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QUIC & HTTP/3: Open Standards and Open Source Code

Published on September 18, 2020 · Updated on November 3, 2020
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By Lucas Pardue
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
QUIC & HTTP/3: Open Standards and Open Source Code


About the Talk

QUIC and HTTP/3 are new Internet protocols, under development in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), aimed to improve the security and performance of communication. In this talk, we’ll explore the importance of open standards and how GitHub has become a large part in the day-to-day activities of the QUIC Working Group. We’ll also see why open source implementations and interoperability testing play a critical role in standards development. The talk will conclude with hands-on advice for getting started with quiche, an implementation written in Rust, along with some tips for testing out HTTP/3 websites in your favorite browser.

What You’ll Learn

  • How QUIC and HTTP/3 aim to improve security and performance of Internet communication.

  • How standards definition organizations such as the IETF benefit from platforms and tools that support open collaboration.

  • How you can try out QUIC and HTTP/3 yourselves, today!

This Talk is Designed For

  • Anyone with an interest in Web or Internet communications.
  • Anyone with an interest in QUIC-related open source projects.


A basic understanding of networking principles and software engineering practices. Rust proficiency is not a requirement since we’ll be focusing on high-level APIs.


About the Presenter

Lucas Pardue is an engineer at Cloudflare and co-chair of the IETF QUIC Working Group. Lucas works on Internet protocols such as TLS, HTTP/2, QUIC and HTTP/3.

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