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SlideshowOpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
Carol Wilson
9/30/2016

The third OpenDaylight Summit was the first to take place outside of Silicon Valley, and also groundbreaking as a celebration and broad discussion of actual deployments and real-world usage of ODL controllers.

Executive Director Neela Jacques kicked things off with a keynote in which he stressed that the theme of the event was "It just got real," and that point was driven home by presentations from AT&T, Telstra and Tencent on how they are putting ODL controllers to work.

Being a developer conference, there was also a certain amount of silliness, although fewer folks in bare feet and t-shirts than at some previous events.

Click on the image below to start the slideshow. And for more of our OpenDaylight coverage, click on the article links below the photo.

 

Kicking It Off
Neela Jacques, in his keynote address, paid tribute to three key players in getting OpenDaylight off the ground: Dan Pitt, former executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, which launched software-defined networking as an open source initiative; Margaret Chiosi, long-time AT&T executive and strong open source advocate; and Tony Tkacik from Pantheon, now part of Cisco, who was a key developer of the model-driven service adaptation layer.
Neela Jacques, in his keynote address, paid tribute to three key players in getting OpenDaylight off the ground: Dan Pitt, former executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, which launched software-defined networking as an open source initiative; Margaret Chiosi, long-time AT&T executive and strong open source advocate; and Tony Tkacik from Pantheon, now part of Cisco, who was a key developer of the model-driven service adaptation layer.

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— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

 
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kq4ym
kq4ym
10/14/2016 | 9:39:24 AM
Re: Cookies & Beer
From Airstream trailers to pup tent, and cookies to veggies, looks like the meetings were informative if not downright entertaining despite changing area weather typical there!
cnwedit
cnwedit
10/3/2016 | 2:10:08 PM
Re: Cookies & Beer
Good point, Mitch. It was cooler in Bellevue, at least on Tuesday and Wednesday. I managed to dress wrong all three days - the first day, I was wearing long sleeves and it was hot. The next two days, I had thinner shirts and it was cold. 

I admired the candid comment from the Ericsson guy about learning that hard way not to create your own version of open source code.

I was a bit of a failure at the beer and cookies event. I drank a glass of wine instead and photographed the cookies instead of eating them. I really wanted the popcorn that was being handed out as well but the line was too long 
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
10/3/2016 | 1:26:05 PM
Cookies & Beer
I suspect the lack of T-shirts and bare feet may have been because the weather was cooler? Interesting point on the "upstream first" strategy from Ericsson. Once you've made changes in a release you run the risk of forking it, and that's accepting a lot of responsibility. I would watch the "Adventures of Crispin Blackall," particularly if it was as Doctor Who spinoff. Binge eating is a big problem for me at conferences. I would have gained 10 pounds at this one. Though cookies and beer seems like an unappetizing combination. I would drink the beer right away and save the cookies for later.
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