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OpenDaylight Project Hosts Second-Annual SDN Application Contest

By August 25, 2016March 28th, 2017Foundation News

OpenDaylight Project Hosts Second-Annual SDN Application Contest

Seeking submissions for September SDN “Dragon’s Den” event

SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2016— The OpenDaylight Project, the networking industry’s largest open source project focused on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the second OpenDaylight SDN Dragon’s Den will take place September 26, 2016, at OpenDaylight Summit 2016 in Seattle. The event provides a platform for participants to pitch various SDN application ideas in a lively “competitive showcase” environment.

The evening event invites participants to present a seven-minute pitch, including an overview and demo, to the “Dragons of Networking”– leading developers and users from the OpenDaylight community and the investor world who will evaluate and provide feedback on the technical viability and real-world applicability of the SDN application pitches.

To submit a presentation or simply attend the Dragon’s Den, visit here. Submissions are due Friday, September 9, midnight Pacific time.

Each app submission must target a clear vertical sector (e.g., service provider, financial services, higher education, etc.) and a specific user category (enterprise network administrator, DevOps, database manager or an end user such as bank teller, professor, student, etc.). Participants are also asked to define the value the user would gain from the specific application. New to this year’s contest, participants will need to provide a demo of working code. The application may already be in-market, but is not required.

The best eight submissions will have the opportunity to enter the OpenDaylight Dragon’s Den. Dragons will also select one winner who will receive the following: 1) A one-year Developer License of Brocade SDN Controller (complete with support) and 2) Community recognition and a digital badge for social media.

Dragons” of Networking judges include a Tier 1 industry venture capitalist, an OpenDaylight technical director and a prominent OpenDaylight end user.

“Dragon’s Den is the perfect event to follow our all-day tutorial training,”  said Phil Robb, senior technical director of OpenDaylight. “It also provides the unique opportunity for developers to demonstrate their use of OpenDaylight and introduce new ways to leverage the platform for solving real-world problems.”

Dragon’s Den, sponsored by Brocade, is part of the “Extend Your Experience” list of activities during OpenDaylight Summit on September 27-29 in Seattle. Additional activities include tutorials, trainings, evening reception and more. To learn more about registration or “Extend Your Experience,” please visit here.

For details on last year’s Dragon’s Den event and pitched SDN applications, visit here.

About the OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN framework consisting of code and blueprints. Get involved:

OpenDaylight is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.


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Jill Lovato

OpenDaylight Project