Live From Dallas – It’s the AT&T Juniper Networks Hackathon
Juniper Networks along with the AT&T Foundry, are holding a university workshop and software development hackathon being offered through the AT&T Foundry® and Juniper’s OpenLab – The Junos® Center for Innovation. The week-long event will be hosted at the AT&T Foundry® in Texas, in conjunction with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas starting on August 13, 2012.
The workshop and competitive challenge is designed to provide next-generation software developers access to the tools and guidance needed to design new innovations for programmable networks. The workshop will give university students hands-on experience with concepts around software defined networking (SDN) and channel their interest in technology to help solve real-world challenges in the networking industry and unlock new opportunities.
- The SDN-themed workshop, utilizing elements from Juniper Networks’ Academic Alliances (JNAA) Program, will be the first of two workshops that will focus on giving students an overview of the AT&T Foundry® and a corporate overview of Juniper Networks in addition to providing them with several days of training on Juniper’s programmable network assets such as the Junos SDK and Junos Space Platform.
- During the workshop students will build an application on top of the Juniper Networks® Junos Space SDK to monitor real-time traffic, aggregate and produce data for operator reports, in addition to dynamically provision network elements based on the mined data.
- At the end of the workshop, students will compete in a hackathon, presenting and demonstrating their application to AT&T and Juniper representatives. Prizes will be awarded to the students based on solution innovation.
- The University of Texas at Dallas will play a prominent role via the delivery of entrepreneurial content with the objective of fostering the spirit of innovation among students and promoting an entrepreneurial culture.
- A second workshop and competitive challenge with a similar agenda will be held at Juniper’s OpenLab facility in New Jersey in the fall.
I will be on hand later this week to judge the final submissions.