Yokohama, Japan

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meetings are held three times per year around the world to promote in-person attendance by participants and have the primary goals of helping IETF Working Groups get their tasks done and promoting a fair amount of mixing among these groups. The IETF is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet standard specifications.

The general flow of an IETF meeting is that it begins with an IETF Hackathon on Saturday and Sunday, tutorials and an informal gathering on Sunday, and working groups meetings Monday through Friday, with a plenary session during the week, sometimes two.

The IETF Hackathon encourages developers and subject matter experts to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards. On IETF-116, TeraFlow H2020 will coordinate involvement for ETSI TeraFlowSDN in the IETF Hackathon.

The IETF Hackathon is free to attend and open to everyone. It is a collaborative event, not a competition. Any competitiveness among participants is friendly and in the spirit of advancing the pace and relevance of new and evolving Internet standards.