LF Networking (LFN) hosted a record breaking cross-community technical gathering, the LFN Developer & Testing Forum at the Prague Congress Center in Prague, Czech Republic, from January 13-16, 2020, attracting over 200 vendor and network operator participants representing several major LFN initiatives. The event, a follow on to prior technical workshops, Developer Design Forums (DDF), and Plugfest events focused on bringing end users, vendors, system integrators, academic institutions, and individuals together to plan upcoming LFN project releases, to discuss technical priorities, and to perform hands-on testing and integration activities on current software releases. 210 individuals from 60 organizations including 15 end users, 6 research and nonprofit organizations attended the event.
The LFN projects and initiatives represented were the Common NFVI Telco Taskforce (CNTT), OPNFV, ONAP, and the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). Building on the strategic promise of the LFN umbrella, this event strongly emphasized cross-project collaboration and joint activities, including project roadmaps, integration, and community strategy. The impact of these efforts should result in stronger collaboration and integration across all the projects in the future.