AnnouncementInternet Fundamentals and Data Analytics RIPE NCC Workshop
Date: February 6
Time: 16.00 - 18.45
Place: RAU, Blue Hall
Entrance: Free (Registration required)
RIPE NCC experts Christian Teuschel and Vahan Hovsepyan will deliver a 2.5-hour course for RAU students with the aim to provide them with a better understanding of the Internet and its operation.
Workshop’s first part will cover technical services and organizations that form the fundamentals of the Internet ecosystem. Equipped with this knowledge, the participants will dive into some of the latest tech buzzwords and join an interactive session on the disruptive force of the Internet.
The second part will be tailored towards a more practical approach and will include introduction to all the building blocks a data scientist needs to know regarding the Internet. Important data sets will be presented along with existing and future applications of these data sets.
The course is open for university faculty, students, industry professionals and all other interested parties. Previous experience is not required!
Christian Teuschel, RIPE NCC, System Architect
Christian is responsible for the development and operation of RIPEstat, a widely used, web-based interface that provides data on Internet address space and related information for countries and hostnames. He also contributes to RIPE Atlas and other services provided by the RIPE NCC. Christian is co-author of the RIPE Document "Sources of Abuse Contact Information for Abuse Handlers" (ripe-658).

Christian has been working on IT solutions in various fields for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he was responsible for the booking system of a global e-tourism platform in his work life, and researching the aspects of data quality in his academic life.

Christian holds a MSc. degree in computer science from the University of Linz (Austria) and MBA in the Big Data & Business Analytics program at the Amsterdam Business School.
Vahan Hovsepyan, RIPE NCC, External Relations Officer, Central Asia and Caucasus
Vahan is in charge of developing cooperation and engaging stakeholders from the respective regions, including RIPE NCC members, Governmental Agencies, Academic institutions, and industry development organizations.
Vahan graduated from the Russian-Armenian University and completed courses in the Maastricht School of Management and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Vahan has extensive experience in working in and with industry development organizations, IXPs, and international organizations. 
Program Outline

Part I: The Internet 101

  • A brief history of the Internet
  • How the TCP/IP network works
  • The Domain Name System (DNS)
  • The Internet governance ecosystem and the role of an RIR
  • How IoT is changing the Internet
  • Interactive session: Disrupting the field of XXX, now and in the future?
  • Bonus: RACI/RIPE Fellowship - "Engaging academia in Internet governance"


Part II: Internet Data Analytics

  • Internet Measurement Data Sets
  • RIPE NCC's Measurement Systems: RIS and RIPE Atlas
  • "Big Data" at the RIPE NCC
  • RIPE NCC's Open Data Platform: RIPEstat
  • Examples of Data Analytics
  • Interactive session: "Will the Internet fundamentally change in the future?"
During the workshop, senior experts from Armenian high-tech industry will share their experience as well:
Gor Poghosyan, Senior Network Administrator, Arpinet LLC - How we measure Internet-Armenian case.
Avetik Yesayan, RIPE NCC Fellow, IoT expert - IoT in Armenia-reality or future?
Kristina Hakobyan, RIPE NCC Fellow - IPv6 Hackathon.
To attend the workshop, please REGISTER>>
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