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ONUG Grand Challenge

ONUG and SDN Hub

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM (PDT)

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The goal of the Grand Challenge Hackathon is to showcase innovation, new tools and applications from developers across the globe that address network automation. ONUG believes that a new generation of business value will be created with open programmable infrastructure. The ONUG Grand Challenge Hackathon will be a virtual event allowing developers from around the globe to participate. SDN Hub will lead the Hackathon effort and Cisco Systems is the exclusive sponsor. More details on the grand challenge is here.

Participation is open to all, including academics, DevOps, network engineers, and industry veterans. The participants can form teams with a maximum of 4 people. The teams will work on an original idea over a virtual forum. The SDN Hub team and Cisco team will be able to provide limited technical support for the platform the team uses for their application.


RSVP Deadline: March 18, 2016
Coding time: April 1 - April 11, 2016


Programmers may write code on the platform of their choice, including Cisco’s APIC-EM or APIC-Cobra, OpenDaylight, Floodlight, Ryu, OpenContrail, Docker orchestration tools, Open vSwitch, to name a few.In addition, Cisco will provide simulators and technical support for those who wish to write to Cisco’s APIC APIs. Applications developed at the hackathon will be open-sourced and made available to the ONUG Community and industry at large via the ONUG GitHub website.


The final entry will be judged based on creativity, uniqueness, feature set, technical depth, and the ability of their solution to address the ONUG IT Services Lifecycle Framework. The winning team will receive $2,500, five minutes to present their application to the full ONUG audience, and the opportunity to display a poster board in the demonstration showcase at ONUG Spring 2016, hosted by Intuit in Mountain View, California.

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Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM (PDT)

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ONUG and SDN Hub

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG)  is a community comprised of IT executives that are leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Mission is to enable greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business valueONUG is led by a Board of Directors composed of IT leaders from several Fortune 500 enterprises, and Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report.

A portal for the community to discuss and share technical content relevant to SDN, such as source code, testing tools, orchestration scripts and SDN applications. Our goal is to foster community's adoption of SDN solutions.

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