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What is the ONF Ambassador Program?

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 empowers anyone knowledgeable and passionate about ONF projects and

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initiatives to promote these

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in their

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part of the world. The program provides a simple framework and

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tools to help

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organize

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or attend events, recruit and mentor new contributors, and support

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a local

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developer community. 

Who can be an Ambassador?

The Ambassador Program is open to anyone knowledgeable and passionate

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about the ONF projects (e.g., ONOS, CORD, etc.) Since becoming an Ambassador involves taking on a specific set of responsibilities, an interested individual

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will be asked to fill out

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an application form and be interviewed by a member of the Ambassador Program Steering Team (the A-team) before being accepted into the program.

What sort of responsibilities do Ambassadors have?

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;
  • Inspirerecruit, and support new contributors;
  • Document clearly all his/her activities for the benefit of the broader community.

What sort of activities do Ambassadors do?

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is a wide range of activities Ambassadors can drive, including:

  • Organizing and running local events (

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  • e.g., meet-ups, hackathons);

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  • Attending and/or

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  • presenting at conferences;

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  • Conducting online tutorials and presentations;

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  • Speaking to local media/press.

How can I apply to become a Ambassador?

Applying to the program is very easy: all you need to do is fill out an application form and a member of the A-

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team will contact you shortly to guide you through the next steps.

What do I need to become an Ambassador?

In order to be accepted to the program we require a minimum level of knowledge

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of at least one ONF project, SDN technologies and

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networking in general. You can find here a list of concepts we expect an Ambassador

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to master when speaking in public.

Is there any material I can read before the interview to refresh my knowledge?

Yes! You can use this document as a starting point. Please keep in mind that this not an exam, but more of a chat to assess the candidate strength points.

What are the incentives for becoming an Ambassador?

There are many reasons why you should join the Ambassadors program:

  • Represent the ONF officially and help push the ONF's projects forward in your country

  • Get access to specific tools and resources to organize your own events and get sponsorship to attend others

  • Gain valuable experience and learn new leadership skills

  • Make new friends and work closely with ONOS/CORD contributors around the world

  • Build a reputation within the ONOS/CORD community and build your own network

Do I get paid for being an Ambassador?

The Ambassadors program is 100% volunteer based.

Where can I find and get in touch with other Ambassadors?

All Ambassadors have a profile page on the Ambassadors Wiki and each page is listed on in the people directory.

How can I get ONOS/CORD swag?

Soon, Ambassadors will have access to a special Resources Request form for events they are organizing or attending. Each request will be reviewed and approved/rejected by the Ambassador Steering team, based on a specific set of criteria.

Can I request and manage my own budget for an event?

Ambassadors have access to a special Budget Request form for events they are organizing or attending. Each request is reviewed and approved/rejected by the Ambassador Steering team, based on a specific set of criteria. 

 If an individual is already contributing to a specific area of the ONOS/CORD project, can that an individual also be an Ambassador?

Yes, absolutely! In fact, most Ambassadors are experienced ONOS/CORD contributors who have been championing the project for a long time.

Can there be several Ambassadors in the same country ?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of Ambassadors in a particular geographic location. In fact, the more Ambassadors in a given location the better since we are trying to grow our community in the four corners of the world.