What's better than Buy 1 Get 1 Free?

Buy 1 Get Two Free, of course!

 

August 17-19 in Seattle, LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon come together to provide just such an offer.

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/

 

While you are there, be sure to check out the following sessions:

 

Get Ship Done - Charles Eckel, Cisco & David Tootill, Cisco

Monday, August 17, 2:20-3:10pm

 

Developers are driving the market for cloud consumption and leading each industry into the new era of software defined disruption. There are no longer questions about elastic and flexible agile development as the way to innovate and reduce time to market for businesses. However, physical and cloud Infrastructure does not enable application development platforms natively nor provide the ability to create applications that are cloud native with elastic services. In addition, businesses are moving to application development architectures leveraging microservices, which are becoming more strategic to their business strategy. When making the decision to build and operate an application on physical or on a cloud platform, microservices became central to your application architecture and strategy.

 

This presentation will clearly define what a microservices infrastructure is and how it enables elastic, flexible, and portable application workload deployment.  It introduces Cisco's cloud-based Shipped product that addresses these continuous evolving needs, and includes a demo of using Shipped to set up a development project and deploy it to the cloud in minutes, including creation of associated source repositories and continuous integration builds. Lastly it introduces DevNet (devnet.cisco.com), Cisco’s developer program, which provides resources to help you learn about and start using Shipped and other Cisco technologies to develop your own innovative applications quickly.

 

Getting Started with OpenStack - Charles Eckel, Cisco

Wednesday, August 19th - 10:25am - 11:15am

 

Hearing a lot about OpenStack and want to check it out for yourself? See how quick and easy it is to install and start using OpenStack within a VM on your own laptop. Acquaint yourself with the environment. Learn your way around Horizon (GUI) and the CLI to view and operate an OpenStack cloud, both from the perspective of a cloud administrator and as a tenant/user of the cloud. See how to automate typical workflows such as deploying a new multi-tier application. Best of all, take what you learn with you and experiment on your own to discover all OpenStack offers you.

 

See you there!

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IETF 93 in Prague kicked off with a Hackathon the weekend of July 18-19. Following the success of the first IETF Hackathon at IETF 92 last March, Cisco DevNet and the IETF teamed up again to host the second edition of an event.


More than 135 participants formed into 18 teams working across 15 different technologies. Among the participants were many first time “IETFers” from various open source communities and universities. This was great to see, given the stated goals of the hackathon to bring running code back into the IETF, bridge the gap between open source and open standards, and introduce more developers and young people to the IETF. It was a huge success by these and other measures, establishing the hackathon as a valuable and vibrant addition to the IETF community going forward.


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The hackathon featured technology relevant to many IETF working groups (e.g. 6tisch, ace, bier, dane, homenet, httpbis, mptcp, netvc, netconf, sfc, sidr) and corresponding open source projects (e.g. Dalla, Kea, OpenDaylight, OpenDNSSEC, OPNFV, Quagga, RIOT, SPUDlib).


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How Does it Work?

The hackathon began at 09:00 with technology “champions” introducing  each technology and proposing sample projects. Next, champions and participants self organized into teams, including some with participants from multiple IETF working groups and open source communities. This mix of people, ideas, and cultures gave rise to some of the most interesting projects and highlights the opportunity for long term benefit that extends well beyond that achieved over the weekend.

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 12.51.51 PM.jpgThe energy in the room was contagious. Motivated by altruistic aspirations, participants worked cooperatively and diligently, developing the standards that provide the internet’s foundation in parallel with open source implementations that validate these standards and makes them easier for others to consume.

Those without conflicts with other IETF activities stayed for dinner, and many worked late into the night, well beyond the advertised closing time of 21:00. Of course this is not to say that the day was void of fun. There was of course plenty of that as well.

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There was no loss of enthusiasm the next morning, with many people arriving before the advertised start time of 09:00. A few new faces arrived, their travel plans or meeting conflicts not allowing them to participate the previous day.  They were welcomed, plugged into existing teams in some cases, and formed new teams in others.


The Presentations

By mid afternoon Sunday, teams switched gears to present what they had accomplished to their peers and a 2015  IETF Hackathon Prague 065.jpgset of esteemed judges - Jari Arkko (IETF Chair), Ray Pelletier (IETF Administrative Director), Rick Tywoniak (Director of Cisco DevNet), Martin Thomson (IETF draft author and tireless contributor).


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The judges were left with an unenviable task given the vast array of projects (e.g. some tests, some experiments, some implementations of protocols, and some new services).


 

 

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At stake were bragging rights and first dibs on tech goodies that included Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, and a bunch of IoT accessories, plus tickets denoted by Brocade to the IETF social event Tuesday.

