IETF 111 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 - Friday, July 19 - 23, 2021
Where: IETF 111 is an online only meeting and so is the Hackathon.
Sign up for the Hackathon: HERE
View the list of registered Hackathon participants: HERE
IETF 111 Gather link (password: notewell): HERE

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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

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 (hackathon-chairs@…)
  • Training Materials
  • 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 an ongoing experiment that allows you to join the IETF network while attending the meeting remotely.

How to

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 August 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.


Network Telemetry with BMP and YANG Push

BMWG - YANG model and implementation of Network Interconnect Tester

EAT / CWT libraries tools and test vectors -- Entity Attestation Token, RATS WG


  • Champion(s)
    • Dave Thaler <dthaler at>
  • Project(s)
    • Integrate TEEP + COSE
    • Integrate TEEP + SUIT
    • Integrate TEEP + EAT (RATS)

CoAP Group Communication with Group OSCORE

ACE Group Key Manager


IP Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE) Basic Protocols

Interface to Network Security Functions (I2NSF) Framework

BMWG – Containerized Infrastructure Benchmarking

  • Champion(s)
    • Younghan Kim <younghak at>
    • Quang Huy Nguyen(huynq at
    • KJ Sun(gomjae at
  • Project(s)
    • Benchmarking packet loss rate with different acceleration technologies
      • VPP, OVS/DPDK and SR-IOV
    • Performance Impact depending on NUMA
      • vSwitch & NIC on same NUMA node - CNF & vSwitch on different NUMA node
      • vSwitch & NIC & CNF on same NUMA node
      • vSwitch & NIC on different NUMA node - CNF & vSwitch on same NUMA node
      • vSwitch & NIC on different NUMA node - CNF & vSwitch on different NUMA node
  • Specification(s)

QUIC measurements

  • Champion(s)
    • Mauro Cociglio (mauro.cociglio at
    • Jari Arkko (jari.arkko at
  • Project(s)
    • New measurement mechanisms!
    • PR merging
    • Spindump maintenance
    • Testing

Confidential DNS

  • Champion(s)
    • Jiri Novotny (jiri.novotny at
    • Jari Arkko (jari.arkko at
  • Project(s)
    • Interop testing, new features for confidential-computing based DNS resolvers
    • Other ideas welcome

IoT Device Management


Tools for quantitative analysis of IETF mailing lists and docs.


See more at:

Equality of sdfObjects

SDF WoT Converter and SDF protocol bindings

ID Visualizations*

MASQUE Interop testing

  • Champion(s)
    • Marcus Ihlar (marcus.ihlar at
    • Magnus Westerlund (magnus.westerlund at
  • Project(s)
    • HTTP3 Datagrams

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.

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