• So you want to do SDN? - Now what?

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    Many companies are starting to create SDN or Network Programming strategies, and have started looking at solutions and vendors. What they're realizing though, is that there's much more to it than selecting a vendor. How does impact culture, change control, and other tools? This session will go over some of the other aspects of SDN you should take into account, and how to make sure you've got a successful SDN implementation. Speaker: Ken Fee is the CEO of Business Technical Architects (BTA) and has been working in technology for 25+ years, with the last few years working on SDN technologies.

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  • Labathon + Code Jam

    Taco Mac Lindbergh Buckhead

    Labathon + Code Jam This labathon is an opportunity to come and play with the technology you've been meaning to learn. Come and do a lab on Linux, OpenStack, Docker, Python, ACI, and other technologies at your own pace over a few beers. If you're more of the coding variety, team up with others and start collaborating on a project. We'll provide the power, people, labs, and environments. Skill Levels Come one, come all. We'll put the experts together for more advanced topics and to help out, and have the newer folk work on the simpler labs. The Labathon The labs will largely be self-paced open source labs. Drink beer, eat food, and do the labs we've all been meaning to with folks around to help you out if you get stuck. This is a partial list of what we can/will work on: • OpenStack • Ubuntu/Linux • Python Fundamentals • Docker • Puppet Introduction • NX-API, N9k and puppet integration • UCS Director • Open Discussion / Coding The Code Jam This isn't a 'hackathon' because it's not a competition and being able to code isn't a requirement for coming to the event. If you are ready to code and work on a project, we'll connect folks with similar goals and also have some use cases to think about and places to put the code. The Location We're having it a bar this time, so no shortage of food or beverages. Register to see the location so we can manage attendance. Also we're hoping the time and location help people against traffic. What to Bring Bring a laptop and use cases, if you plan on installing virtual machines you may want an external hard drive if you're low on disk space. Lab Content https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG/Labathon

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  • SDN and the WAN

    CareerBuilder Office

    SDN isn't just in the datacenter - the WAN has a huge set of problems that are set to be solved with new approaches and protocols. In this session we'll get deeper on what those challenges are and some example solutions. We will cover some of the topics going on with Software Defined WAN in the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) as well as Cisco's implementation as an example with iWAN and APIC-EM. Programmability and new protocols are coming, as well as ways to more intelligently use the valuable WAN bandwidth with technologies like calendaring, metering, QoS, and route selection. Please fill out this survey so we can get a feel for future topics, times, and locations (2 minutes): https://www.surveymonkey.com/collect/?collector_id=66251304 Speaker: Dana Blair is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he has worked for over 15 years. He has presented at Networkers and Cisco Live over that past 10 years and most recently started and presented the Performance Routing sessions. He routinely presents to customers large and small on a range of routing and switching topics. Mr. Blair is currently involved in several initiatives including SDN, Openflow, OnePK, Medianet, Performance Routing, and Security.

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  • Getting Cozy with Scripting at Careerbuilder

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    Lots of members have wanted to hear stories about people implementing the concepts we've been talking so much about, so I'm excited that Stefano and Jenner at Careerbuilder have volunteered to tell us their story. Topic: Ever wonder how to effectively deploy and standardize your infrastructure with minimal copying and paste? What about capturing events on your network that happen at inconvenient times of the day and you need to identify the root cause then prove why it's "not the network" at fault? Are you tired of developers or members of your engineering staff requesting you to do monotonous tasks that you wish you could empower them but are afraid of giving them too much access? Join us for a night at Careerbuilder where we tackled some of these challenges recently with a little curiosity and very little time as we share some of our recent projects in the world of python and ruby. Presenters: Stefano Pirrello (Careerbuilder) has been on the Network Engineering team for past 8 years previously with Nemours, Siemens and various small companies no longer in existence. Originally destined to do Software Engineering in college but decided routers and switches were way cooler, andbecame enthused with automation since the recent SDN craze. Brushed off old programming books and started learning Python and Ruby. Enjoys researching new technologies, such as SDN, Docker, automation and challenging the status quo Jenner Brumant (Careerbuilder) has been on the Network Engineering team for the past 1.5 years, and previously was at Gwinnett County as a network engineer. He was forced into the automation world because of his jerk boss at Careerbuilder., but has actually starting to enjoy scripting with Python. Enjoys hacking, driving fast, riding fast and shooting moving objects in the office with his nerf gun, enjoys having vodka and cranberry in his spare time

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  • IoT Hacking: Drones, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Evil Genius Sh*t

    This is a hands on session on programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Drones, and what’s possible with the future technology of the Internet of Things. There will be examples of how to use Arduino’s, Raspberry Pi’s, and 3D printing for good and evil – and even with the network. Now that we can buy these cheap computers for $30 and under and buy cheap sensors with a community to put it together – what can we do? Let’s look at what it takes and some example projects. Many of us are getting started learning programming languages like Python and finding that we don't know what else to work on. Embedded programming is fun because loops are normally boring - unless you're making physical things loop. As well, these connected devices will be on the network and it's a cool excuse to fly drones around and 3D print things. Speaker: Nico Darrow is a Cisco Wireless Specialist working out of Atlanta for the last 4 years. He prints his own drones with a 3D printer along with embedded processors. Over the last 10 years, his areas of specialization have been Healthcare, Retail and Enterprise. He also specialized in Wireless Security during his tenure at Motorola. Nico is the author of several security whitepapers and holds several patents in the area of PCI compliancy, encrypted stream analysis, and self-learning penetration tools. About NPUG: See more on the wiki here: https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG

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  • Docker 101

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    Come join us to learn about Docker 101 from John Ray at Shadow Soft! Topic Docker is one of the most talked about technologies, and the world of containers is poised to change the way we provision and install services. Benefits of Linux containers compared to traditional virtual machines include less CPU and memory overhead, faster boot times, portability, better I/O performance, and more. See more on the docker site. (https://www.docker.com/) Speaker John Ray is a Senior Consultant at Shadow Soft, and helps companies design and deliver OSS solutions. He has a diverse skillset that has been obtained from over 10 years supporting the Department of Defense and Industrial Internet. His varied technical competencies allow customers to leverage a broad knowledge base that includes; Linux/Unix Systems Administration, Scripting and Automation, Storage, Network Administration, Security, and Web Design. Need to know Knowledge of VM's and basic LXC containers helpful. Bring a laptop if you would like to play along with the demo.

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  • GA Tech + SDN

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    -Details Pending- Join us for a session at Georgia Tech where Ron Hutchins and Russ Clark will share their insight from the research they've been doing around SDN and programmability. Georgia Tech has gained notoriety for hosting the first online SDN course where thousands of people have learned about SDN and OpenFlow. More about the course here. (http://coursera.org/course/sdn) 3-5pm: Ron and Russ will talk about their experience and research around SDN - and what it means for the future of the technology going forward. 5-6pm: Stick around to network, have a few drinks, and meet others. Read more about NPUG, the mailing list, (https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG/Mailing+List+Information) training information (https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG/Getting+Started), and meeting history/recordings (https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG/Meeting+Information+and+History) on the wiki here. (https://netprog.atlassian.net/wiki/display/NPUG) About the AT&T Foundry: Developers who work in the AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers gain access to resources they couldn't get anywhere else. We work together to bring their innovations to market in record time. The AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers represent a $100 million investment from AT&T and sponsors Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.

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