Re: build personal contacts outside of meetings

"Andrew G. Malis" <> Tue, 24 May 2016 19:35 UTC

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From: "Andrew G. Malis" <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:34:45 -0400
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Subject: Re: build personal contacts outside of meetings
To: Adrian Farrel <>
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At the start of each IETF meeting, I jsut use the “hallway” room to make
sure that my jabber client is set up and working properly.


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 5:24 AM, Adrian Farrel <> wrote:

> Alia,
> > I've wondered about whether it would help/add to have pictures of IETFers
> > associated with their IETF datatracker account.   We do have a gallery of
> > photos for WG chairs, but I have no sense of how much those are used.
> I have repeatedly been told that the WG chair photos are really useful for
> people attending f2f meetings who want to seek out chairs to talk with
> them. The same would probably apply to any IETFer with whom they wanted to
> make contact at an f2f meeting.
> [snip]
> > I would love to figure out how to recreate the types of serendipitous
> interactions
> > and 'hallway' conversations that happen - but in an on-line setting.
> A few years back the IESG caused the creation of
> When I was on the IESG I tried to remember to hang out there when my jabber
> client was open. I think a couple of other ADs tried as well. As I recall,
> it was very rare for anyone else to be there and over a couple of years I
> think I fielded just one question.
> Adrian