The place for hands-on collaboration and development of MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects!

MEF is holding its 7th LSO Hackathon at MEF18. It will focus on developing and validating a YANG model for SD-WAN services.

This is a unique opportunity for those involved in the technical aspects of SD-WAN services and products to learn in a hands-on way about the latest SD-WAN and LSO standardization work at MEF, and related API and YANG work at ONF and IETF.

As the MEF completes the industry's first SD-WAN service and attributes specification, many developers of SD-WAN products and services will focus on how to quickly implement this standard and create APIs for orchestrating SD-WANs.

Leading subject matter experts in the areas of SD-WAN service definition, YANG modeling and LSO orchestration at the LSO Presto and LSO Legato reference points are collaborating to create a first version of a YANG model that interprets the MEF specification. This YANG model will be available to developers during the two day LSO Hackathon which is taking place on Monday October 29th and Tuesday October 30th, 2018 at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.

During the two day event, developers will have the opportunity to work in small teams both on site and remotely for those unable to travel. The LSO Hackathon is open to all suitable* developers regardless of whether they are employed by a MEF member company. There is no charge for developers to participate.

* Please note that MEF will be accepting registrations at its own discretion only based on the professional background of the developer, and their ability to effectively take advantage of the LSO Hackathon activities.

Monday October 29th       09:00

Continental breakfast served in Foyer

Arrival and personal introductions

09:30 Review of the activities and introduction to MEF work
11:00 Team allocation
11:15 Start of development
13:00-15:00 Buffet lunch served in Gold Ballroom
17:30-19:30 Cocktail reception in MEF18 Networking Hall
20:00 Close of LSO Hackathon room
Tuesday October 30     08:30

Continental breakfast served in Foyer

Opening of LSO Hackathon room


13:00-15:00 Buffet lunch served in Networking Hall
17:00 Review of achievements and readout (video clip recordings)
17:30-19:30 Cocktail reception in MEF18 Networking Hall
19:00 End of LSO Hackathon
What is the scope?
SD-WAN service YANG model and associated LSO APIs.
Who is the ideal hackathoner?
Developers that have one or more of the following backgrounds:
  • YANG modelling
  • SD-WAN product development
  • SD-WAN orchestration development
  • SD-WAN service deployment
  • LSO APIs
  • TAPI
  • IETF YANG models

What are the goals?
Each team will focus on one or more of the following goals:

  • Understand the current version of the MEF SD-WAN YANG model
  • Generate APIs at LSO Legato and/or LSO Presto using the YANG model
  • Develop mappings from the resulting LSO Presto API to vendor-specific SD-WAN controller north bound APIs
  • Validate at a basic level the LSO Legato and LSO Presto APIs on MEFnet
What is the format?
Collaborative! The goals are shared and the LSO Hackathon is open to everyone - MEF members and non-MEF members. Most importantly, it is fun and a great learning experience!

How much does it cost?

Do I have to be a MEF member?
However, if your employer is a MEF member, you can access the members-only part of the MEF wiki ahead of the LSO Hackathon, and get advance access to the YANG model and the preparations for the LSO Hackahon. 

When and where is it taking place?
JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles on Oct 29-30, 2018.

What if I can't get travel budget from my employer?
You can still participate remotely over Google Hangout. However, those that attend in person will have direct access to the mentors and other members of their team.

Which team will I be allocated to?
There will be an introductory session on the first day during which participants will receive an explanation from the mentors on the proceedings of the LSO Hackathon. At the end of this introductory session, participants will decide on teams themselves.

What do I do next?
Register for the MEF18 LSO Hackathon by clicking here and we will get back to you to advise you if you your registration has been accepted. Alternatively, send us your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..