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.

 

BOFAPNIC conferences where BOFs have met
APNIC Foundation42 | 43
APOPs21 | 20 | 19 | 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 12
Certificate Authority (CA)/PKI23 | 12 | 11 | 10
Community Trainers45
Cooperation SIG (PPAC)38
CRISP/EPP19 | 17
Data Gathering and Analysis 45 | 44 | 43
Disaster preparedness40
Discussion with IPv6 CE vendors44
Distributed DNS14
DNS variant management40
Exchange points
Note: Internet Exchange Point discussions now take place at APIX meetings held at APNIC conferences.
10
Fellows 44 | 42
Fighting badness on the Internet though DMARC and DNS44
Internet Routing Registry14
Internet self-regulation10
IPv6 Readiness Measurement42 | 41 | 40 | 39 | 38 | 37 | 36
IPv4 address leasing37
ISIF Asia45
Membership agreement11 | 10
Membership petition30
Mobile technology40
Multihoming techniques10
Network abuse38 | 37 | 33 | 32 | 20 | 17 | 14 | 12
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV)40 | 37
PGP Keysigning Party23 | 21 | 20 | 19 | 18 | 10
RPKI routing34
Training22 | 12
Weirds BoF35
Youth program38