[AfrIPv6-Discuss] Registration for Hackathon @AIS - May 27th to May 28th 2017

Stephen Honlue stephen.honlue at afrinic.net
Tue May 9 10:03:20 UTC 2017

[Sorry for re-posting - typo in previous subject]


As per the earlier email below, registration is now open. To register,
please go to this link:


The event web page can be found here: 



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Subject: 	SAVE THE DATE: Hackathon @AIS - May 27th to May 28th 2017
Date: 	Tue, 2 May 2017 18:44:09 +0400
From: 	Stephen Honlue <stephen.honlue at afrinic.net>
To: 	Musa Stephen Honlue <stephen.honlue at afrinic.net>,
ietf_africa at elists.isoc.org, afripv6-discuss at afrinic.net


    ISOC and AFRINIC are organizing a Hackathon to bring together
    engineers who are interested in learning about the IETF (Internet
    Engineering Task Force) and how IETF standards can be applied to
    code. The hackathon looks to encourage developers to discuss,
    collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions
    that show practical implementations of IETF standards.

    When: Saturday May 27th to Sunday May 28th, 2017
    Where: Boma Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (venue of the Africa Internet Summit)

    Room: TBD

    Participant Skill Requirements

        Must be comfortable programming in C (other languages are also a
        Must have experience working with the UNIX/Linux Shell
        Knowledge of the DNS Protocol is a must
        Experience with managing any DNS server 
        Familiarity with IPv4 and IPv6
        Understanding of Networking and Client - Server architecture
        Prior experience with UNIX and Linux system administration would
        be a bonus

    What you will need to participate

        Bring a laptop on which you are comfortable developing software
        You may be required to install additional software
        Anything else that is required will be provided, such as Virtual
        Machines if needed
        Installing and becoming familiar with VirtualBox or something
        similar will help
        Wireless access to the Internet will be provided
        Team ethic (working as a team to solve a problem)


        Familiarity with the IETF prior to the event (http://ietf.org)
        and RFCs (https://www.ietf.org/rfc.html)
        Familiarity with GitHub prior to the event would be useful to
        have (http://github.com)
        Online course on DNS and Networking will be made available to
        participants prior to the event

    Post Hackathon Activities

        Further engagement regarding the IETF (more on this at the event)
        Invitation to attend or organize an IETF Hub for the IETF 99 
        Guidance on how to organize similar hackathons

    Registration details will be sent this week. Space will be limited.

    Technologies that will be covered in the Hackthon will be on the
    Domain Name System (DNS) and IPv6 and RFCs related to both. 

    Please note that there will be no travel support for this event and
    we will not be able to respond to any related travel funding requests. 

More details in coming soon


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