"Hackathon" Solves Real-World Tech Issue + Committee Nominations + More

“Hackathon” Solves Real-World Tech Issue
Code Developed during NANOG Hackathon Goes Live

Hackathons are an essential part of NANOG conferences. They are designed as a “fail forward” space where mistakes can be made as learning, having fun + building community is the prime objective.

And sometimes this perfect cocktail of sophisticated fun leads to solving real-world technical issues.

The work done at the NANOG 83 Hackathon improved the PeeringDB Simple Search and resolved a vital search issue. Thus, allowing PeeringDB (a freely available, user-maintained, database of networks, and a go-to location for interconnection data) to provide more relevant search results for the end-user.

The developed code during the Hackathon, officially went live early Wednesday morning (Jan. 12).

NANOG had the opportunity to catch up with PeeringDB product manager Leo Vegoda to learn more.


Now Accepting Committee Nominations

The 2022 Committee Nominations are now open and run through Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Reminder, only NANOG members in good standing are allowed to serve on a NANOG committee. We are currently seeking volunteers for the Program Committee.

If you are not a member and wish to participate in the nomination process, your membership must be received by 9:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

Click here to review the nomination process and volunteer for a committee!


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