy as possible for you as newcomers to meet as many of us oldies in the RIPE community as possible. So we'll have separate rooms for these groups that we just introduced to you, like the Working Group Chairs, the Programme Committee, also Niall and I will be there as the RIPE Chair team, the Executive Board of the RIPE NCC and you can hop around and meet us and ask us questions during that session.

There will also be a generic and lobbies meeting room where you can meet of course everyone else and each other. So we hope to see you ‑‑ see many of you there.
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There is another fun social event on Thursday, it's kind of an online virtual dinner. You'll find out more about that during the week. It has this time the theme of murder mystery, so I don't know anything more about that so that's going to be a big surprise.
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And in general, during the week we would also like to hear from you and give feedback either at the end of the meeting or also during the meeting, there is a feedback link is open and you can let us know if you have any suggestions and we also of course on Twitter.
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And now I see Hans Petter is joining because, Hans Petter Holen, the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC, will tell you all there is to know about the RIPE NCC and how they are visible during the RIPE meeting.

HANS PETTER HOLEN: Thank you Mirjam. So, I am happy to be here and introduce the RIPE NCC to you. As you can see I have got a new profile picture so I'll just briefly say that I am Hans Petter Holen. I have been the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC since May last year. Before that, I was RIPE Chair so I had a role that Mirjam has now and even before that I have been part of the community I think since 1995, even address space Working Group Chair once upon a time.

So moving on to the next slide here. Reminding you of the difference between the RIPE community and the RIPE network coordination, the secretariat, where I'm the managing director. It was founded in 1992. It's a membership organisation. It is run by the staff, led by me and my management team. And I have an Executive Board looking after me, which is elected by the membership.
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We provide services and we implement policies.
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So, among the services, I think you skipped a slide ‑‑ as setup by the community, to form the registry. So, registering IP addresses, so that all of you have unique addresses to use when you connect to the Internet. And you can interact with that through the LIR portal or by e‑mail to our customer support and Registration Services.
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All the information that we have that's relevant to operation of the Internet is published through the RIPE database, so it can be looked up for operational purposes. And as, you know, today, there aren't that many IPv4 addresses to be had any more. We still have v6 and ASNs, but we do penned sometime on mergers and acquisitions and transfers, and also investigating hijacks and policy violations.
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We do support and facilitate the policy development process, as Angela will talk more about after me. And you can also secure your routing infrastructure by using the trust anchor that we operate in the RPKI structure so that you can sign your routing announcements, so you can improve the security of the Internet.
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We also have information services. RIPE Atlas, for instance, is a measurement network with more than 10,000 measurement probes and you can use your own measurements in this network. So, if you want to, for instance, see the network delay from a certain country to your services, you can measure that with Atlas and you can also host probes yourself, we are getting a new set of hardware probes produced now and we will be available now I think sometime early next year.
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Now, looking into all these difference services like Atlas, RIS, the RIPE database and son, you can use RIPE stats which is kind of a service where you can look into a lot of these services and have a single query returning information from several sources, so you can ease your analysis of how things is registered etc.
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In addition to pure numbers, we do operate the k.root, one of the 13 root name servers, and networks it's not only 13 servers, it's a larger number of servers spread across the globe, so we are responsible for the k.root which is distributed across our service region and also fully worldwide. And we do delegate the reverse DNS zones so that you can look up your IP address to a domain name. And we manage reliable authoritative services as a secondary DNS for some country codes and also we are now working to increase that service, so it's easier and accessible.

Then, to interact with you, guys, in the community, we organise RIPE meetings like this one, regional meetings, ENOG, SCE ENOG and also other events like membership lunches. Now the last year we haven't had that many meetings in person. It's all been virtual, but hopefully next year we will be able to return to also meeting in person. But of course keeping the virtual option for those of you who can't travel.
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We offer E learning courses, which is of course very good when you can't travel. But we also had physical in person training courses that we have moved to virtual courses, and if you want to document the knowledge that you have achieved through this courses, we also have a professional certification programme. So if you are interested in this, look up the RIPE cat me and see if there is something for you there.
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We also contribute to public policy and Internet governance discussions not only in the EU but in all countries in our service region and globally. So we follow carefully the regulatory discussions in Russia, Ukraine, Middle East and of course the EU.
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We published and curate articles on the RIPE lab, so if you have something interesting to share regarding the Internet, then do contact the RIPE Labs editors and see if your article can be published there.
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And then if you have an interesting project that could benefit the Internet at large, we also have a RIPE NCC community project funds where we do give financial support to such projects.
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And with me to manage the RIPE NCC, I have a management team of Felipe, managing the registry, Keva managing the information services, and Hisham managing the community engagement part of the organisation. Athina is our chief legal officer, so if you have any questions regarding regulatory or legal issues around the RIPE NCC, she is the go to person. Carolien is looking after all our staff as our HR director. Similar Monday Jan, that you will problem here in the GM if you attend there is presenting the financial numbers. That's our finance manager. And Regina is looking after our office, and yes we still have an office and it is still open although most of us work from home most of the time these days. And last but not least, Daniella, or executive assistant, is looking after the board, so that they can function and also supporting me in managing the RIPE NCC.
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So, to set the strategy and follow up the operations of the RIPE NCC, to oversee that we actually deliver on our promise and our plans, we have an Executive Board that's elected by the membership. There isn't an election at this meeting, but in May, a third of the board members have a three‑year term so there is an election every year for a third of the board members.
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The board is chaired by Christian, Ondrej is the Treasurer and Piotr is the secretary, then we have Remco, Maria, Raymond and Job as the regular board members.

