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OpenDaylight Summit in Pics: Behold, the Beard Is Resplendent

The conference was splendid. Accommodations were not.

Mitch Wagner

August 3, 2015

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The OpenDaylight Summit was a delightful and educational experience for learning about SDN, OpenDaylight and open source networking.

Alas, "delightful" is not the word I'd use for my hotel room.

I was not able to get a room at the conference hotel, and so I stayed down the road.

It wasn't the worst hotel I've stayed at while traveling on a business trip. That was Circus Circus in Las Vegas. The room smelled like poop and the walls were decorated with paintings of giant clowns. Nobody wants giant clowns watching them sleep in a room that smells like poop.

But even in a business travel career distinguished by many substandard accommodations, my hotel for this conference stands out. So herewith a slideshow of highlights of the conference (which was really great) and petty complaints about my hotel.

Figure 1: Resplendent Beard Theo Buchinskas, with the conference production crew, had a resplendent beard. Theo Buchinskas, with the conference production crew, had a resplendent beard.

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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