[116-newparticipants] New Participant Information - 5 weeks to IETF 116

Michelle Cotton <mcotton@amsl.com> Mon, 20 February 2023 20:59 UTC

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This message is part of a series to bring you information about the IETF that will help you as a new participant.

The IETF uses many tools for discussions, documentation, and collaboration.  Below you will find some of the more widely used tools that you should familiarize yourself with.

Datatracker: https://datatracker.ietf.org
One of the most important tools you will use participating in the IETF is the Datatracker.  It stores all the information about Working Groups and the documents that are created, edited, and ultimately published as standards in the form of RFCs.

Meetecho: https://www.ietf.org/how/meetings/technology/meetecho-guide-participant/
Whether you are participating remotely or in-person, the Meetecho conferencing platform is used  for Working Group and other sessions during the IETF meeting.
There are opportunities to test out Meetecho in advance of the IETF meeting to get used to the format, buttons, and features. Details about using Meetecho at the IETF 116 meeting will be available soon.

Zulip: https://zulip.ietf.org
The IETF uses Zulip as their chat server and you can login using your datatracker credentials.  Within the IETF’s Zulip server, there is a #new-participants channel where new participants can chat, ask questions and get reminders of events at the IETF meeting.  For more information about Zulip see the following:

Github: https://github.com/ietf
Participants in the IETF often use Github for editing documents.  For more information about Git and how to use it, see the tutorial found here: https://ietf-gitwg.github.io

Check out the mailing list archives for any messages that you may have missed prior to registering:

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Michelle Cotton
New Participant Ambassador