- An event during which devices are tested for interoperability with emerging standards by physically connecting them. If systems are standards compliant then they should function as expected when they're "plugged" together. "In the New Serial Bus (NSB) plugfest the FooMonkey device was unable to connect to a NSB controller and therefore did not receive an NSB compliance certification".
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plugfest - Computer Definition
A test of interoperability of network devices by actually plugging them into a running network. A plugfest is more of a down-and-dirty approach in contrast to the tedious process of certification by running a variety of test programs and test equipment. If you plug a device into the plugfest, it either works or it does not.