BGP Hackathon Planning Meeting

On November 12-13th, researchers from different institutions gathered at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA to plan for a BGP Hackathon in February 2016.

The goal of this meeting was to get the organizing committee together to set internal timelines and draft project challenges for participants in the upcoming workshop. The meeting is by invite only, limited to the organization committee members.

Date: November 12 (Thu) - 13 (Fri), 2015
Place: University of California San Diego, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Main Building, Room 408


The hacakthon preplanning meeting will have a few informal presentations on current status of BGP tools, and a series of group discussions about potential projects and logistics for the hacakthon coming in February. Some organizing committee members will be teleconferencing via remote video conferencing.


November 12 (Thursdsay)

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Agenda bashing and brainstorming on projects, funding sources, and invitees
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Presentations
    • Alistair King (UCSD/CAIDA), BGPstream
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:20 Presentations, cont'd.
    • Brandon Shlinker (University of Southern California), Peering
    • Ethan Katz-Bassett (University of Southern California), OpenConfig, Bird, Quagga
    • Spiros Thanasoulas (Colorado State University) and Christos Papadopolous (Colorado State University), BGPmon
    • John Kemp (RouteViews), RouteViews Status (remote)
    • Matthew Luckie (University of Waikato), AS Rank (remote)
  • 15:20 - 17:00 Defining potential hackathon projects in more detail
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Architecting and Coding
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at Caffe Calabria

  • November 13 (Friday)

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Presentations
    • Romeo Zwart (RIPE), RIPE RIS Update
  • 09:45 - 10:45 Timeline, deadlines, prizes, thoughts, ideas
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Presentations, cont'd.
    • Vasileios Giotsas (UCSD/CAIDA), CAIDA Looking Glass API
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Working Lunch
    • Breakout discussions about projects, wiki, documentation, and action items
  • 13:00 Formal Adjourn. On an informal basis, more coding and discussion


  • Spiros Thanasoulas (Colorado State University)
  • Christos Papadopolous (Colorado State University)
  • Ethan Katz-Bassett (University of Southern California)
  • Brandon Shlinker (University of Southern California)
  • Fontas Dimitropolous (FORTH, via remote call)
  • Italo Cunha (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, via remote call)
  • John Kemp (RouteViews, via remote call)
  • Matthew Luckie (University of Waikato, via remote call)
  • Romeo Zwart (RIPE, via remote call)
  • Alberto Dainotti (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
  • Alistair King (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
  • Chiara Orsini (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
  • Vasileios Giotsas (CAIDA/UC San Diego, via remote call)
  • Bradley Huffaker (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
  • Young Hyun (CAIDA/UC San Diego)

Local Arrangements / Getting to UC San Diego

For this meeting, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the meeting.

The workshop will be held in room 408 of the main SDSC building.

General UCSD Maps and general UCSD Visitor Parking information are useful resources for navigating on campus.