Juniper Networks OpenLab and the AT&T Foundry® to Co-Host Software Development Workshop/Hackathon
Provides University Students With Hands-On Experience With Software Defined
Networking Tools and Innovations Around the Programmable
CA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - Juniper Networks, the industry leader in
network innovation, with the AT&T Foundry®, today announced 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 andEntrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas starting on
August 13, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
second workshop and competitive challenge with a similar agenda will be held at
Juniper's OpenLab facility in New Jersey in the fall.
Foundry® is focused on generating new ideas and we foster a culture of
innovation. We are excited to join with Juniper Networks and co-sponsor these
workshops, which we believe will help students get first-hand insight on the
inner-workings of the networking industry and broaden their knowledge on
software-defined networking." -Mike
Berry, director of operations, AT&T Foundry®
Juniper, we are deeply committed to innovation and we understand that the impact
of software-defined networking stretches beyond the network to applications that
depend on them. Through these workshops we hope to drive and facilitate
collaboration and education, accelerate new network-integrated applications for
our connected society and build software intensive applications that can help
overcome some of the shortcomings in today's legacy networks." -Judy
Beningson, general manager and vice president, Management and Virtualization
Platforms Group, Juniper Networks
are pleased to have joined with leading technology companies such as Juniper
Networks and AT&T to help us develop next-generation leaders. We strongly
believe that workshops such as these, which are competitive in nature, provide
students a chance to improve their skill set, understand their strengths and
encourage team work while working on today's leading technologies." -
Dr. Joseph C. Picken, executive director, The Institute for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas
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innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers,
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