If you will be in Berlin, Germany, this weekend and are interested in putting your coding or documentation skills to good use in helping make DNS more secure, please plan to join a group of about 20 of us at the IETF 96 Hackathon who will be working on DNS-related projects. The Hackathon is at the InterContinental Hotel from 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday, July 16, and from 9:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday, July 17. (You don’t have to be there the whole time – some people come and go.)
NOTE: you do NOT have to be attending IETF 96 to participate in the Hackathon. It is separate – and free – but you do need to register to attend. We welcome other developers in the Berlin area who want to join us during the weekend.
Details can be found on the IETF 96 Hackathon wiki page.
We have a group of 20+ people who will be working on a variety of DNS, DNSSEC, DPRIVE and DANE projects. There are some projects that could use some additional help (including non-coding help such as documentation and user testing). You are also welcome to bring other projects to the Hackathon.
You can see the list of projects and ideas on the IETF wiki hackathon page – although you need to scroll down to find the DNS section.
The GetDNS crew has a number of projects underway, including TLS interfaces, a Universal Acceptance review and RFC5011 testing. Rick Lamb plans to make BIND work with smartcards without patches. I plan to work on the code behind the weekly DNSSEC deployment maps. I’m sure others will bring some projects, too, by the time it begins.
A good group of “DNS people” have now done this for the past several IETF meetings. It’s been a great experience and moved a number of DNS-related projects forward. We would definitely welcome anyone else who wants to join us, even if just for part of the time. Bring your coding and documentation skills and help make DNS better!
P.S. And of course you can also join in with the many other excellent projects happening at the Hackathon, too, including some great work on TLS implementations. We here at Deploy360 just happen to be focused on DNS…