Ambassadors

ABOUT THE ONF AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

The ONF Ambassadors Program is designed to empower anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about ONF to promote the ONF’s projects like ONOS or CORD 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 ONF Ambassador agrees to take on some or all of the following responsibilities:

Represet
Represent the ONF locally
Document
Document clearly all his/her activities
Promote
Promote the ONF’s projects and our mission
Inspire
Inspire, Recruit and Support new contributors

OPEN AND COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

Although anyone can apply to join the program, each application is carefully reviewed by the ONF Ambassador Steering Team (The A-Team) and each applicant, if shortlisted, must pass a short interview before officially becoming an Ambassador.
The Ambassadors program is open to anyone who is:

Passionate

PASSIONATE

about the ONF projects

Knowledgebase

KNOWLEDGEBASE

of the ONF’s mission and computer networking in general

Keen

KEEN

to engage with and inspire new people to contribute to ONF projects

THE A-TEAM

The A-Team is the Ambassadors Program’s 5-member body that oversees and manages the program. The A-Team is tasked to ensure that the Ambassadors program runs smoothly and that Ambassadors are fully supported. The A-Team members are directly nominated and elected by the entire community. More information about the A-Team governance can be found here.

A-TEAM DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Review and accept/reject applications to the program
  • Onboard, mentor and assist ambassadors worldwide
  • Oversee and support ambassador activities
  • Oversee the program’s finances
  • Oversee the production and distribution of swag
  • Oversee nomination and process to elect new a-team members
  • Resolve disputes
  • Serve as advisors in strategic decision-making at the organizational level

FAQ

If you have any more questions about our program please feel free to contact us. We look forward to your questions. Thank You!

The Ambassadors Program is designed to empower anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about ONF projects like ONOS or CORD, who wants to promote the 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 also better support your local ONOS/CORD community.

The Ambassadors program is open to anyone passionate and knowledgeable about the ONOS/CORD projects. Because 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 Ambassadors Steering Team (aka the A-team) before being accepted into the program.

When joining the program, an ONOS/CORD Ambassador agrees to take on some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • represent the ONOS/CORD community locally
  • promote the ONOS/CORD projects and ON.Lab’s mission
  • inspire, recruit and support new contributors
  • document clearly all his/her activities for the benefit of the broader community

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

  • running local events (eg. meetups, hackathons)
  • attending and/or giving talks at conferences
  • running online tutorials and presentations
  • speaking to local media/press

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.

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.

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

  • Represent ONOS/CORD officially and help push the project 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

The Ambassadors program is 100% volunteer based.

All Ambassadors have a profile page on this portal and each page is listed on in the Team Page.

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.

Soon, Ambassadors will have access to a special Ressources 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. More details soon…

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

Yes, there is no limit to the number of Ambassadors in a particular geographic location.