Call for applications is now closed.
The APNIC Hackathon will return next year, with the 4th Hackathon co-located with APRICOT 2023/APNIC 55 in Manila, Philippines.
What are ‘Hackathons’?
Hackathons (hacking marathons) are events where a group of people work together on a predefined set of problems, intensively, for a period of a few days.
Mostly 'hacking' means coding, programming, and software development, but there can be other creative activities involved. Although a Hackathon could be competitive, the APNIC Hackathon will be a cooperative/collaborative activity, creating free and open-source products.
Hackathons bring together network operators, researchers, designers, students, developers, testers and maybe even experts in other areas (journalists, analysts, activists, lawyers, and so forth) who can also contribute through their experience and background, despite not having technical skills.
Attendance to the 4th APNIC Hackathon is free but limited to 30 participants.
Applications to participate are open to all. A committee will select the participants based on their skills, diversity, and geographic spread. Participants do not need to know a specific programming language or technology but must bring their own computer to the Hackathon.
|Applications open||Thursday, 8 December 2022|
|Applications close||Sunday, 08 January 2023 at 23:45 (UTC +8)|
|Application review||Monday, 09 to Wednesday, 11 January 2023|
|Selected applicants announced||Thursday, 12 January 2023|
At APRICOT 2023/APNIC 55, Manila
|Hackathon all-day session||Saturday, 25 February 2023 starts at 9:30 (UTC +8)|
|Hackathon all-day session||Sunday, 26 February 2023 starts at 9:30 (UTC +8)|
|Hackathon morning wrap up||Monday, 27 February 2023 starts at 9:30 (UTC +8)|
- Network and socialize with other professionals
- Exchange ideas and points of views about topics related to Internet measurements and infrastructure
- Learn new skills
Participants will also receive an APNIC Hackathon t-shirt, a certificate of participation and a chance to win assorted prizes. Teams with the most interesting results can also submit their project to the APRICOT Program Committee for a lightning Talk opportunity at the conference.
Who should apply
- Informatics professionals (developers, testers, designers, and so forth)
- Telecommunications professionals (networks/telecoms engineers, networks administrators/operators, and so forth)
- Researchers working on Internet measurements, networking, or similar projects
- Advanced students of technology degrees
Topic: IPv6 diagnostic framework
Develop a framework for IPv6 diagnostics that will help organisations in identifying and resolving deployment related IPv6 issues, as well as improving the performance and security of IPv6 networks.
This could include tools such as IPv6 address and routing table checks, IPv6 security, IPv6 mobility, IPv6 over low-power wireless networks, network connectivity tests, and support for debugging and troubleshooting IPv6 issues.
Participants must publish the source code they develop during the hackathon on GitHub under an OSI (Open-Source Initiative) approved license. GitHub Terms of Service are available.
In case participants do not have a GitHub account, their developed source code will be published by APNIC under a GNU General Public License.