IETF 100 Hackathon Day 0

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. Let’s go: “The Internet Engineering Task Force is the standards body that develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite”.

During IETF99, hackers.mu was present with 3 people. On this IETF100 Hackathon, we have 10 people from hackers.mu. You can read more about the objectives that we set here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/26/hackers_mu_tls_1_3/.

So, let’s cut it short. When we first came: Nitin Mutkawoa, Codarren Velvindron, Rahul Golam and Yashvi Paupiah setup up the NOC for the Hackathon. We had 2x 3g mobile connections where people could connect: one for Whatsapp, facebook, and other social media. The other 3g mobile connection was used only for the laptops. We are old fashioned: we like our cables :)

After a while we shifted to the Chill room, where we had one hell of an intensive session, where we started earlier. There was a LOT of people frantically reading through the OpenSSL API and source code trying to make sense of TLS 1.3. To make things more challenging, the TLS Team is busy preparing draft-22 of the TLS 1.3 spec, with some more twists :) Kifah (“ masky”) Meeran, Yasir Auleear and Nigel Yong came in a bit late, but were able to catch up.

In an interesting turn of event, I found myself at the center of the chill room like Master Yoda, with a bunch of Jedi busy meditating on TLS 1.3 ^D.

Jedi Council busy at work on TLS 1.3

Due to an interesting turn of events, I ended up with a hijacked laptop. I found myself reviewing patches from my smartphone :)

Our dinner: Grilled octopus :)

Lastly, we had a really nice dinner, with a unique catch :)

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