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Talk: Contributing to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Time and Place:
14.01.2015, 20:00 @ IT-Syndikat, Tschamlerstraße 3

(RSVP via eMail, we need to make sure that we have enough space and chairs available)


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is one of the leading
standards developing organizations where the core Internet protocols are
developed. With more than 100 working groups in 8 areas it covers a wide
range of technologies, everything from routing to security. Like any
other bigger organization it has a complex culture, organizational
structure and many rules. Understanding this eco-system, in addition to
the technology, is essential to successfully start new work and to
finalize it within a reasonable time-frame.

In this talk Hannes Tschofenig will explain his journey through the IETF
starting at around 2000. The focus will be on the people that keep the
organization 'ticking' but will nevertheless help you to understand the
structure and the processes of the organization.


CV: Hannes Tschofenig is employed by ARM Limited, a company known for
their widely used low-power microprocessors found in tablets, mobile
phones, and embedded devices. Prior employers include the European Data
Protection Supervisor, Nokia/Nokia Networks, and Siemens.

His work life focused on developing global standards to make the
Internet work better. He has been active in one of the leading Internet
standards developing organizations, the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), for the past 14 years and has contributed to more than 60 RFCs
on security, privacy, and emergency services.

Hannes co-chaired various IETF groups, including the "Web Authorization
Protocol" (OAuth) working group and the "Authentication and
Authorization for Constrained Environments (ace)" working group. OAuth
is a protocol to enable secure and privacy-friendly data sharing on the
Web/Internet. ACE is a working group focused on Internet of Things

From 2010 to 2014 Hannes was a member of the Internet Architecture Board
(IAB), a committee of the IETF. He is also vice-chair of the FIDO
Alliance Privacy and Public Policy Working Group. The FIDO (Fast
IDentity Online) Alliance aims to change the nature of authentication on
the Web by developing specifications that reduce the reliance on passwords.
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