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Save the Date- Africans @ IETF 98- 28 March, 8-9 am (US CDT)

Kevin Chege
By Kevin ChegeDirector, Internet Development

Africans at the IETF Meeting

Venue: Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 2 room
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017 
Time: 8 to 9 am (US Central Time)


There will be a session for the Africans who will be in attendance in Chicago for the upcoming IETF 98. The session will cover the IETF Africa initiative which aims to raise awareness of IETF standards in Africa and encourage more developers and network engineers from Africa to participate in the work being done at the IETF.


Starts at 8 (US Central Time)

·      Introductions and Welcome – 5 mins

·      IETF Africa initiative – where we are – 10mins

·      Planning for 2017 activities (ideas & discussions) – 20 mins

o   Event at AIS 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya

o   Hackathons in 2017 – the plan

o   Webinar topics for 2017

·      Discussion on involving others – 20 mins

·      Wrap up


Anyone from Africa who will be at the IETF 98 in Chicago is encouraged to attend. The meeting is also open to anyone wanting to hear more about the IETF Africa Initiative and contribute ideas.

If you would like to attend, kindly RSVP to Marsema Tariku –  [email protected]

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