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The LFN booth at ONS Europe will showcase the top, community-led, technical demos from the LFN family of projects.

LF Networking (LFN), launched on January 1st of this year, has already made a significant impact in the open source networking ecosystem gaining over 100 members in the just the first 100 days. Critically, LFN has also continues to attract support and participation from many of the world’s top network operators, including six new members announced in May: KT, KDDI, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom; and Deutsche Telekom announced just last month. In fact, member companies of LFN now represent more than 60% of the world’s mobile subscribers. Open source is becoming the de facto way to develop software and it’s the technical collaboration at the project level that makes it so powerful.

Similar to the demos in the LFN Booth at ONS North America, the LFN Booth at ONS Europe will once again showcase the top, community-led, technical demos from the LFN family of projects. We have increased the number of demo stations from 8 to 10, and for the first time, are showcasing demos from the big data analytics project PNDA, and demos that include the newly added LFN Project, Tungsten Fabric (formerly OpenContrail). Technology from founding LFN Projects FD.io, ONAP, OPNFV, and OpenDaylight will also be represented, along with adjacent projects like Acumos, Kubernetes, OpenCI, Open Compute Project, and OpenStack.

Building on the Virtual Central Office demo shown at the OPNFV Summit last year, a team from Red Hat and 10+ participating companies, including China Mobile, have expanded to show a mobile access network configuration using vRAN for the LTE RAN and vEPC built in open source. Another demo showcasing collaboration from 10+ companies, Orange will showcase their Orange OpenLab which is based on several LFN projects. OpenLab allows for the management of CI/CD pipelines, and provides a stable environment for developers. Other operator-led demos include CCVPN (Cross Domain and Cross Layer VPN), from China Mobile and Vodafone, that demonstrates ONAP orchestration capability; and a demo from AT&T showcasing the design, configuration, and deployment of a closed loop instance acting on a VNF (vCPE).

Industry hot topics like cloud native approaches to virtual network functions, service mesh, and testing for 5G and edge computing scenarios will also be covered.

Listed below is the full networking demo lineup, and you can read detailed descriptions of each demo here.

  • ONAP Control Loops & ONAP CLAMP Dashboard (ONAP) – Presented by AT&T
  • OPNFV Testing for Open Infrastructure Federation (OPNFV, OpenStack) – Presented by China Mobile, Dell, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, SUSE, and ZTE
  • Network Telemetry Analytics – Collecting, Ingesting, and Analyzing Telemetry Data (PNDA) – Presented by Cisco, Huawei, Gradiant, Inocybe Technologies, and Xoriant
  • ONAP-Powered Cross-Operator Connectivity Service Demo (ONAP) – Presented by CMCC, Vodafone, and Huawei
  • Service Mesh and SDN: At-Scale Cluster Load Balancing (Tungsten Fabric, Linux OS, Istio, Envoy, Kubernetes, HAProxy) – Presented by Juniper Networks
  • Automating Transport Services Over Multi-Domain Networks (OpenDaylight) – Presented by Lumina Networks
  • LFN Orange Openlab: A Neutral Open Source Catalyst & Playground (ONAP, OPNFV, Acumos, OpenCI, Openstack, Kubernetes) – Presented by Orange and 10+ partners
  • An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services (OPNFV, ODL, OpenStack, OCP) – Presented by Red Hat and 10+ partners
  • SDN Deployment with Multi Data-Path Options (Tungsten Fabric, FD.io) – Presented by Sofioni Networks & ATS
  • Intelligent ONAP Policies Using AI/ML Realized Through Acumos (ONAP, Acumos) – Presented by Tech Mahindra Limited

To all the demo managers with hardhats and tool belts — thank for your hard work pulling these together. To everyone else, come meet us at the construction site to see where open source networking is going.

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Check out the co-located events at Open Source Summit, including Kubernetes training & more!

What makes attending Open Source Summit so valuable?

The people who attend, and the sharing of information that transpires when 2,000 open source leaders from around the globe gather to work together to transform technology.

In addition to education opportunities stemming from 250+ conference sessions and a plethora of collaboration opportunities in the hallway track and at networking events, Open Source Summit (previously LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen) offers added learning opportunities with a variety of co-located events: 11 this year to be exact.

