Being a remote participant (for the first time) at this IETF 72
meeting, I have to say that my main disappointment was that some or
all of the slides for the two plenary sessions were not available at
the time of the plenary.
In the Wednesday Plenary, only two of the 4 IPv6 presentations were
available. The ARIN presentation, in particular, had a number of
charts that made it rather useless to be listening to the audio as we
had no clue what was being discussed. The two missing presentations
were later uploaded, but they were not available when they were being
In the Thursday Plenary, *none* of the presentations were available
outside of the one-slide agenda and the Note Well. This left those of
us listening to the audio (and in the Jabber room) without much
context for what was being said.
I applaud the efforts the IETF makes to allow for remote
participation. At IETF 72, the audio streams generally worked very
well with only a few minor glitches on the ones I listened to. In
contrast to IETF 71, the Jabber server worked great with no outages
that I saw. The groups I attended all had good Jabber scribes. Most
all of the working groups had their slides up in time for the sessions
(some did this better than others, getting them up sometimes a day in
advance). While obviously not as good as actually being there in
person, the remote participation experience was pretty decent.
My only major disappointment as a remote participant was really that I
didn't have some or all of the slides and therefore the context for
the audio of the plenary sessions.
My 2 cents,
Dan York, CISSP, Director of Emerging Communication Technology
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