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Upcoming Talk: 24 Sep 2014


Daniel Farrell

Daniel is Red Hat's Software Defined Networking Intern. He entered industry as SDN started picking up speed and his work has focused on that domain ever since. Farrell helped build OpenFlow support into switches during his first internship with Extreme Networks. Many of his cycles went into extending OFTest and building the team's automated regression testbed. During a second internship and subsequent Co-Op at Extreme, he followed SDN's progression and transitioned to OpenStack Neutron work. Since Farrell began working at Red Hat, he has touched many aspects of OpenDaylight, but his main focus is on building substantial performance tests for the Helium release -- a major objective for the Integration team. To this end he developed a robust, highly automated and cleanly coded performance test with CBench at its core. Development continues at a rapid pace, so find him at the conference or ping him on IRC for the latest (username dfarrell07 most everywhere).

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The Talk

SDN and Open Source Development: What is Software Defined Networking and how does Open Source development actually work?

Throughout this talk, Daniel will explain to us what Software Defined Networking is, how and why the field is growing so quickly, what Open Source development is and how he got involved in it.


24 Sep 2014

  • The talk (first half): 6:00PM - 6:45PM
  • Break and open discussion (pizza, water, and beer..!): 6:46PM - 7:15PM
  • The talk (second half): 7:16PM - 8:00PM


Nussbaum Center, downtown Greensboro.

The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1987. It is a private non-profit whose mission is to attract, advise and house start-up and early stage growth entrepreneurs. A big thank you to them as they have graciously offered to provide space for our next meeting. The Nussbaum center can be located at: 1451 S Elm Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406. Rides are available for students in need!