The ONF Ambassador Program is designed to empower anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about ONF Projects, Reference Designs, Exemplar Platforms or any other initiative and who wants to promote these in their part of the world. The program provides a simple framework and a specific set of tools to help you organize and/or attend events, recruit and mentor new contributors, and support a local developer community. When joining the program, an Ambassador agrees to take on some or all of the following responsibilities:
Represent ONF and its technologies in his/her region;
Promote ONF projects and its mission;
Inspire, recruit, and support new contributors;
Document clearly all his/her activities for the benefit of the broader community.
Open and Community-driven
The program is run by Ambassadors for Ambassadors and is open to anyone who is:
Passionate about the ONF projects;
Knowledgeable about the ONF projects and networking technology in general;
Keen to engage with and inspire new people to contribute to ONF projects.
Although anyone can apply to join the program, each application is carefully reviewed by the Ambassador Program Steering Team (The A-Team) and each applicant, if shortlisted, must pass a short interview before officially becoming an Ambassador.
Knowledge and Prerequisites
As stated above, Ambassadors must be knowledgeable of at least one ONF project and networking technology in general. The Ambassador Program is NOT a stepping stone into the ONF Community or SDN/NFV world, but rather a program to empower existing community members.
If you are new to ONF and/or to SDN/NFV, we recommend the following information for introductory material:
After your application is reviewed and approved, an A-Team member will get in touch with you to set up a short video interview. The interview will last about 15-30 minutes and you will be asked questions based on your answers in the application.
Once you are accepted into the Ambassador Program, you will be assigned a mentor who will introduce you to the group and the community, and get you familiar with the tools and resources at your disposal to get you started.
Tools and Resources
To help Ambassadors run activities and initiatives to grow their local communities, a special set of tools and resources are at their disposal. Find out more about tools and resources.
The Ambassador Program is a community-driven program that empowers individuals around the world. It is managed by the Ambassadors (volunteers and paid staff) for the Ambassadors. The program's organizational structure ensures that the program runs efficiently, transparently, and in a participative/collaborative way. Learn more about the governance of the program.
You can find a simple FAQ for answers to questions about the program.
If you have a specific question about the Ambassador Program or you simply want to share an idea, please contact the Ambassador Program Steering Team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to stay up to date with latest Ambassador news or you simply want to contact other Ambassadors, make sure to subscribe to the Ambassadors mailing list.