Everything You Need to Know About the SDN Innovation Challenge
Structure of the Challenge
The Contest has been broken down into 5 phases:
Phase I – September 10, 2014: Sign-Up
Participants will sign-up for the Challenge by submitting an abstract and a 1-minute video pitch of the idea they propose to develop. Submission deadline has been extended to October 31, 2014!
Phase II – November 3 – 10, 2014: Business Value Pitch
Each team would be required to remotely pitch its idea to the Judges panel. The presentation will be scheduled over a 2 week period and will be published on October 31st, 2014. Presentations will conclude on November 10th, 2014, when the Challenge Finalists will be announced.
Phase III – December 3, 2014: Finalist Kick-Off
This is the kick-off date for the implementation phase of the Challenge. Two things will happen. Each finalist team will be paired with its Extreme Networks Technical Advisor/Mentor. The demo kit will have been created for each team to implement its idea on. Starting this date, individual demo kits will be mailed out to each team.
Phase IV – June 1, 2015: Submit Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Demo
This is a checkpoint ahead of the main event in June. The expectation is that by this checkpoint individual teams are ready with their demos of the MVP.
Phase V – June, 2015: Demo & Award Ceremony
Invited participants will showcase their final demos at the NIST/US Ignite Global Cities Teams Challenge Expo on June 1, 2015. The winners will be announced and awarded at the Expo.
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