Jim Martin Retiring from the NOC

IETF Administration LLC Executive Director <exec-director@ietf.org> Mon, 18 March 2019 22:28 UTC

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At the end of IETF 104, Jim Martin will retire as the lead of the IETF Network Operating Center (NOC).  
Jim has served the NOC team for over 20 years and has been responsible for designing, deploying and 
operating the network infrastructure at every IETF meeting in last two decades.  

In addition to serving at meetings, Jim also traveled the globe to perform technical assessments 
at potential IETF venues -- scrutinizing networks first-hand to ensure that they were robust enough to 
support a future IETF meeting. If the technical infrastructure qualified, he aided in the negotiation 
of contracts and worked with local service providers to get donated circuits. On occasion, he and the 
NOC have actually rebuilt substantial portions of a venue's infrastructure to meet the IETF's needs.

Furthermore, Jim managed to stay active in the IETF technical process and is the author and contributor 
to dozens of IETF standards documents. 

Thank you Jim for your stellar service and commitment to the IETF community.

Portia Wenze-Danley
IETF LLC Executive Director, Interim