BOFs

Birds of a Feather meetings (BOFs) are informal meetings that are convened for a variety of purposes such as exchanging information and discussing new ideas or particular issues. They can be proposed and convened at short notice and there is no formal requirement for submission of papers or posting to mailing lists (however, the results of BOFs are reported to the Member Meeting session of each APNIC Meeting).

BOFs serve as a means to conduct ad hoc and informal meetings, and also as a useful means to gauge interest in a particular topic or idea before the establishment of a new SIG.

BOFs are also an important part of the process of forming a new Special Interest Group (SIG). When a new SIG has been recommended, a preliminary BOF should be held to determine interest in the proposed subject area, the readiness of individuals to volunteer as chair, and to develop a charter. A new SIG cannot be created unless a BOF has been held.

 

BOF APNIC conferences where BOFs have met
APNIC Foundation 42 | 43
APOPs 21 | 20 | 19 | 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 12
Certificate Authority (CA)/PKI 23 | 12 | 11 | 10
CRISP/EPP 19 | 17
Cooperation SIG (PPAC) 38
Data Gathering and Analysis 43
Disaster preparedness 40
Distributed DNS 14
DNS variant management 40
Exchange points
Note: Internet Exchange Point discussions now take place at APIX meetings held at APNIC conferences.
10
Fellows 42
Internet Routing Registry 14
Internet self-regulation 10
IPv6 Readiness Measurement 42 | 41 | 40 | 39 | 38 | 37 | 36
IPv4 address leasing 37
Membership agreement 11 | 10
Membership petition 30
Mobile technology 40
Multihoming techniques 10
Network abuse 38 | 37 | 33 | 32 | 20 | 17 | 14 | 12
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) 40 | 37
PGP Keysigning Party 23 | 21 | 20 | 19 | 18 | 10
RPKI routing 34
Training 22 | 12
Weirds BoF 35
Youth program 38