Nominee’s bio

Jian Li is based in Seoul, South Korea, currently working as a manager at SK Telecom (SKT). Jian received his Ph.D degree from POSTECH in 2016. His research is in the area of Software-Defined Networks (SDN), mainly focuses on control plane management. Jian started his career with ON.Lab through his internship in November 2015. After finishing his internship, he started working as an open source developer for ON.Lab during 2016 - 2017, and the same period he worked as a Post-doctoral researcher and research assistant professor at POSTECH. Jian is currently serving as a chair of ONOS/CORD Working Group under SDN/NFV forum Korea. He designed and implemented various features on top of Open Network Operating System (ONOS) such as Control Plane Manager (CPMan), Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) mapping system support and gRPC northbound interface. Now, he is contributing code to Simple Overlay Network Architecture (SONA) project. Jian Li has participated various conferences and workshops to present research papers. In addition, he has organized various ONOS events to promote ONOS to Korean SDN community. The detailed information can be found in linkedin.

How long have been working in the Ambassador Program?

Jian has been working in the Ambassador program since Q1 2016. He was elected as an A-team member in 2016.

What contributions have you made in the past to the Ambassador Program?

Followings are the contributions made for Ambassador program.

  1. By being part of A-Team, Jian helped A-Team to draft the governance model of Ambassador program.
  2. As an Ambassador mentor, Jian regularly hold the conference call/meeting with his mentees, guide them to perform a set of activities like holding events and promoting ONOS/CORD project locally.
  3. Jian has organized a set of ONOS/CORD events during 2016 - 2019. Being a chair of ONOS/CORD Working Group Korea and also an Ambassador, Jian organized 15 ONOS/CORD Developer’s Meetups in the past three years with the help of Korean Ambassadors (Sangho Shin, Daniel Park, DongKyun Kim, and Sangyun Han). Moreover, as a part of A-Team, Jian helped ONF to organize ONOS Build 2017. The more detailed information about the events organized by Jian can be found in following link. (Note that the events should be filtered by selecting Korea in Country field)
  4. As an ambassador, Jian also gave several ONOS/CORD related talks in conferences and workshops (e.g., SDNFV conference, ONK, KNOM, APNOMS, Openstack Day Korea, Open Infra Days Korea, SOSCON, ONOS Build, KSC, KREONET Workshop, etc.).

What are you actively working on in the Ambassador Program?

Jian is currently mentoring 14 Ambassadors mostly in Asian region. Moreover, he is actively engaging with local ONOS/CORD community members, organizing ONOS/CORD meetup in Korea.

Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for this position?

I think I can be a good A-team candidate, because I do not only have the technical background of ONOS/CORD project which makes me confident to promote and discuss about ONOS/CORD project with community members, but also I am a multilingual speaker (Chinese, Korean, English, Japanese), this mitigates the language barrier with Asian community members, and allows me to discuss in depth on ONOS/CORD project with local languages.

Are there any changes you would like to bring to the community if elected into this position?

I think our program has a good start and I believe the community will grow even bigger in near future. To be a person from service provider, I think I would promote this program internally, and make this program be more transparent and open to the people from service provider. For the people who are not familiar with ONOS and CORD, it is difficult to learn those projects from scratch. By aligning with local community, I plan to organize a set of tutorials and hands-on to help people be familiar with ONOS/CORD. I also plan to reach-out to other open source communities like Kubernetes and OpenStack to promote ONOS/CORD project to the larger number of developers and operators.

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