Josiah receives an Internet Society Fellowship

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the Internet's premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks. IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture. The Fellowship, among others, aims to foster greater understanding of, and participation in, the work of the IETF by technologists from emerging and developing economies; as well as to identify and foster potential future leaders from emerging and developing economies.

IETF meetings are organised around Working Groups (WGs), and Josiah's interest WGs at the IETF include the Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and the Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA).

Internet Society Fellows to the IETF receive travel, accommodation, meeting registration fees, and a ticket to the IETF social event; introduction to a mentor from their area of interest to help them prepare for the meeting, network with other experts, and successfully navigate the week-long meeting; a stipend for incidental expenses; and a certificate of participation.

The Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF are awarded through a competitive application process and are sponsored by Afilias, Google, Microsoft, and Verisign.