"I had attended previous IETF meetings, including Hackathons, but it was my first where I was demonstrating my own work — the first public demonstration of an implementation of ILNP (RFCs 6740-6748). I attended with my PhD student, Ryo Yanagida, and it was his first IETF meeting.
"It was an excellent event — the Hackathon itself on Saturday and Sunday, and “Hackdemo Happy Hour” on Monday. Ryo and I had lots of people visit us on all three days. They were interested in seeing our demonstration of ILNP mobility-multihoming duality, and it was great to have so many comments, and insightful feedback — both encouragement and constructive criticism. We also found some bugs in our code, which was also useful — things to fix and improve! We also got a chance to see what others in the community were working on.
"Ryo and I came along with our own testbed (shipped from the UK), and so I needed some assistance setting up for the Hackathon and the 'Hackdemo Happy Hour.' I am grateful to the Hackathon organizers for how approachable, friendly, helpful, and professional you all were in assisting me with my slightly unusual requirements. Very much appreciated, many thanks to you all. I look forward to future IETF Hackathons!”
– Saleem Bhatti