The cost of travel can be the biggest hardship of attending an event, so you should make the most of it. Open Source Summit offers a number of ways to gain additional value from your trip.

This year’s co-located events and special events offerings include:

Co-Located Events

Linux Security Summit North America

Monday, August 27- Tuesday, August 28*

The Linux Security Summit is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users. Its primary aim is to foster community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges.

mountpoint 2018

Monday, August 27- Tuesday, August 28*

mountpoint 2018 unites the Ceph and Gluster communities, SDS experts, and partners to bring you an exciting two-day event.

LF Deep Learning Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Learn more about how the Linux Foundation’s Deep Learning Foundation is supporting open source innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.

CHAOSScon North America

Tuesday, August 28*

This conference will show CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health.

Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) Seminar

Tuesday, August 28*

Two of the fastest-growing Linux Foundation projects – ONAP (part of LF Networking) and Kubernetes (part of CNCF) – are coming together in the next generation telecom architecture. This interactive seminar will be co-moderated by LF Networking GM Arpit Joshipura and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Executive Director Dan Kohn.

Egeria Open Metadata & Governance Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Learn more about Egeria, a new project from the ODPi that supports the free flow of metadata between different technologies.

OpenAPI Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Participate in this hands-on workshop to learn what OpenAPI is, who is using it, what you can do with it, as well as hands-on training on its advanced features, and a preview of the anticipated September 2018 release.

OpenChain Mini Summit

Tuesday, August 28*

The workshop will feature new compliance reference material, new training material, new case studies, interactive panels, and plenty of networking.

OpenHPC Workshop

Tuesday, August 28*

Participants will get a hands-on experience installing a bare metal instance of OpenHPC on clustered Intel NUCs to see how easy it is to get started.

LFCS & Linux on Azure Training Courses

Wednesday, August 29 – Thursday, August 30*

Presented by ITGilde and The Linux Foundation.

Cloud & Container Apprentice Linux Engineer Tutorials

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

Event Experiences:

Lightning Talks

Tuesday, August 28

Better Together Diversity Social

Tuesday, August 28*

Vancouver Sightseeing Bus Tour

Wednesday, August 29*

First-time Attendee Breakfast

Wednesday, August 29

Open Source Career Mixer

Wednesday, August 29*

Women in Open Source Lunch

Wednesday, August 29*

All-Attendee Opening Reception at Vancouver Aquarium

Wednesday, August 29

Meet & Eat

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31*

Diversity Empowerment Summit

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

Open Collaboration Conference

Wednesday, August 29 – Friday, August 31

5K Fun Run

Thursday, August 30*

Speed Mentoring & Networking

Thursday, August 30*

Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase

Thursday, August 30

Invitation Only Partner Reception

Thursday, August 30

Morning Meditation

Friday, August 31*

Kids Day

Friday, August 31*

Puppy Pawlooza

Friday, August 31

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Michelle Noorali

Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, says meeting people at open source events helps her better understand how they are using cloud-native tools.

Open source events create the best interaction points between developers and users, and one person you’re likely to meet at these events is Michelle Noorali, one of the most visible and recognizable faces in one of the biggest open source communities: Kubernetes.

Most modern software development, which is by default open source, is done by people spread across the globe, many of whom have never met in person. That’s why events like Open Source Summit are extremely important in creating opportunities for interaction for the people who are managing, developing, and using these open source projects.

Noorali, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, says she loves meeting people at events and learning about how they are using cloud-native tools and what they need. “I am trying to see if those tools that I work on can also meet other people’s needs,” she said.

This direct interaction gives Noorali a unique perspective for understanding the pain points. For example, “It’s really hard to pick from all of the cloud native technologies and figure out how they work together because at the end of the day, you are trying to deploy and run applications in the cloud or on bare metal,” she said. “The second point is how do I expose my developers, my teams to this stuff and get them to actually use cloud native tools, without having to learn about everything from scratch.”

Knowledge and support

Open Source is about day one, you get the technology that’s being created by a massive community, but you need support for day two, when you are actually using and managing it. That’s where companies like Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, Google, and Mirantis come into the picture, helping users consume these technologies.

