IETF 110 Hackathon

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is holding a hackathon to encourage developers and subject matter experts to discuss, collaborate, and develop utilities, ideas, sample code, and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards.

When: Monday March 1 through Friday March 5, 2021
Where: IETF 110 is an online only meeting and so is the hackathon.
Sign up for the hackathon: Here
View the list of registered hackathon attendees: Attendee List
IETF 110 Gather link: Here
Guide for IETF 110 Participants: Here

Keep up to date by subscribing to

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


IETF Hackathon

  • Monday, March 1, 2021
    • Hackathon Kickoff - 16:00 - 18:00 UTC
  • Monday, March 1, 2021 - Friday, March 5, 2021
  • Friday, March 5, 2021
    • Hackathon Closing - 16:00 - 18:00 UTC

NOTE: You will need a datatracker account to login to the hackathon Meetecho sessions and When you register for the hackathon, you are sent a separate email to create a datatracker account. If you already have a datatracker account, please ensure that the email address you registered with is added to your account. If you received the email but the link to create an account has expired, please see the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Select ‘new account’ from the User menu at the top
  3. Enter the email address that you registered with for the Hackathon
  4. Follow the instructions in the email you receive

Meeting Materials

Participant Preparation and Prerequisites

  • Choosing a Project
    • Champions post and lead projects
    • How and when teams meet during the week is up to them
    • Details on each project and links to additional information for each project are in this wiki in the "Projects Included in Hackathon" section
    • Familiarity with technology area(s) in which you plan to participate will certainly help
    • It is perfectly fine, even encouraged, to work on multiple projects
  • Lost & Found
    • Participants looking for a team and champions wanting help on their projects are encouraged to visit the Lost & Found.
  • Development Environment
    • Bring a laptop on which you are comfortable developing software
    • Some projects may require installing additional software or make use of VMs or containers
    • Installing and becoming familiar with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Docker or something similar may be helpful
    • Specific coding languages are called out by some projects (e.g. Python, Go, Java, C++), but this is heavily dependent on the project(s) you choose
  • Sharing Code
    • Git/GitHub is commonly used for open source projects. Familiarizing yourself with it is recommended.
    • An online tutorial is available here: Git Tutorial
    • IETF Hackathon GitHub Org
      • If you would like to have your project/code hosted here, send your GitHub ID and the name of your project via email to
  • Training Materials


  • Champions for each technology are encouraged to share any other things they think would be helpful in preparation for the hackathon
  • Project Presentations
    • All teams have the opportunity to present what they did on Friday during the closing session of the Hackathon.


Access to virtual IETF network

  • The NOC team has been working on an experiment that allows you to join the IETF network while attending the meeting remotely. The system provides a bunch of networks, very similar to what we offer at a meeting, just at your home, school, lab, office - just "virtual via the Internet".
  • The goal is not to provide "Internet Access”, you already have that. This VPN rather puts you into the IETF network as close as possible, very much as if you were sitting next to each other plugged into the same switch or connected to the same WLAN. Currently, functionality is the priority, while performance varies based on your location and network speed. The NOC team has no control of over that.
  • The system is based on one of our network hubs and your client provided equipment (CPE). The CPE is currently based on the Raspberry Pi platform, but designed to accommodate others. We have tested with Cisco and Mikrotik routers.


  • As a participant your requirements are simple. You need a Raspberry Pi, you download the image to the SD flash card, plug it in, and "get connected".
  • Supported PIs:
    • Pi 2B (requires a wireless adapter)
    • Pi 3B
    • Pi 4B
  • Works with client side IPv6 and IPv4 Internet connection.
  • Emits WLAN "ietf-virtual" (if supported by your Pi model)!
  • Multiple ietf network options

Requesting Access

Webex sessions for teams

Champions can request a Webex account they can use to schedule meetings for their team. These are similar to the Webex accounts allocated to working group chairs to be used for virtual interim meetings. An account can be requested by a team champion at any time. Accounts will remain active and available for use until the end of March 2021. Request your account HERE. In the request form, you can use your project name where it asks for "Working Group Name".

