After a brief kickoff by Alissa Cooper, IETF Chair, and Charles Eckel, IETF Hackathon Co-Chair, participants formed into teams and got to work. It is not uncommon for participants to lend their expertise to multiple projects and for teams to work together on areas of common interest. This cooperation and knowledge transfer are an important part of the Hackathon. The increased awareness and friendships established over the weekend are as important as the code that gets written. These new connections do not merely span multiple IETF working groups.
In some cases, they bring together people from different open source communities, other standards organizations, and local universities. The I2NSF project, championed again by Jaehoon Paul Jeong from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, benefited from participants from Sungkyunkwan, Soongsil, and Chosun Universities as well as ETRI and KT Corporation, and leveraged open source code from the OpenStack and OpenDaylight communities.