From the Editor's Desk

By: Mat Ford

Date: July 5, 2017

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The 98th meeting of the IETF took place in rainy downtown Chicago, USA. As usual, it was a busy meeting with lots of interesting work to report on. This IETF Journal provides merely a snapshot of the events and discussions that made this meeting so memorable.

Our cover article is a deep dive into Segment Routing, a new traffic-engineering technology being developed by the SPRING Working Group.

Also in this issue, you’ll learn about the many activities of the new Education and Mentoring Directorate, which aims to enhance the productivity, diversity, and inclusiveness of the IETF.

We also present an update from the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring WG, BoF updates, a readout from the pre-IETF Hackathon, a list of the tech demonstrations at the Bits-N-Bites event, and an article about the Internet Society Policy Guests to the IETF.

Our regular columns from the chairs and coverage of the IETF plenary wrap up the issue.

We are hugely grateful to all of our contributors. Please send comments and suggestions for contributions to [email protected] You can subscribe to hardcopy or email editions at