 

Among the winners were three projects the judges awarded “Best of Show”:

 

  • ACE – Key Technology Award
  • DNSSEC – Broadest Coverage Award
  • HOMENETBest WiFi Router Feature Award and the Cool Kids Award

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Bits-N-Bites

The awards ceremony concluded the hackathon, but the payoff for all the great work was yet to come. Hackathon projects were shared more broadly with the IETF community at an extremely well attended Bits-N-Bites session Thursday evening. IMG_2921.JPG

Results and insights from projects were fed into working group sessions held throughout the week.


One of the best examples was the NETVC working group meeting.

 

Nathan Egge, Mozilla –

"Over the course of two days a team of 11 participants (both local and

remote) hacked on the Thor and Daala codebases, two open source video

codecs that have been contributed by Cisco and Mozilla respectively to

the NETVC working group.  The results of the hackathon included adding

support for Thor to the AreWeCompressedYet.com testing framework,

running 4 different experiments using Thor's motion compensation within

Daala, and fixing a long-standing issue in Daala by adding the CLP

post-processing filter from Thor.  We had Cisco committing to Daala and

Mozilla committing to Thor, which truly shows the collaborative spirit

of the IETF.  Having a hackathon is an excellent way for new ideas to be

tested out in running code and NETVC will be back for the IETF 94

hackathon in Yokohama.”

 

The complete set of technologies and projects, as well as photos and a video summary are available via the event Wiki.

From the main hackathon page, its easy to navigate to the Wiki from the IETF 92 Hackathon as well. The IETF and open source communities are encouraged to reference these sites to help with their ongoing work.

 

What comes next?

Good news - the IETF has already announced a hackathon at IETF 94 in Yokohama, and Cisco DevNet is on board to sponsor it yet again. Not only that, the hackathon will become a regular part of IETF meeting in 2016 and beyond. Sponsorship

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opportunities exist for anyone wanting to show their support for this important effort  (contact Ray Pelletier for details). So mark your calendar, plan to arrive early, and help us have the biggest and best IETF hackathon ever, October 31 - November 1 in Yokohama.


Stay informed

The keep up to date with all things related to past and future IETF hackathons, subscribe to hackathon@ietf.org.

 

Photo Credits: © Stonehouse Photographic / Internet Society

fred

Cisco and IETF 93 in Prague

Posted by fred Jul 17, 2015

Hello from Prague, where the IETF will be next week. Acting on a request, I did some statistical massaging of the Internet Draft directory and the IETF meeting site, to see what Cisco was working on in IETF 93 [http://www.ietf.org/meeting/93/index.html ].

 

The IETF community is fairly large and sprawling - and frequently hidden in various ways. In the Internet Draft directory, I find a total of 2780 different email addresses. At Cisco, for every person who is writing drafts in the IETF (all 256 of them, at this writing), we probably have a team of ten more that she or he is working with and a larger community of interest; if that holds elsewhere, the IETF community might easily be on the order of 30,000 people worldwide. These people obviously include vendors like Cisco; it also includes many of our customers, the operators that run networks of various descriptions from backbone transit to broadband access and mobile networks, and some of the larger enterprise and academic campus and research networks. As such, it also includes academics, researchers, and frankly anyone else touched by the Internet. It also includes regulators, who come to learn about the network and its technology (The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme | Internet Society).

 

A subset of them show up in meetings like this one, three times a year, to work through the nitty-gritty issues of standards and ancillary documentation embodied in RFCs. At this meeting, per the IETF web site, about 1500-1700 will congregate in Prague next week. The one continent not represented directly will be Antarctica. Of those, at least 120 will come from Cisco, and probably more.

 

As of July 17, there are 2194 posted Internet Drafts. Cisco employees contributed to 548 of them. Of the 2194, 602 are new drafts since March, when we last met; 113 of those new drafts came from Cisco employees. The IETF has 134 working groups (http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/) organized into seven areas, and the IRTF has 9 Active IRTF research groups. As one might imagine, managing that organization requires a small army of people. Cisco employees are part of that, with 25 people filling 32 positions - working group chairs, IESG, IAB, and the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.

 

What Working and Research Groups? What are we doing there? Cisco employees contribute to 85 working groups and five research groups. Counting Internet Drafts contributed to working groups, we have a few broad areas, and a number of lesser interests. As shown in the graphic, these are largely in BGP and enterprise routing, IPv6 and IPv6 services such as segment routing, network management and OAM, traffic engineering including MPLS, and technologies related to conferencing - voice, video, SIP, and so on. We also look pretty hard at security issues, QoS, and traffic management. In essence, where you find our customers, you'll find us. You'll also find us looking ahead to the technologies we think they will need next, often shoulder to shoulder.

