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Community Member Profile – Esin Karaman

Jul 17, 2020
Ain Indermitte
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In this community member profile, we would like to introduce Esin Karaman, Software Architect at Netsia (whose parent company is Argela). Esin lives in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an active contributor in the Open Networking Foundation’s ONOS, CORD, and SEBA/VOLTHA communities.

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As a member of the SEBA/VOLTHA P4 Brigade in 2017, Esin implemented an ONOS driver to program the packet replication engine of BMv2 switch. Later, within the larger team, she designed and implemented multicast service in the SEBA platform. During this time, she worked on several components of SEBA, especially on ONOS (igmpproxy, cordmcast, oltpipeline, segmentrouting), VOLTHA Core, and Open OLT Adapter.

For the past year, Esin has been a member of the SEBA/VOLTHA Multicast & Multi-tcont Brigade. She is currently working on bringing multicast group removal support to VOLTHA. She is closely and collaboratively working with a team at Netsia whose objective is to bring multi-tcont and multicast service support to the SEBA platform - they are contributing to several layers of SEBA, from ONOS and VOLTHA to Open OLT Agent. As part of the SEBA+ product of Netsia, she is busy improving the consistency and quality of the multicast service of SEBA+.

Esin studied Computer Engineering at Yıldız Technical University (YTU) and graduated in 2008. She subsequently received her Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 2015. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Computer Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University and a member of the Computer Networks Laboratory (NETLAB) of the same department. Her main research interests are centered around Multi-access Edge Computing and Software Defined Networking.

Having graduated from the computer engineering department of YTU, Esin started to work for Argela as a Software Engineer in 2008. Throughout this time, she has been involved in several telecom software projects as a Software Engineer and an Architect. She is experienced in the entire software development lifecycle. Esin is skilled at designing, developing, optimizing, and reworking systems. She is proficient in Java programming language. She is also a motivated researcher in the field of computer networks. In 2016, she was involved in an R&D project whose objective was catering network management and security through SDN. She first saw and utilized ONOS during her work on this project. Having spent some time working on control plane programming through OpenFlow protocol, she started working on the topic of data plane programmability through P4. This is how she became involved with ONF.

“Working with ONF gives me the opportunity to interact with many colleagues from different corners of the world. I believe that this helps to improve my communication skills and widen my  vision,” says Esin about collaborating with ONF.

Outside of work, Esin enjoys swimming, skiing, reading, and watching movies. She likes thrillers, mystery, and classic film noirs.

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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.