What is the Nebula Award?
The Nebula Award recognizes teams of employees for their accomplishments. The team demonstrates hard work and determination for a particular project or task which could include a development sprint team or a team established to complete a short term project.
The Nebula award is awarded twice each year during the Summer and Winter. The winning team receives a cash bonus that is split evenly between team members. This is a great way to award teams and student employees for going above and beyond the call of duty within their testing groups.
Congratulations to our award winners!
Winter 2019: OPNFV Team
The OPNFV Team, Parker Berberian and Sawyer Bergeron, have done outstanding work in the Lab as a Service (LaaS) project, working directly with the Linux Foundation and the open source community to develop and deploy the LaaS 2.0 implementation. This new release enables community users to book multiple hardware resources (servers), while configuring the underlay networking to create a single larger resource that can be used for OPNFV or ONAP deployments and development support. This work has required large scale improvements to the existing infrastructure, including control of the switches to automatically provision the networking to meet the user's requirements. To enable that feature, Parker and Sawyer had to create information models to capture the user's configuration via the web portal, and then the lab back-end systems act upon that configuration. Parker and Sawyer regularly participate in Linux Foundation meetings, providing status updates and reports on their development progress, while also supporting users of the service, answering questions, and providing debugging support. They both respond extremely well to feedback from the industry and their peers, and have helped set a positive feel to the Open Source efforts (OPNFV, DPDK, OFA, etc.) within the UNH-IOL. Their leading role in this Linux Foundation project has helped pave the way for future open source projects and collaboration.