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What is the ONF Ambassador Program?

The ONF Ambassador Program is designed to empower anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about various ONF projects and who wants to promote these project in their organization, in their city, or in their country. 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 your local ONF community.

Who can be an Ambassador?

The Ambassador Program is open to anyone passionate and knowledgeable about the ONF projects (e.g., ONOS, CORD, etc.) Since becoming an Ambassador involves taking on a specific set of responsibilities, an individual who signs up will be asked to fill out a short 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?

There are a wide range of activities Ambassadors can drive, including:

  • running local events (eg. meet ups hackathons)

  • attending and/or giving talks at conferences

  • running online tutorials and presentations

  • 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-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 on ONOS or CORD, SDN technologies and computer networking in general. You can find here a list of concepts we expect an Ambassador should be able 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.

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