Those with more of a research focus will be pleased to know that every Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Research Group (RG) is meeting at IETF 104 (which is a bit unusual since RGs tend to meet elsewhere during the year as well). Of special note will be the quantum Internet tutorial taking place during the Monday afternoon Quantum Internet Proposed Research Group (QIRG) meeting.
Wednesday will be organized a bit differently than at a typical IETF meeting. The IESG is continuing to experiment with inclusion of unstructured time during the meeting week, in response to interest from participants. Wednesday afternoon will feature unstructured time with meeting rooms available for side meetings. During this time we will also host a Technology Deep Dive - Modern Router Architecture session designed to explain how a modern router is architected, and how it differs from the mental model/traditional view of how a router works. We will finish the day with the administrative plenary where we will recognize outgoing IETF leaders and introduce those new to the leadership, including the first presentation and open mic session for the nascent IETF Administration LLC Board of Directors.
Finally, I’m personally excited to see the first meeting of the GitHub Integration and Tooling (GIT) working group in action, where participants are seeking to document a set of policies and practices to support the optional use of GitHub by IETF working groups. Those already making use of GitHub to manage IETF work and those interested in starting should plan on joining.
We always have productive meetings in Prague and IETF 104 is shaping up to be no exception. Many thanks to meeting co-hosts CZ.NIC and Cisco for helping to make this meeting happen. I hope to see everyone in Prague, or participating remotely at IETF 104!