 

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The OpenDaylight Summit is July 27-31, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. Advertised as being where the industry meets to collaborate on networking’s de facto open SDN platform, it brings together users, developers and the SDN community to discuss, debate and demonstrate the latest technologies and trends in open SDN. Not surprisingly, Cisco DevNet will be there, and Cisco is a Platinum sponsor of the event. If you are into SDN, DevOps, and/or Open Source, you should consider joining us.

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Charles Eckel and Giles Heron present tools Cisco DevNet are developing to support ODL development and test. Check out the session listing in the Demo Theater and mark your schedules today.

 

Can’t wait to get started or won’t be able to join us in person at the summit - no worries, you can access DevNet anytime, anywhere. You are encouraged to browse the entire site on your own, but let me call your attention to a few things likely to be of immediate interest:

1) Open Source Dev Center - Your source for open source at Cisco. It highlights Cisco contributions to open source projects, such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack, and how such projects manifest themselves in our products and solutions.

2) OpenDaylight DevVM - Within this VM you will find all of the tools, utilities and code you need to build and explore ODL and the ODL based Cisco Open SDN Controller (COSC), which is Cisco´s commercial distribution of ODL.

3)  Developer Communities - Share your thoughts, find helpful info and tips, and ask your burning questions within the various communities (e.g. Open Source, Dev VM)

I also encourage you to tell us about sessions you are giving or excited about attending, or sessions you would like to see in the future.

We look forward to seeing your at the ODL Summit and in DevNet.

T minus 10 days until the Hackathon is officially underway. Registration is completely full and preparation is in full swing.

 

In case you missed previous announcements, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is holding a Hackathon at IETF 93 to encourage developers to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards. The stated goals are to:

  • Advance the pace and relevance of IETF standards activities by bringing the speed and collaborative spirit of open source development into the IETF
  • Attract developers and young people, introducing them to the community and getting them interested and contributing to the IETF

Cisco DevNet, which brought the first ever IETF Hackathon at IETF 92 in Dallas, is fully committed to an even more successful event at IETF 93 in Prague.

 

When: Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19

Where: Hilton Prague, Chez Louis

Sponsored By: Cisco DevNet

 

More information can be found here: http://ietf.org/hackathon/93-hackathon.html

Registration is full, but you can still keep up to date and contribute by subscribing to: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hackathon

 

The list of technologies covered has expanded to include the following:

  • BIER (Bit Index Explicit Replication)
  • DANE / DNS Privacy / DNSSEC
  • DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6)
  • homenet - automatically configuring (mainly) IPv6 routed home networks
  • HTTP/2.0
  • MPTCP (Multi-Path TCP)
  • NETCONF/YANG, I2RS, OpenDaylight
  • NETVC and Daala
  • OpenWSN/6TiSCH: implementing the Internet of (Important) Things
  • RIOT (OS for internet of things)
  • RPKI
  • SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)
  • SFC in OpenDaylight
  • SPUD (Substrate Protocol Underneath Datagrams)

 

Complete descriptions for all technologies included in the hackathon are located on the IETF 93 Meeting Wiki:

https://www.ietf.org/registration/MeetingWiki/wiki/93hackathon

 

The Cisco DevNet team looks forward to seeing you in Prague as we advance the pace of open standards through running code and open source. If you missed out on this one, mark your calendar now for the IETF 94 Hackathon in Yokohama, October 31 - November 1, 2015.

eckelcu

IETF 93 Hackathon

Posted by eckelcu May 22, 2015

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is holding a Hackathon at IETF 93 to encourage developers to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards.  Cisco DevNet, which brought the first ever IETF Hackathon at IETF 92 in Dallas is fully committed to an even more successful event at IETF 93 in Prague.

 

When: Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19

Where: Hilton Prague, Room TBD

Sponsored By: Cisco DevNet

 

Signup for the Hackathon: https://www.ietf.org/registration/ietf93/hackathonregistration.py

More information can be found here: http://ietf.org/hackathon/93-hackathon.html

Keep up to date by subscribing to: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hackathon

 

The Hackathon is free to attend but limited to 100 attendees.

