Berlin, Germany | 16-20 May 2022

First RIPE Meeting?

Is this your first RIPE Meeting? Welcome you to the RIPE community. Please participate in our newcomers activities so that you can find your way to things that interest you, and have a productive and fulfilling RIPE Meeting!

Newcomers’ Introduction

When: Monday, 16 May
Time: 11:30 to 12:30 (UTC+2)
Where: Main Room

This session is for anyone who would like to know more about the RIPE community, the RIPE NCC and RIPE Meetings. It can also be a useful refresher if it’s been a while since you were at a RIPE Meeting.
Learn about the following topics:

  • Participating at RIPE Meetings
  • The RIPE Code of Conduct
  • Everything you need to know about RIPE 84

The presentation is given by Mirjam Kühne, the RIPE Chair, but you will meet other key people during the session:

  • Niall O’Reilly, Vice RIPE Chair
  • Hans Petter Holen, RIPE NCC Managing Director
  • Angela Dall’Ara, RIPE NCC’s Policy Officer
  • The RIPE 84 Trusted Contacts
  • The Meet & Greet team
Mirjam Kühne
Mirjam Kühne
Niall O'Reilly
Niall O’Reilly
Hans Petter Holen
Hans Petter Holen
Angela Dall'Ara
Angela Dall’Ara

We will use Kahoot! during the Newcomers’ Introduction session to play a quiz and you can win a prize!
Download the Kahoot app and keep your phone ready or go to! We recommend taking the quiz on your phone so you can use your computer screen to view the questions and answer as quickly as possible.

Have your RIPE Meeting registration number at hand, and make sure you include your registration number in your nickname while logging into Kahoot (How will we send you prizes otherwise?). Your registration number is in your RIPE 84 registration confirmation email.

Newcomers’ Lunch

When: Monday, 16 May
Time: 12:30 to 14:00 (UTC+2)
Where: Tutorial Room | SpatialChat

Right after the Introduction Talk, the Meet & Greet Team invites you to an informal lunch. This event will give you the opportunity to meet with other first-time attendees, RIPE Working Group Chairs, RIPE NCC staff and key people from the RIPE community who are onsite.

For online participants – join us on SpatialChat for some informal networking opportunities.

Meet & Greet Team and Sessions

The Meet & Greet team are a group of RIPE NCC staff who will be available for you to reach out to if you would like to know more about the Meeting, the RIPE Community and the RIPE NCC.

Onsite: The Meet & Greet team wear bright red t-shirts. They will be happy to help answer any questions you might have, or just to chat with you over a coffee.

Online: During RIPE 84, the Meet & Greet team will be available in the M&G room on SpatialChat from Monday to Friday, during the Welcome Coffee break (08:30 to 09:00 UTC+2). You can get in touch with them before and during the meeting using the email . In these sessions, you can meet other newcomers, share your thoughts on how your week is going, ask any questions that you might have or just have a chat with the Meet & Greet team.