Report on the first-ever SDN Hackathon – Dec 2013
We organized the first-ever hackathon focused on building useful networking solutions. Thanks to Software-defined Networking, we now have novel platforms to build applications that solve pain-points of network operators. In this hackathon, we encouraged teams to build applications over the OpenDaylight platform.
On the day of the hackathon, 20 individuals formed five groups to develop SDN applications. Interestingly, all participants were beginners to SDN programming. Although we provided seed ideas of applications to build, all teams choose to define their own solution. After 6 hours of deep-dive into the OpenDaylight platform, the teams gave a pitch and demonstration of the applications they worked on. We were truly impressed about the seriousness and excitement that the participants brought to the event.
- Neela Jacques, Executive Director of OpenDayLight project
- Nick Lippis, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of ONUG and Independent Industry Analyst
- Madhu Venugopal, Senior Principal S/w Engineer at Redhat and core contributor to ODL
Here are the winners and the projects; the code for all of these will be online soon.
The mission of SDN Hub is to promote open-source software development to address important problems using SDN technology. This hackathon proved to be a fun way to jumpstart the ecosystem and inspire open-source developers to actively engage. We can’t wait to organize the next one!
We thank LightSpeed Venture Partners and Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center for their sponsorship