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[Update #2] Getting Involved and Planning Your Participation at ONOS Build 2017


June 1, 2017

As we mentioned in the first update of our ONOS Build 2017 blog series,  today’s blog post will focus on how you can get involved in early planning of the event and when you should plan to arrive and leave Seoul, what type of travel subsidies we’ll be providing and how to obtain a visa if you need one.

Staying true to our open source ethos, ONOS Build is a developer conference designed and run by the community for the community. We want to make the entire planning and execution process as participatory as possible and encourage everyone who is interested in attending to get involved as early as possible.

To oversee the event, we have a core planning team composed of William Quiviger (Lead Planner), Andrea Campanella (Technical Content Planner) and Jian Li (Local Coordination) who have been doing very initial planning  and who are on point to gather feedback and answer questions throughout the whole planning process.

Getting involved in early content planning

In this early phase of planning, the main focus areas are content, format, and schedule for the event. Drawing from our experience last year and the great feedback we got from participants, our thinking is to build a similar schedule to last year’s. The general idea is to schedule keynotes, high level presentations and panels in the morning and interactive tracks in the afternoon focused on deep-diving into ONOS code and showcasing ONOS work across the community. We also plan to hold an SDN Science Fair and a Hackathon, very similar to last year.

Here is a snapshot of what our current thinking is:

In terms of the afternoon tracks, we have come up with a tentative list of ONOS Basics sessions which are listed here.

For the Community Showcases, SDN Science Fair and Hackathon, we’ll be writing separate blog posts detailing exactly how to get involved and we’ll be doing an official  “Call for Participation” shortly after.

Planning your Participation

ONOS Build 2017 will be taking place in Seoul for three full days from Wednesday 20th September to Friday 22nd September, 2017. To make sure you don’t miss a beat, we strongly recommend participants traveling from abroad to arrive in Seoul on Tuesday 19th September and leaving on Saturday 23 September.

If you require a visa to travel to South Korea, worry not, we will soon be publishing information on how to obtain a visitor’s visa and receiving a formal invitation from the Open Networking Foundation to attend the event.

We are actively reaching out to potential sponsors to raise funds to help cover travel subsidies for active ONOS contributors who would require financial assistance to travel to South Korea. Whether you are actively contributing code to ONOS, or participating in an ONOS Brigade or actively building community as an ONOS Ambassador, we will make sure to sponsor as many contributors as we can from all over the world. We’ll be publishing a blog post specifically about this in the next weeks.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

For now, if you have thoughts, ideas or just feedback on logistics or the proposed schedule and format, or if you have specific ideas for sessions for the ONOS Basics track, please start a thread on the general ONOS mailing list or write to the core planning team directly at onos-build [at] onlab [dot] us.