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SDN Dragon's Den: Pitch Your SDN App - Monday, July 27

Thank you to our sponsor Brocade!

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cypress Room, 2nd Level of the Hyatt

Do you have an SDN app idea? Give your 5-minute pitch to the “Dragons” of Networking - leading developers and technologists from OpenDaylight and the industry-at-large who will evaluate and provide feedback on the technical viability and real-world applicability for your SDN app idea.

As you develop your idea for the Dragon’s Den, keep in mind that your idea should have a clear vertical sector (service provider, banking, higher education, etc) and a specific target user (enterprise network administrator, devops, database manager, or an end user such as a bank teller, professor, student, etc)  and define why that user would want your app (what problem does it solve, or what new opportunity does it open). Be able to explain why an SDN approach will improve outcomes for the user as compared to existing methods for addressing the challenge. You are strongly encouraged to attend the ODL Application Development Tutorial on Monday, July 27, from 8:30am to 5:40pm.

Here Be Prizes! Dragons will also select one winner who will receive the following: 1) Community recognition and a digital badge for social media, and 2) A one-year Developer License of Brocade SDN Controller (complete with support).

Join us and see if you have what it takes to impress the Networking Dragons!

Know Your Dragons:

  • Jim Burns, chief technology officer, Elbrys Networks

  • Roz Roseboro, senior analyst, Heavy Reading

  • Kevin Woods, director of product management, Brocade

  • Ed Warnicke, principal engineer, Cisco


5:30 PM Networking, mingling and food/drink

6:00 PM   Introductions

6:10 PM Justin Sae Hyong Park, ETRI Korea

6:20 PM Dhanashri Patil, Brocade

6:30 PM Hariharan Ananthakrishnana, Packet Design

6:40 PM William (Bill) Malyk, EnterpriseWeb

6:50 PM Nitin Agarwal, OpenDaylight intern

7:00 PM Gunjan Patel, Ciena

7:10 PM Judges Feedback & Winner Selection

Group Photo & Winner Photo with Panelists

7:30 PM Event close

Complimentary food and beverages including beer/wine. There is no cost to attend (OD Summit conference pass required). Register today!

Reporters and other attendees are welcome to attend this free event but we ask that you please register in advance. Thanks and happy pitching!


Community Exchange Center (CEC) - Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 & 29

Tuesday, 10:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 9:50am - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom FGH, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

The CEC features games, food, and fun in a comfortable atmosphere. Take a quick break, grab a bite, play a round of human-sized Jenga or chat with exhibitors and attendees -- the Community Exchange Center has it all! We're even including a few whiteboards that will be freely available for attendees to map out their ODL networking challenges and discuss solutions and key points.

The CEC will also be home to the Demo Theater where you’ll hear from ODL members in 20 minute presentations from 1:00pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for a full Demo Theater schedule.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to gather stamps for your Passport to Open SDN. Earn four stamps and return to Registration for a chance to win a Raspberry Pi with OpenDaylight embedded!


Evening Reception: The Search for Open Collaboration - Tuesday, July 28

6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Terra Courtyard, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Pool

Join us for a fun-filled endless summer evening by the pool complete with snacks, brews and boats. Mix and mingle to the beats of the California Beach Boys, challenge a colleague to a remote-controlled boat race and roast s’mores by the fire. All the while continuing discussions, collaboration and networking following the first day of the Summit.

No RSVP needed; we look forward to seeing all attendees there!


Board of Directors Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, July 29

5:45pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom E, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Join the OpenDaylight Board of Directors for a drink and bring your questions/comments.The meeting is open to all attendees.


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