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Welcome to the ONOS/CORD Ambassadors Program!

The Ambassadors Program is designed to empower anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about ONOS and/or CORD, who wants to promote either project in their region and build a strong local community around it. 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 also better support your local community. When joining the program, an Ambassador agrees to take on some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • represent ONOS/CORD communities locally
  • promote the ONOS/CORD projects and ON.Lab’s mission
  • inspirerecruit 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 ONOS/CORD project 
  • knowledgeable of the ONOS/CORD projects and networking technology in general
  • keen to engage with and inspire new people to contribute ONOS/CORD

Although anyone can apply to join the program, each application is carefully reviewed by the Ambassador 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 the ONOS/CORD projects and networking technology in general. The Ambassadors program is NOT a stepping stone into the ONOS/CORD community or in the SDN/NFV world, but rather, a program to empower existing community members. 

If you are new to ONOS/CORD and/or to SDN/NFV, we recommend the following links for introductory material:

Application Process

To join the program, you'll need to apply and follow three simple steps. Learn more about the application process.

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.

Ambassador Events

Check out the Ambassadors Events Calendar to find an ONOS event near you. 

Find an Ambassador near you!

You can peruse through the Ambassadors Directory here and soon, you'll have an interactive map Stay tuned...

Structure and Governance

The Ambassador program is a community-driven program that empowers scores of 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 general answers to general questions about the program. 


If you have a specific question about the Ambassadors Program or if you simply want to share an idea, feel free to contact the Ambassadors Steering Team by sending an email to . 

If you want to stay up to date with latest Ambassador news or if you simply want to contact other Ambassadors, make sure to subscribe to the Ambassadors mailing list 

If you'd like to chat with us in real-time, please join us in Ambassador Team Slack.

Ambassadors monthly meeting

The A-Team drives a planning meeting at the beginning of every month. The meeting is for the A-Team but anyone can listen in. Details on when and how to join the meeting and notes of past meetings can be found here

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