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  • IETF 116 Yokohama registration now open

    Registration is now open for IETF 116 Yokohama

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    24 Nov 2022
  • IETF 115 post-meeting survey

    IETF 115 London was held 5-11 November 2022

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    22 Nov 2022
  • Catching up on IETF 115

    Recordings are now available for sessions held during the IETF 115 meeting and the IETF Hackathon, where more than 1500 participants gathered in London and online 5-11 November 2022.

      13 Nov 2022
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      The upcoming IETF 115 meeting in London on 5-11 November 2022 is a unique opportunity for networking researchers to learn how RFCs are written, to engage with the Internet standards community to begin to develop research impact, and to meet more than 1,000 leading technologists from around the world currently working in industry, academia, and other organizations.

        1 Nov 2022
      • Suggested IETF 115 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

        These IETF 115 meeting sessions are likely to include discussions and new proposals that are accessible to a broad range of Internet technologists whether they are new to the IETF or long-time participants.

          24 Oct 2022

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        Team to help regarding harassment concerns

        • Jari ArkkoIETF Chair

        1 Apr 2016

        In 2013, the IESG set the IETF anti-harassment policy. The IETF strives to create and maintain an environment in which people of many different backgrounds are treated with dignity, decency, and respect.

        Those who participate in the IETF are expected to behave according to professional standards and demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviour. IETF participants must not engage in harassment.

        Last year, we concluded the process to write a BCP that defines the anti-harassment procedures, should any concerns arise. That BCP has now been published as RFC 7776. The RFC specifies that there shall be a specialist team that can be reached for help, advice, and possible actions regarding harassment concerns.

        I’m happy to announce that Allison Mankin, Pete Resnick, and Linda Klieforth have accepted to become the initial members in this team. They are preparing for this role, working on their operating practices as defined by the RFC, and we are setting up additional training for them. I am though happy to have them serving in this role, given that they have a lot of experience. Allison and Pete of course have a long experience about the IETF culture, topics, and leadership roles. In addition, Pete has volunteer experience from violence and discrimination related tasks. Linda Klieforth has been the acting ombudsperson for the IETF since 2013, and is the head of HR at ISOC. And Allison has a lot of experience about the way IETF selects leadership.

        Please welcome Linda, Allison, and Pete to this role. Feel free to contact them if you have any concerns, they are a very easy set of people to talk to, they will be here in Buenos Aires, and obviously everything you tell them will be kept in confidence as requested, as defined in the RFC.

        More information and contacts for the team can be found on the team page at https://www.ietf.org/ombudsteam.

        Also, while this isn’t strictly about harassment, this post seems like a good opportunity to remind everyone about behaving nicely. Please pay attention to how you interact with other people in the meeting and elsewhere. Think how you present criticism, for instance, and behave otherwise in a professional manner. I know you will, but sometimes spending a few seconds to think about how you go about a situation can make the experience so much better for everyone.


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