The 97th IETF meeting is happening this week in Seoul, but before the event began, the IETF sponsored a Hackathon which two Sandvine Engineers (Dave and Kyle) decided to participate in.
To prepare for the event, Dave and Kyle started a NSH Service Function Dev Kit project on GitHub in order to make it easier for others to create service functions that are compatible with Sandvine’s Traffic Steering Engine.
After announcing the project, they received feedback that they should consider integration with FD.io's VPP technology, so the duo teamed up with Hackathon attendee and VPP committer Pierre Pfister to collaborate on the project.
It was a busy couple of days at the Hackathon, but the team did get some code running and after presenting to the Hackathon group, they shared the award for Best New Work to IETF with another team that also worked on a SFC project. Congrats!
For those interested in learning more, you can see their full presentation below.
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