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Combined GENI - Mozilla Design and Coding Sprint and Hackfest

Join us to hack on the future of GENI ! Whether you're a software developer, an experimenter, or just plain interested, come work side-by-side on GENI related ideas and problems.


Coding sprint: Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:30pm

Hackfest: Thursday, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Session Leaders

Sarah Edwards, Aaron Helsinger, and Niky Riga, GENI Project Office

Allen Gunn, Ben Moskotitz, and Katrin Lepik, Mozilla Foundation

Agenda / Details

Dial In: 866-453-5550 ; Participant pin: 6513886#

Coding Sprint

The coding sprint session provides an opportunity for members of the GENI community to come work side by side with each other. GENI software developers will implement code on a topic selected in advance. Meanwhile, GENI experimenters can setup their own experiments with support from the GPO and other members of the GENI community.

This software development session provides an opportunity for GENI engineers to collaborate in real time on a particular software or documentation issue. The topic will be selected well in advance of the conference, based on need and key party availability. At GEC12, the topic was AM API changes.

Experimenters with an idea they want to work on are encouraged to come do so in the same room as other GENI experimenters. The GPO will answer questions and provide assistance on configuring the experiment.

It is anticipated that most participants will attend in person, but a telephone and jabber chatroom will be set up for those unable to attend in person.


At this open event, experimenters will have the opportunity to join a design jam facilitated by the Mozilla Foundation. We will strategize and prototype apps that make the power of next-gen networks real and visible for more people.

Through the Ignite Apps Challenge (, NSF and Mozilla want to help people build things that show off the cool opportunities that GENI presents, especially in national priority areas like health IT, distance education, clean energy and public safety. Over the course of the year, NSF and Mozilla are offering $500k in funding and valuable mentorship to help get these apps off the ground.

Compelling designs from this session could evolve into submissions to the challenge, with seed money and mentorship available to help get them off the ground.

If you're more interested in architectural, design, and documentation issues around GENI, drop in and meet with GPO staff and GENI developers. This session provides an opportunity for both developers and experimenters to work on the things that matter to them.

All GEC attendees are welcome to participate in the combined event. LA-area web developers, designers and civic leaders are also invited to register for free. Invite your developer friends to this open event!

Looking forward to seeing you @ 1-9 pm Thursday March 15th. Nourishment (liquid & otherwise) will be served.

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