Now, if you have any questions about anything RIPE NCC related, do not hesitate to walk up to the RIPE NCC service detection. Now, walk something a bit difficult now so you can find us in SpacialChat and anything RIPE NCC related, please contact us.
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And then I did mention the GM, the General Meeting. It's a separate meeting, you have to register separately for that. It's on Wednesday next week during the RIPE meeting from 16:30. Some of the presentations are in the open part of the meeting in Services Working Group, but then of course anything related to voting and elections is then for members only. You must register separately and all voting takes place electronically.
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And then Angela.

ANGELA DALL'ARA: Hi everybody. Thank you Hans Petter. So, first of all, welcome to all our newcomers. It's nice to have you with us for this RIPE 83, and I'm Angela Dall'Ara. For seven years I am with the RIPE NCC and for the last year I am the policy officer. So this is my second RIPE meeting in this position. I am also a newcomer, something like that.
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So, what am I doing? I am trying to do ‑‑ make things as smooth as possible for the RIPE community whenever there is a policy discussion that is happening within the policy development process. So I give the timeline, I announce the changes in the status of policies. I coordinate in the creation of the Impact Analysis for new proposals in case they are accepted. And also, I take care of the documentation about the policies and their publication and their implementation.

So if you have any questions about policies, how they are documented, where you can find them, how they are applied, please contact me, I am reachable at pdo [at] ripe [dot] net and I am going to be very happy to help you. I remind you that all the discussions about policy proposals are happening in the mailing lists that Mirjam showed you before in the Working Groups, so, please subscribe for the discussions, participate, because this is your community and your input is really fundamental.
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So I wish you to enjoy the meeting, RIPE 83, and I give back the word to might have yes, ma'am.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Thank you Angela. That was nice and clear.
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And now, over to you all. Are there any questions after this very dense presentation? You still have a week to prepare for the RIPE meeting. Agendas will pop up on the website and we'll send some more information to the RIPE list that you will hopefully subscribe to but now is your time maybe to ask some questions that might POP up immediately. You can use the question mark icon on the top left of the screen under your name... or raise your hand, ask ‑‑ click the microphone button if you want.
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I don't see any questions right now. But this is not the end. There will be more. Because now, we will have questions for you, if you don't have any for us. Can I ask Gerardo to join and...

GERARDO VIVIERS: Thank you.

(Kahoot Quiz)
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We're we go. Let me share my screen first. So, you can show you what I'm talking about. There we go! I hope you can all see it.


So let's get this party started. (Music)
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Hello everybody, my name is Gerardo Viviers and I will be your quizmaster. So this is really easy to do. All you have to do is grab your cell phone or your browser, go to www.Kahoot GI T and type in this game pin. Once you come down those stairs across that laughing guy, you will be asked to put in your nickname. Put in your nickname and add your prejudice registration number. We will need your registration number if you want to get the prize. So we have a T‑shirt for the top three players of our game. Now this guy is suffering because he forgot his registration number. Don't worry in any case we'll try to track you down and find you if we don't get the registration number.

Let me tell you how this game goes. We have ten questions about this presentation that you just heard. And of those questions, we will offer you four possible answers. Now, the person who answers the correct answer the fastest gets the most points in that round. But it doesn't mean that they have already won. You have to have the most amount of correct questions just at the end of the quiz.

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(Laughter)
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Now, he is laughing because he probably knows all the correct answers. So, I see that we have 23 people signed up. I think this gives us enough to start the game.

So I'm going to launch it in 3, 2, 1!
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(Music)
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So, we're we go.

