When I walked in on Monday to start working, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I did know the basics – the IOL is a network interoperability testing facility, staffed by mostly college students and funded through contracts with third party vendors. I knew this place saw its share of brand new, highly confidential products, and that the IOL is very unique – the only test lab of its kind in the world, in fact, according to the website. I knew that I would be working on building an IPv6/SDN demo with Intel’s Galileo board, and I knew approximately how to go about that. I considered myself prepared to dive right in.