Beyond support, there is a huge need for knowledgebase to help users understand these technologies. “In the case of Kubernetes, you have to learn what a pod is; what is deployment, what’s a replica set. Before you even get to that, you have to learn about containers — how to build images and where to store images,” she said. “I am working on making this whole situation a lot easier for developers to understand and use.”

At events like Open Source Summit, Noorali also comes across unique use cases. “I got super excited about one user who is building platform as a service for robotics on Kubernetes,” she said, “I am also excited about seeing specifically weird business use cases and how people pick and choose technologies and put them together in this space.”

These events not only bring users and developers together, they also bring together companies who cooperate on technologies while competing on products and services. You see companies like Google, Red Hat, SUSE, and Microsoft under the same roof, helping each other.

“You don’t want to work on a project by yourself; you need to work with other companies, and it’s nice to see them come together,” Noorali said. “I’ve had a good experience with the community, and I’ve been really involved for a while now.”

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Call for Code

Answer the Call for Code. (Image: developerWorks TV)

The Call for Code initiative aims to harness the collective power of the global open source developer community against the growing threat of natural disasters. According to IBM, “the goal is to develop technology solutions that significantly improve disaster preparedness, provide relief from devastation caused by fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes, and benefit Call for Code’s charitable partners — the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.”

In a recent webcast — How 22M Developers Take on Disaster Preparedness — Mary Glackin, SVP of Science & Forecast at The Weather Company and IBM Business, spoke with representatives from participating organizations about the initiative and some of the specific goals it aims to achieve.

The Call for Code is “encouraging the global community of developers to stand up for the rights of others,” said Laurent Sauveur, Chief of External Relations, UN Human Rights.   

“It’s an exciting cause and it’s a meaningful one,” said Trishan de Lanerolle, Program Manager, Networking at The Linux Foundation, which will host the code developed through this initiative.

Additionally, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and Git, will join a panel of technologists to evaluate submissions. Once complete, the winning solution will be deployed in the real world. Angel Diaz, VP Developer, IBM, explained that The Linux Foundation will host the code under the Apache 2.0 license, which will allow the code to evolve and improve even beyond the scope of this contest.

Practical Solutions

“Technology can be a wonderful and very powerful force for good,” said Sauveur, and it can improve things like tracking of aid delivery and communication in crisis situations to help pinpoint areas of need.

Getting people what they need, when they need it, and where they need it to alleviate suffering is key, said Brad Kieserman, Vice President of Disaster Cycle Services American Red Cross. And, the science of where is critical: where is the damage, where are the resources, where do they need to be?

Predictive analytics are at the center of this practice, said Kieserman, to help visualize data relating to the movement of people and resources.  “As models of service delivery improve, we can better understand the need and increase efficiency.”

Ben Narasin, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates offered tips for approaching the development challenge. When building such solutions, he said, it’s important to consider scale.  You need an idea that can scale, you need to build code that can scale, and you need to look at building a team that can scale.

“You cannot look at this from the perspective of ‘I have a cool technology that I want to deploy that will solve this problem.’” said de Lanerolle. “You have to think about your product being used in resource-poor environments.” For example, you have to consider things like connectivity and battery life and how to get your data at the end of the day. Such last mile challenges are critical, and open source can help.

Don’t reinvent the wheel, said de Lanerolle. “Take the opportunity to look at what’s out there.” He suggests looking at “existing technologies that are backed by open source projects where you can build resources that are available for everybody rather than just building out a one-time solution.”

Commit to the Cause

If you’re a coder, sign up, and if you’re interested, spread the word, said Glackin. “We can all be involved. Let’s all answer the call for code and make a difference in the world.”

We invite you to amplify the initiative and join the call. You can learn more about the Call for Code and watch the complete webcast here: http://ibm.biz/BdYxHZ.

Linus Torvalds

Van Jones & Linus Torvalds to keynote at Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver.

We’ve announced additional keynotes at Open Source Summit North America, including:

  • Van Jones, President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps; CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education and Clean Energy Advocate
  • Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.
  • Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux and Git, in conversation with Dirk Hohndel, VP & Chief Open Source Officer, VMware

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The event also features the Open Collaboration Conference where ecosystem leaders learn to navigate open source transformation with sessions covering compliance, community leadership and open source program office management in the new TODO track. The Diversity Empowerment Summit is also featured, which highlights the ways in which the community can benefit from expanding diversity and inclusion practices.

