Interested in “challenging” a federated Testbed and win a Prize?  

Join the SoftFIRE team in its first Hackathon in Berlin!


Where:  in Berlin at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS   

When:  May 23-24, 2017.

Now also open to remote teams!


The Hackathon will consist of two parts:

  • An interactive training session with the SoftFIRE team
  • A contest focused on Open Baton and NFV

Please find here some useful information for your preparation for the Hackathon.


This event will be an important opportunity for developers, practitioners and interested third parties that could work on top of the SoftFIRE platform. 

The Hackathon will be also an opportunity for possible Experimenters of next SoftFIRE Open Calls to get familiar with the programmability of the platform. 

More details about the event, rules for participation and judging criteria can be found here.


The number of participants to the Hackathon will be limited to 10 teams of 2-3 people each, so start register immediately!

Due to requests we are also opening the Hackathon for remote participation. In case you cannot be present in Berlin, you can remotely access to the event and to the contest. Please indicate in the “Participation” field of the form if your team will attend in person or remote.

Registrations will close on May 22, 2017 at 12.00 CEST (Brussels Time).


Duration of the event: access to the platform will be granted to all selected participants for two days, from 9:00 to 18:00 CEST (Berlin time).

Type of participants: all interested in the domain of NFV/SDN and 5G research that want to familiarize with the SoftFIRE federated testbed.  

Rules of participation:

Teams: The number of participants will be limited to 10 teams composed of 2 or 3 people. Each team has to register by filling out the form completely.

The SoftFIRE project reserves the rights to select the attendees among those who request it. For fairness to participants, winners of the First Open Call are not allowed to participate. 

Prizes: The winning team will be rewarded with a prize of 7,000€. 


Initial introduction to the SoftFIRE platform

Information to Open Baton and the related NFVO API 

Open Call document: SoftFIRE Hackathon Document