First question:

You need to become a member to join is it A, the RIPE meeting; B, RIPE; Hells Angels or the RIPE NCC?
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And the right answer is go to be shown in... boom ‑‑ the RIPE NCC. So in order to become ‑‑ to join the RIPE NCC, you do have to become a member. You don't need to become a member to join RIPE. I don't know about the Hells Angels that's not my thing and the RIPE meeting of course is something completely different. You don't need to be a member, anybody can join the RIPE meeting.

Well done. Let's go onto the next question:
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Before that, let's check the leader board. Joe 18 at the front etc.
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So next question is:
Which of these is not a RIPE Working Group?
‑‑ IoT
‑‑ big data
‑‑ DNS
‑‑ open source?
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Which one of these four is not a RIPE Working Group?
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And the right answer is: Big data.
There is no dig data Working Group.

This is the leader board.

The next question:
Where can you find the RIPE NCC support detection?
‑‑ SpacialChat
‑‑ facial chat
‑‑ SpacialChat
‑‑ Facebook?
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The right answer is: SpacialChat.

Let's check the leader board...
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Next question:
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What does the RIPE PC do?
‑‑ ensure that there are parties and celebrations at each RIPE meeting
‑‑ select the Working Group Chairs
‑‑ choose the presentations for the RIPE meeting Plenary
‑‑ choose the presentations for the Working Group sessions.
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The right answer is choose the presentations for the RIPE meeting Plenary sessions.

Onto the leader board...
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Next question:
Who implements policies?
‑‑ RIPE NCC
‑‑ RIPE
‑‑ everybody
‑‑ an AI enhanced robot?
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Well, this question should be real easy to answer.

The answer is: RIPE NCC.

And the leader board...
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Our next question:
Which of these came first?
‑‑ voyager 2 closest to Neptune
‑‑ the first working worldwide web browser
‑‑ RIPE 1
‑‑ the fall of the Berlin Wall?
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The answer is: The RIPE 1.

Let's check the leader board...
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The next question:
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Who is the RIPE Chair?
‑‑ the oldest person at the RIPE meeting.
‑‑ Mirjam Kuhne
‑‑ the person we vote for at each meeting
‑‑ Hans Petter Holen.

The answer is: Mirjam Kuhne. You have just heard her talking.

Leader board...
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Our next question:
Who makes policies?
‑‑ the RIPE NCC
‑‑ why should I care?
‑‑ RIPE
‑‑ the Blockchain?
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The correct answer is: RIPE.

Leader board...
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Next question:
Working Groups discuss policies on mailing lists, is that true or false?
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Answer: True.
Working Groups discuss the policy its on the mailing lists. Of course there is also discussions going off the mailing lists but anything that has to be taken seriously has to be on the mailing list because otherwise it didn't happen.

Leader board...
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Last question:
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Does RIPE have a Secret Working Group?
‑‑ if it's a secret we would never tell slam
‑‑ what is a working group?
‑‑ now the quizmaster has to die...
‑‑ there are no secrets. There is no such Working Group.

Answer: The right answer is if it's a credit, we would never tell!
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And let's see the leader board.

3 is nobody.
2 is Big Bopper forever.
Number 1 is Jo‑18. Congratulations, you and nobody and Big Bopper forever have all won T‑shirts with you we'll have to see how we find you in order to get them to you.

Now, thank you everybody. This has been your first Kahoot quiz. Don't miss the Kahoot quizes next week at the RIPE meeting, ill be at this theatre everyday, same time, same place. Thank you. I am handing you back to Mirjam.

MIRJAM KUHNE: Thanks so much. That was fun as always, I am looking forward to the ones next week.
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We have a couple of minutes left. I hope you enjoyed this. Are there any questions maybe in the meantime? Now you had to answer all these questions in the quiz, maybe some other questions popped up.
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I am going to stick around for a little while to if you people feel like you have ‑‑ or if some questions come up that you want to ask.

But you can also chat to us during the week by sending may for instance to me at Chair [at] ripe [dot] net if you have any questions or meeting [at] ripe [dot] net, if you can't find your registration number for instance, or the Meetecho link or something.

And I don't see any questions there in the Q&A.
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I'd guess I'd like to thank you for participating and I hope this was useful for you to prepare for the next ‑‑ for the meeting next week, which will be quite a full meeting. I hope you'll get the best out of it and I hope I see many of you speaking up and participating and I wish you a good week before the RIPE meeting.

See you all next week.

LIVE CAPTIONING BY
MARY McKEON, RMR, CRR, CBC
DUBLIN, IRELAND.