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Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted. Get information on eligibility and how to apply. Free childcare is also available for attendees.

Open Source Summit

Join us in Edinburgh! Submit a proposal to speak by July 1 for Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe.

Submit a proposal to speak at Open Source Summit Europe & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe, taking place October 22-24, 2018, in Edinburgh, UK, and share your knowledge and expertise with 2,000+ open source technologists and community leaders. Proposals are being accepted through 11:59pm PDT, Sunday, July 1.

This year’s tracks and content will cover the following areas at Open Source Summit Europe:

  • Cloud Native Apps/Serverless/Microservices
  • Infrastructure & Automation (Cloud/Cloud Native/DevOps)
  • Linux Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics
  • Emerging Technologies & Wildcard (Networking, Edge, IoT, Hardware, Blockchain)
  • Community, Compliance, Governance, Culture, Open Source Program Management (Open Collaboration Conference track)
  • Diversity & Inclusion (Diversity Empowerment Summit)
  • Innovation at Apache/Apache Projects
  • TODO / Open Source Program Management

View the full list of suggested topics for Open Source Summit Europe.

Suggested Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Topics:

  • Audio, Video, Streaming Media and Graphics
  • Security
  • System Size, Boot Speed
  • Real-Time Linux – Performance, Tuning and Mainlining
  • SDKs for Embedded Products
  • Flash Memory Devices and Filesystems
  • Build Systems, Embedded Distributions and Development Tools
  • Linux in Devices such as Mobile Phones, DVRs, TVs, Cameras, etc
  • Use of Linux in Automotive
  • Drones and Robots
  • Linux in the Internet of Things
  • Practical Experiences and War Stories
  • Standards
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Industrial Automation

This year’s tracks and content will cover the following areas at ELC:

Suggested OpenIoT Summit Topics:

  • Real-Time OS (Zephyr, RIOT, MyNewt, FreeRTOS, NuttX, mbed and Others)
  • Outside World Meets IoT (Sensor Interaction,  Low Footprint, Connected Sensors, EMF/RFI Impact)
  • Bootloaders, Firmware & Updates
  • Containers
  • Distributed Edge
  • Application Technologies
  • On-device Analytics
  • Blockchain for Constrained Devices
  • Device Management
  • Power Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Developing for Security
  • Safety Considerations
  • Certifications – Lessons Learned Taking Devices to Product

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Open Source Summit

Check out the full schedule for Open Source Summit North America (OSSNA).

Join us August 29-31, in Vancouver, BC, for 250+ sessions covering a wide array of topics including Linux Systems, Cloud Native Applications, Blockchain, AI, Networking, Cloud Infrastructure, Open Source Leadership, Program Office Management and more. Arrive early for new bonus content on August 28 including co-located events, tutorials, labs, workshops, and lightning talks.

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More than 2,000 developers, sysadmins, DevOps professionals, and software architects, along with community and business leaders, will convene at Open Source Summit to collaborate, on and learn about, emerging and critical open source technologies.

Plus, Open Source Summit features a plethora of experiences and opportunities to make connections, including: our new First-Time Attendees Breakfast; morning activities like our 5k Run and meditation; evening events including the all-attendee reception at the Vancouver Aquarium; diversity events such as our inaugural Diversity in Open Source Reception and the Women in Open Source lunch; our new networking app; and much more.

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deep learning

The LF Deep Learning Foundation is now accepting proposals for the contribution of projects.

I am very pleased to announce that the LF Deep Learning Foundation has approved a project lifecycle and contribution process to enable the contribution, support and growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning open source projects. With these documents in place, the LF Deep Learning Foundation is now accepting proposals for the contribution of projects.

The LF Deep Learning Foundation, a community umbrella project of The Linux Foundation with the mission of supporting artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning open source projects, is working to build a self-sustaining ecosystem of projects.  Having a clear roadmap for how to contribute projects is a first step. Contributed projects operate under their own technical governance with collaboration resources allocated and provided by the LF Deep Learning Foundation’s Governing Board. Membership in the LF Deep Learning Foundation is not required to propose a project contribution.