Currently the technologies that will be focused on include:

  • BIER (Bit Index Explicit Replication)
  • HTTP/2.0
  • NETCONF/YANG, I2RS, OpenDaylight
  • NETVC and Daala
  • RIOT (OS for internet of things)
  • SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)
  • SFC in OpenDaylight
  • SPUD (Substrate Protocol Underneath Datagrams)

 

Descriptions and information regarding the technologies for the hackathon are located on the IETF 93 Meeting Wiki:

https://www.ietf.org/registration/MeetingWiki/wiki/93hackathon

 

Don’t see anything that interests you? Feel free to add your preferred technology to the list, sign up as its champion and show up to work on it. Note: you must login to the wiki to add content. If you do add a new technology, we strongly suggest that you send email to the hackathon@ietf.org list to let others know. You may generate interest in your technology, and find other people who want to contribute to it.

 

To request a wiki account, please click on the “login” button on the bottom right corner of the page, and choose “register.”

If you need a new password please click on the “login” button on the bottom right corner of the page and choose “Send new password.”

 

The Cisco DevNet team looks forward to seeing you in Prague as we advance the pace of open standards through running code and open source.

The first ever IETF Hackathon was held March 21-22, the weekend before IETF 92 in Dallas, TX. It was a late addition to the conference schedule, answering the call to action from Engineering CTO and Chief Architect Dave Ward’s talk at IETF 91, Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop. Cisco’s DevNet team teamed up with IETF leaders to put the event together in short order. Stated goals included bringing running code back into the IETF, bridging the gap between open source and open standards, and introducing more developers and young people to the IETF. It was a huge success by these and other measures, as evident by the announcement at the plenary session of another hackathon at IETF 93 in Prague.

 

The hackathon featured six technology areas, representing a mix of existing IETF working groups, proposals with BoFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) occurring later in the week, and a combination of new and established open source projects.

 

  • BIER (Bit Index Explicit Replication)
  • NETVC and Daala (Internet Video Code)
  • I2RS/OpenDaylight + NETCONF/YANG
  • Services Function Chaining (SFC) in OpenDaylight (ODL)
  • SPUD (Substrate Protocol Underneath Datagrams)
  • STUN/DISCUSS (Differentiated prIorities and Status Code-points Using Stun Signaling

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We kicked things off with a series of brief presentations that introduced each technology and proposed sample projects. Participants self organized into teams and started hacking. The knowledge transfer and productivity that ensued was astounding. People were so engrossed in their projects that lunch sat untouched for half an hour. Fresh cookies provided as an afternoon snack did not distract, a scenario unimaginable to most IETF veterans.

Nearly everyone stayed for dinner and many worked well beyond the advertised closing time of 21:00, with the last few groups of dedicated developers being kicked out over an hour later.

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There was no loss of enthusiasm the next morning, with many people arriving before the advertised start time of 09:00. A few new faces arrived, their previously established travel plans or airline strikes not allowing them to participate the previous day.  They were welcomed, plugged into existing teams and started contributing.

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By mid Sunday afternoon, teams switched gears to prepare and deliver brief presentations in which they shared what they had accomplished to their peers and a set of esteemed judges - Jari Arkko, Richard Barnes, and Mark Nottingham. Following the presentations, the judges conferred to determine the winners. At stake were bragging rights plus tech goodies that included Raspberry Pis, Infiniter green laser pointers, and Kill-o-Watt power meters.

 

The set of projects included the following:

  • BIER powered HOMENET multicast routingimage007.jpg
  • NETVC/Daala, new contributor added, video analyzer createdimage009.jpg
  • OpenDaylight ietf-syslog model used to configure Linux rsyslog daemon
  • OpenDaylight developer VM created, used, and refined to provide complete development environment for I2RS, SFC, ietfsyslog project, and others projects involving OpenDaylighthackathon:a19.jpg?cache=&w=900&h=600
  • SFC traceroute draft implemented, revealing error in the specification fixed by a new version of draft
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  • YANG model inventory; tool that produces RFC/internet draft template from YANG modelhackathon:a16.jpg?cache=&w=900&h=600
  • SPUDlib open source project contributors increased 200%
  • SPUD prototype draft implemented, used as input in BoF later in weekimage011.jpg
  • STUN/DISCUSS demo createdhackathon:a17.jpg?cache=&w=900&h=600

The IETF meeting wiki contains additional information, links to presentations and projects, and more photos. Lastly, here are quotes from hackathon participants:

 

Hariharan Ananthakrishnan, Packet Design –

"My personal thanks for helping out in the IETF Hackathon and plugging me to right group to contribute. I should say I had good time hacking as a first time IETFer"

 

Sunil Vallamkonda, F5 –

"I got to learn a lot and meet talented folks. I do not know why such an event never happened till 2015, it should have part of IETF since day one."

 

We may not be able to change the past, but we will continue to shape the future of the IETF, including another hackathon at IETF 93 in Prague!

 

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Photos © Internet Society 2015. Used with permission.

Photos also provided by Olaf Kolkman IETF 92 - an album on Flickr

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