Denver Open Source Networking User Group Kickoff Meeting + Food

CableLabs - 858 Coal Creek Circle Louisville - View Map Open Source Networking User Group Denver
Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 6:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Starting this year, our Denver OpenDaylight User Group (ODLUG) is transitioning to a new and broader Open Source Networking User Group. Linux Foundation (LF) has requested all ODLUG meetup groups to rename/reorg themselves to align with their new Open Source Networking (OSN) initiatives (e.g., to further harmonize collaborative projects in the networking space.) The group will move beyond OpenDaylight to now encompass all LF OSN projects (DPDK,, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, and SNAS, as well as other open source initiatives).

Our topics and speakers for this meetup include:

Topic 1 6:00-6:30: Linux Foundation Networking
Phil Robb, VP of Operations - Networking & Orchestration for the Linux Foundation

The projects and structure of often interrelated technology components being built for next generation data centers and 5G-based carrier networks.

Topic 2 6:30-7:30: OSN in Academia
Levi Perigo, Scholar in Residence | Professor of Network Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder

Levi and several of his students will present on their activities in research, academia and student capstone projects
NetO-App (Levi): A Network Orchestration Application for Centralized Network Management in Academia
SDNMA (Levi): A Software-defined, Dynamic Network Manipulation Application to Enhance BGP Functionality
Traffic Engineering using BGP-LS and PCEP
Student individual project which uses the OpenDaylight SDN controller and Quagga routers
Decision-making System driven by Big Data Telemetry for SDN and Traditional Networks
Capstone team project which uses the OpenDaylight SDN controller and PNDA
Self-healing Network System
Capstone team project which uses SDN controller, and Quagga routers
VIVoNet – Visually Represented, Intent-Based, Voice-assisted Network
Capstone team project using open networking technologies

Topic 3 7:30-7:50: Energy Management in a Software Defined Network
Frank Sandoval, Principal at Pajarito Technologies LLC

Frank will be discussing. OpenDaylight has been used in a successful Proof of Concept at Comcast to demonstrate application level control of the power state of cable TV infrastructure. Based on RFC 7326, the Energy Management (eman) plug-in to ODL provides a generalized API for applications to measure and control power. This can have a significant positive impact on OpEx and service quality. Our presentation will describe the PoC, the technology, and future opportunities

Topic 4 7:50-8:00: Ideas for next meetup event

About our Presenters

Phil Robb
Phil's experience spans more than 30 years working on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard where he ultimately formed and led their open source program office to create and guide the open source strategy and processes for the company. Today, as the Vice President of Operations - Networking for the Linux Foundation, Phil uses this breadth of business, technical, and open source experience to guide leading networking and telecom organizations to participate in and leverage open source projects to deliver rapid, disruptive innovation to their customers at an unprecedented rate. Joining the Linux Foundation in 2013, Phil launched the OpenDaylight project and continues to help oversee the project's operations. He also was instrumental in the formation and launch of the OPNFV, and Open-O projects. Most recently, Phil is responsible for the formation and operational oversight of the ONAP technical community which brings the Open-O and OpenECOMP projects together building the most significant end-to-end service orchestration platform for communication service providers to date.

Dr. Levi Perigo
Levi is a Scholar in Residence in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado full-time, Dr. Perigo was a Senior Network Engineer at ADTRAN Inc. In this role, he served as an escalation point for isolation and resolution of heterogeneous internetworking problems for major accounts. He holds vendor certifications in telecommunications technologies in areas such as IP routing, switching, network design, wireless technologies, Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet of Things (IoT) home integration, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) / Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).The Next Generation Networks: SDN/NFV course he developed for Master’s level engineering students in the ITP at the University of Colorado focuses on Open SDN, and promotes the use of SDN and OpenFlow in industry. Dr. Perigo has a passion for working with students and challenging them with interactive, hands-on, real world scenarios in the classroom. His course has been used by academia and industry to enrich the body of knowledge and validate skills through the Open Networking Foundation Certified SDN Professional Program (OCSP).

Frank Sandoval
Frank has been a software professional his entire career, with roles ranging from developer, architect, and manager. Early focus was on interactive media technologies, with projects including museum installations, interactive video learning applications, console gaming (e.g. 3D games on Sony Playstation), and procedural graphics. More recent activities have been directed towards the telecommunications industry including set top box application environments, advertising solutions, and 'big data' platforms. Currently, Frank is leading efforts in the cable industry to develop network energy management solutions, including standardization of interfaces and open source development.

About the Moderator

Brian Hedstrom
Brian is Founder and CEO of OAM Technology Consulting, a Boulder-based business consulting firm providing innovative technology services and training to the IT and Communication Services Industry. OAM's focused services extend to Service Providers, Vendors, Standards Development Organization, Open Source Projects and Trade Associations in the area of next generation network evolution. Brian has 20 years experience in the communications industry holding technical leadership roles in R&D firms and global working groups within communications standards bodies. His expertise around business process automation, standardized open interfaces built on common information models and next generation service management of dynamic virtualized services is remarkably unmatched. Brian is currently working in the area of Service Lifecycle Management and Open Orchestration for network service providers.


Tuesday, Feb 6
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)


858 Coal Creek Circle Louisville