Ongoing communication

In addition to registering for the hackathon and subscribing to the hackathon list, it is recommended to monitor both the hackathon wiki and the list as the hackathon approaches, determine which project(s) are of interest to you, and reach out to the champions of those projects to determine how best to be involved and coordinate with the rest of the team working on each project.

Champions are welcome and encouraged to list times and mechanisms for collaborating with their team in the Team Schedule. Participants can use this page to determine how and when to reach other team members.

The hackathon kickoff and the closing presentations will be available via Meetecho. The hackathon Jabber room may be used for general and project specific communication.

  • Jabber room:

IPR and Code Contribution Guideline

All hackathon participants are free to work on any code. The rules regarding that code are what each participant's organization and/or open source project says they are. The code itself is not an IETF Contribution. However, discussions, presentations, demos, etc., during the hackathon are IETF Contributions (similar to Contributions made in working group meetings). Thus, the usual IETF policies apply to these Contributions, including copyright, license, and IPR disclosure rules.

Projects Included in Hackathon (add your project using the template provided at end of project list)

  • Note, all projects are open to everyone. However, some champions have identified their projects as being particularly good for first time IETFers and/or first time hackathoners. These projects are marked with a star, i.e. '*'. If you are championing a project that is great for newcomers, please add a '*' at the end of your project name.


  • Champion(s)
    • Hemant Singh (hemant@…)
  • Project(s)
    • P4 to VPP
    • Bring your P4-16 programs and I will use a proprietary compiler from MNK Labs to convert P4 to a VPP plugin.

BMWG - YANG model and implementation of Network Interconnect Tester

Network Telemetry with BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) and YANG Push

CoAP Group Communication with Group OSCORE

ACE Group Key Manager


Interface to Network Security Functions (I2NSF) Framework

IP Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE) Basic Protocols

  • Champion(s)
    • Jaehoon Paul Jeong <pauljeong at>
  • Project(s)
    • IP-Based Context-Aware Navigator Protocol
      • This project is to develop a vehicular communication system for safe and secure driving using IETF IPWAVE protocols.
    • Transmission of IPv6 Packets over IEEE 802.11-OCB (IPv6 over 802.11-OCB)
      • Linux Kernel Compiling for OCB mode (Kernel version 4.4).
    • Vehicular Mobility Information (VMI) option in IP-based vehicular networks.
      • IPv6 packet transmission by two OCB-enabled AION robots.
      • Communication-based accident avoidance.


Sliding Window FEC codec (SWIF)


  • Champion(s)
    • Sebastian Benthall (
  • Project(s)
    • Integration and analysis of 3GPP and IEEE mailing lists
    • Integration with the INDELab conversationkg tool
    • Produce instructional videos
    • Improve linking across datasets (such as the datatracker and mailing lists)
    • Query/notebook design to support projects from research community


QUIC Measurements

  • Champion(s)
    • Jari Arkko
  • Project(s)
    • measurements with Spindump, interop testing & new versions (see also separate item)
    • new measurement experiments?
    • add your project here!

TLS-based EAP methods and TLS 1.3

BMWG - Containerized Infrastructure Benchmarking

  • Champion(s)
    • Quang Huy Nguyen(huynq at, KJ Sun(gomjae at, Younghan Kim(younghak at
  • Project(s)
    • Figure out container networking performance in Service Function Chain on a host
    • Evaluating network performance based on vSwitch (OVS/DPDK and VPP) and virtual Interface (memif/vhostuser)
  • Specifications:

Application-aware G-SRv6 network - BIER PoC on top of our p4 lab

  • Champion(s)
    • mc36, fl, jordi
  • Project(s)
    • - you can participate in a BIER network, we'll sometimes stream music...

Don’t see anything that interests you? Feel free to add your preferred technology to the list, sign up as its champion and show up to work on it. Note: you must login to the wiki to add content. If you add a new technology, we strongly suggest that you send email to to let others know. You may generate interest in your technology, and find other people who want to contribute to it.

TEMPLATE: Copy/paste and update the following template to add your project to the list:


  • Champion(s)
    • tbd
  • Project(s)
    • tbd

To edit the wiki, log in using your IETF datatracker login credentials. If you don't yet have an IETF datatracker account, you may get one by going here and requesting a new account.

Last modified 4 hours ago Last modified on 25/02/21 10:27:28