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Thursday, April 4 • 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Open Source Networking: The Useful, The Scrap Heap, and The Broken - Kyle Mestery & Ian Wells, Cisco

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Open Source Networking continues to be top of mind in the networking industry and the open source world. While some may argue it reached critical mass in 2015, the reality is it has continued to drive forward at an increasing pace. Working upstream in many of these projects requires skills which are not traditionally the core skills of network engineers. Each project does things slightly differently.

In this talk, we will cover how to effectively work across many upstream Open Source networking projects. Our comparison of how these projects take on work, how they consume this work, and how they fold it into their projects will lift the veil on how to be successful. We will take you on a light hearted ride through strategies which work and strategies which are guanteed to fail. And we'll show you how to be effective in joining an Open Source networking community.

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Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use. His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions... Read More →
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Kyle Mestery

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Kyle works at Cisco in the Cloud Security organization where he helps to design, build and deploy cloud security products. He has previously spent time in Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture group working on cloud native networking, and was in Cisco’s Cloud CTO Office as... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT