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Community Member Profile: Jon Hall

Mar 7, 2022
Ain Indermitte
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In this community member profile, we would like to introduce Jon Hall, a Software Engineer and Open Source Contributor at Ciena, based in Sacramento, California, USA. He is an active contributor in the Open Networking Foundation’s ONOS community.

Jon Hall jpgJon has been working as part of the ONOS community for over 8 years. He has worked on all sorts of system level integration tests for ONOS and other projects, from feature and use case testing to HA and scale testing. In addition to writing tests, Jon has also helped set up the testing infrastructure to automate these tests. He is currently working on SD-Fabric system tests, adding 4G/5G components into the regular integration tests. 

Jon completed an internship as part of his Masters program at ONLab (predecessor to ONF) working on ONOS system testing in 2014. Since graduating he has worked at Ciena as an Open Source Contributor on several ONF projects, including Mininet, ONOS, Atomix, CORD, SD-Fabric, and Aether.

He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, USA.

“It has been a very rewarding experience to work with ONF and its open source communities,” says Jon. “I find it exciting to work on the forefront of innovation in networking and towards improving the lives of everyone here on this planet. There are experts in every project who are always willing to share their knowledge and help drive these projects forward.”

Jon enjoys playing D&D and board games with his wife and friends. He likes to stay active by going for long hikes and also enjoys hanging out with his cat, Fitz. During normal times, he enjoys traveling to other countries with his wife and trying different cuisines.

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Ain IndermitteHead of Developer Relations
Ain's extensive career in the developer relations, program management, mobile software, enterprise SaaS, and telecommunications disciplines spans Nokia, Microsoft, MobileIron, and ServiceNow. He has worked in Estonia, Finland, California, and Texas, and has traveled considerably around the globe for business. Ain is currently serving as Head of Developer Relations at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), focusing on community leadership, developer tools, training, and member engagement - with the goal of transforming the telecommunications industry through the adoption of software defined networking and open source software. Ain is married with five children and a dog. During his free time, he likes to hike or bike to beautiful places and fly his drones.