SoftFIRE Open Days


The SoftFIRE Hackathon will take place in Berlin on November 7th – 8th 2017 – see more details here.

If you are interested in participating to this Hackathon, you might want to understand the software you are going to use even if you already took part in some open calls since the platform is continuously evolving.


For this reason, the SoftFIRE project will organize – before this Hackathon – some special events, called Open Days:

we suggest that any organization interested in taking part in the Hackathon, remotely participates to those events. This will allow them to explore the whole platform and all functionalities offered, to understand what is possible to do, what is impossible and what can be improved.

In any case, Open Days are open to all the interested parties in our Open Calls and future events.

The Open Days will take place:

  • from 11th September, 15:00, to 12th September, 18:00
  • from 04th October, 15:00, to  05th October, 18:00
  • from 26th October, 15:00, to 27th October, 18:00

During the Open Days, the attendees will have the opportunity to work – in a shared environment – on the latest release of the SoftFIRE platform with all available functionalities, supported by our technical team, gaining free access to the platform, performing simple tests. The platform will be accessible during working hours.

Beforehand, to better support all interested participants who want to explore the platform on their own, SoftFIRE consortium will give a Tutorial presentation (that will be recorded and shared afterwards), aiming at explaining how to use the several kind of resources, enabled during the last year.

The Tutorials will take place:

  • 11 September 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00
  • 04 October 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00
  • 26 October 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00

The Tutorial will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to the SoftFIRE Project and the Platform
  • SoftFIRE Architecture
    • SoftFIRE Platform
    • SoftFIRE middleware
  • Gaining access to the SoftFIRE platform
  • Usage of provided resources
    • Firewall resources
    • Monitoring resources
    • SDN resources
    • Physical resources
    • NFV resources
  • Define and run your Experiment
    • Using predefined resources
    • Defining your own resources
  • Extending the platform
    • Auto-scaling Example

The Tutorials will take the form of live “webinars”. The participants will be able to remotely attend and at the end write/ask questions to our technical team.

To join our Open Days, please send an email to, providing the following info:

  • Full Name
  • Organization/Company’s Name
  • Preferred Date for the Live Tutorial Access (multiple choices are allowed)
  • Preferred Date for the Open Days Access (multiple choices are allowed)
  • (Optional) Short description of your interest in SoftFIRE project

Please, be informed that we assign access to the Live Tutorials and the Open Days – due to a limited number of seats available – on the first come first served  basis. The feedback on your request will be sent to you within three days after receipt of your email.

Prior to the event, our Team will contact you to provide you with all information to obtain your personal access to the Live Tutorial and Open Days chosen.

In addition, we kindly suggest going through all our available documentation and how-to guide to set-up locally on your machine / environment the latest release of the SoftFIRE Middleware to get familiar with.

SoftFIRE is a big and complex platform and as for all complex platforms, you will need to learn how to use it. The SoftFIRE consortium would like to underline the necessity for each team to be ready to work on our platform since we expect the Hackathon participants will already be familiar with the platform at the beginning of the Hackathon.

The SoftFIRE Consortium invites parties interested in participating to the Second Hackathon to attend the Open Days that will give them the possibility to put hands on the Federated Testbed for two days.

Please, keep in mind that SoftFIRE is not offered as a professional service and its operations will be on the basis of best effort. The entire infrastructure is alpha-test platform. Possible downtime could occur without notice or due to overload caused by parallel workload.