The project lifecycle and contribution process documents can be found here: https://lists.deeplearningfoundation.org/g/tac-general/wiki/Lifecycle-Document-and-Project-Proposal-Process. Note that sign-up to the general LF Deep Learning Foundation mailing list is required to access these materials.

If you are interested in contributing a project, please review the steps and requirements described in the above materials. We are very excited to see what kinds of innovative, forward-thinking projects the community creates.

If you have any questions on how to contribute a project or the types of support LF Deep Learning Foundation is providing to its projects, please reach out to me at snicholas@linuxfoundation.org.

For more information on the LF Deep Learning Foundation, please visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/projects/deep-learning/.

Share your expertise! Submit your proposal to speak at ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe by July 1.

For the past 13 years, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. ELC has become the preeminent space for product vendors as well as kernel and systems developers to collaborate with user-space developers – the people building applications on embedded Linux.

OpenIoT Summit joins the technical experts paving the way for the new industrial transformation, industry 4.0, along with those looking to develop the skills needed to succeed, for education, collaboration, and deep dive learning opportunities. Share your expertise and present the information needed to lead successful IoT developments, progress the development of IoT solutions, use Linux in IoT, devices, and Automotive, and more.

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Acumos AI Challenge

The Acumos AI Challenge, presented by AT&T and Tech Mahindra, is an open source developer competition seeking innovative, ground-breaking AI solutions; enter now.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has quickly evolved over the past few years and is changing the way we interact with the world around us. From digital assistants, to AI apps interpreting MRIs and operating self-driving cars, there has been significant momentum and interest in the potential for machine learning technologies applied to AI.

The Acumos AI Challenge, presented by AT&T and Tech Mahindra, is an open source developer competition seeking innovative, ground-breaking AI solutions from students, developers, and data scientists. We are awarding over $100,000 in prizes, including the chance for finalists to travel to San Francisco to pitch their solutions during the finals on September 11, 2018. Finalists will also have the chance to have their solutions featured in the Acumos Marketplace, exposure, and meetings with AT&T and Tech Mahindra executives.

Acumos AI is a platform and open source framework that makes it easy to build, share, and deploy AI applications. The Acumos AI platform, hosted by The Linux Foundation, simplifies development and provides a marketplace for accessing, using and enhancing AI apps.  

We created the Acumos AI Challenge to enable and accelerate AI adoption and innovation, while recognizing developers who are paving the future of AI development. The Acumos AI Challenge seeks innovative AI models across all use cases. Some example use cases include, but are not limited to:

5G & SDN

Build an AI app that improves the overall performance and efficiencies of 5G networks and Software-Defined Networking.

Media & Entertainment

Build an AI model targeting a media or entertainment use case. Examples include solutions for:

  • Broadcast media, internet, film, social media, and ad campaign analysis
  • Video and image recognition, speech and sound recognition, video insight tools, etc.

Security

Build an AI app around network security use cases such as advanced threat protection, cyber security, IoT security, and more.

Enterprise Solutions

Build an AI model targeting an enterprise use case, including solutions for Automotive, Home Automation, Infrastructure, and IoT.

Since it is so easy to onboard new models into Acumos, there are nearly an infinite number of use cases to consider that can benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. When submitting your entry, we encourage you to consider all scenarios that you are passionate about.

The Acumos AI Challenge will be accepting submissions between May 31 – August 5, 2018. Teams are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, and a demo video under 3 minutes. Register your team for the Challenge beginning May 31, 2018. We encourage you to register early so that you can begin to plan and build your solution and create your demo video.

Prize Packages

Register today and submit your AI solution for a chance to be one of the top three teams to pitch their app at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on September 11, 2018. The top three teams will each receive:

  • $25,000 Cash
  • Trip to the finals in San Francisco, including air and hotel (for two team members)
  • Meetings with AT&T and Tech Mahindra executives
  • AI Solution featured in Acumos Marketplace

The team that wins the finale will take home an additional $25,000 grand prize, for a total of $50,000.

We look forward to your entry and hope to see you in San Francisco in September!

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