OCP SONiC/SAI Pre-Summit Workshop & Hackathon - hosted by LinkedIn

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LinkedIn Building #4

700 East Middlefield

Conference Room: Together

Mountain View, CA 94043

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Welcome to the OCP SONiC/SAI Pre-Summit Workshop & Hackathon - hosted by LinkedIn! During this pre-summit, we will have technical talks from various companies, a one-day hackathon and SONiC/SAI subgroup meetups.

A laptop is required for hackathon. Participants may team up with others. Please arrive at the LinkedIn building reception between 9am and 9:30am, for signing in and breakfast socials on Mar 2. Parking is limited! You are highly encouraged to use public transport or shared ride. If you do plan to drive, you may park at a neighboring LinkedIn building and walk from there. Please allow an extra 15 minutes for parking and walking.

LinkedIn Location:

700 East Middlefield Building Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
LinkedIn Building 4
Conference Room: Together

Monday, March 2

9:00 – 9:30 Social (Breakfast provided)

9:30 – 9:40 Opening - OCP

9:40 – 10:00 Keynote - Zaid Ali Kahn, Microsoft

10:00 – 10:20 SONiC beyond IDC: high scalability and rich feature set, Heidi Ou, Alibaba Group

10:20 – 10:40 SONiC Architecture for Distributed Systems (Modular Chassis), Praveen Bhagwatula, Cisco

10:40 - 11:00 Real World Experiences of a Hardened SONiC Implementation, Jose Gonzalez, Stefan Bokaie, Dell

11:00 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 11:45 A SONiC-integrated Software Platform for Programmable Hardware Applications, Jianwen Pi, Alibaba Group

11:45 – 12:10 BroadView Enables Advanced Telemetry for All Networks, Bhaskar Chinni, Broadcom

12:10 – 1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30 – 1:50 Developer`s overview for SONiC Part2, Praveen Chaudhary, LinkedIn

1:50 – 2:10 SONiC Application Extension Infrastructure, Marian Pritsak, Mellanox

2:10 – 2:30 SONiC Deployments Powered by Programmable Data Planes, Arkadiy Shapiro, Intel

2:30 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:50 Industry Panel on SAI Integration Feedback

3:50 – 4:10 Vendor neutral & supported SONiC solution, Vishal Shukla, Aviz Networks

4:10 – 4:30 SONiC Performance & Resiliency Test Report, Dean Lee, Keysight Technologies

4:30 – 4:40 Hackathon Kickoff

4:40 – 5:15 Team Forming

5:15 – 7:00 Dinner Social (Pizza or other provided)

Agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, March 3

LinkedIn Campus

9:00 - 4:00 Hackathon (Breakfast provided)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
4:00 - 6:00 Hackathon Presentation and Awards

Microsoft Campus (Address: 1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale)

9:00 - 3:30 OCP SONiC/SAI Subgroups Meetups

  • SAI-workgroup
  • SONiC-test-workgroup

Instructions for Hackathon:

Put on your thinking caps, team up with friends, and get ready to be the geek coder!! As a part of SONiC Workshop, we are organizing a Hackathon for SONiC. Here are more details of the event. Feel free to reach out with questions if any.


1. Participate alone or in teams up to a size of 5.
2. Team up with anyone in the community.
3. Free to choose any idea if it is useful for SONiC.
4. Execute on a virtual switch or a physical switch.
5. Hackathon begins at 4PM on March 2nd and ends at 4 PM on March 3rd. You are free to work on-site, at home or hotel during this period and come back at 4 PM for final presentation.
6. Participants from remote/video conferencing can also join.
7. Final presentation at 4PM on 3rd March includes a working demo of 5 min.
8. Bring your own laptop for development.
9. Development in any programming language is fine as long it can integrate with SONiC ecosystem.
10. Use of any off-the-shelf tools and package is allowed as long it has appropriate license for use with SONiC.


1. Prepare your laptop for virtual switch based development by following instructions given here:


2.Reach out to community and form a team before the event as you see fit.


1. Three winning teams to be chosen.

2. Judging committee consists of Senior Engineering leaders from SONiC community and OCP.

3. Criteria for evaluation: Relevance for SONiC, complexity in execution, uniqueness of idea, potential for Ship it!

4. All hackathon participants will get a souvenir.

GoToMeeting link : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/507645837

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Mountain View, CA 94043

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