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Open Source Networking: The Useful, The Scrap Heap, And The Broken

Open Source Networking continues to be top of mind in the networking industry and the open source world. While some may argue it reached critical mass in 2015, the reality is it has continued to drive forward at an  increasing pace. Working upstream in many of these projects requires skills which are not traditionally the core skills of network engineers. Each project does things slightly differently.

In this talk, we will cover how to effectively work across many upstream Open Source networking projects. Our comparison of how these projects take on work, how they consume this work, and how they fold it into their projects will lift the veil on how to be successful. We will take you on a light hearted ride through strategies which work and strategies which are guanteed to fail. And we'll show you how to be effective in joining an Open Source networking community.

What can I expect to learn?

As open source networking has exploded in recent years, it's worth taking a step back to understand the scope of the many projects being developed, and how they affect and relate to the NFV and telco space. Further, understanding how to work effectively in this space, in terms of upstream development, is key to any organizations success in this area. Our presentation will show you ways to be effective and successful developing bug fixes, new features, documentation and other key components of open source networking projects. We will also compare recent open source networking projects in terms of how they work upstream, how they are consumed, and how they are deployed.

Both of the presentors have a long and rich history across open source projects, spanning everything from virtual switches such as Open vSwitch to virtual routers including open source BGP stacks such as Quagga, to OpenStack Neutron and FD.io VPP.

Monday, April 29, 11:10am-11:50am (5:10pm - 5:50pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Kyle is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working on cloud-native technologies in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He has worked on Open Source networking for almost 10 years, was previously the OpenStack Neutron PTL, and is currently working on the Network Service Mesh project. Kyle lives in MN with his wife and kids where he coaches baseball and is the lead mentor for the 8-Bit... FULL PROFILE
Ian works for Cisco doing network things. The world of networking uses more and more software.  We use software to connect your mobile phones to the network, we use software to monitor the routers that form the internet, we use software to deploy, configure and change all those network components.  If we get it right, you never even know it's there. Ian's been on this since 2012, making NFV... FULL PROFILE