The SoftFIRE Hackathon will take place in Rome on April  18th – 19th 2018 – see more details here.

If you are interested in participating in this Hackathon, you might want to understand the software you are going to use even if you already took part in some open calls. The SoftFIRE platform is continuously evolving.


For this reason, the SoftFIRE project will organize – before this Hackathon – a special event, called Open Day.

We suggest that any organization interested in taking part in the Hackathon remotely participates in this event. This will allow them to explore the whole platform and all functionalities offered, to understand what is possible to do, what is impossible and what can be improved.

In any case, the Open Day is open to all the interested parties in SoftFIRE Technologies and results.

The Open Day will take place:

  • from 12th April, 15:00, to 13th April, 18:00

During the Open Day, the attendees will have the opportunity to work – in a shared environment – on the latest release of the SoftFIRE platform with all available functionalities, supported by our technical team, gaining free access to the platform, performing simple tests. The platform will be accessible during working hours.

Beforehand, to better support all interested participants who want to explore the platform on their own, the SoftFIRE consortium will give a Tutorial presentation (that will be recorded and shared afterward), aiming at explaining how to use the several types of resources, enabled during the last year.

The Tutorial will take place:

  • 12th April 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00

The Tutorial will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to the SoftFIRE Project and the Platform
  • SoftFIRE Architecture
    • SoftFIRE Platform
    • SoftFIRE middleware
  • Gaining access to the SoftFIRE platform
  • Usage of provided resources
    • Firewall resources
    • Monitoring resources
    • SDN resources
    • Physical resources
    • NFV resources
  • Define and run your Experiment
    • Using predefined resources
    • Defining your own resources
  • Extending the platform
    • Auto-scaling Example

The Tutorial will take the form of a live “webinar”. The participants will be able to remotely attend and at the end write/ask questions to our technical team.

To join the SoftFIRE Open Day, please send an email to, providing the following info:

  • Full Name
  • Organization/Company’s Name
  • Preferred Date for the Live Tutorial Access (multiple choices are allowed)
  • Preferred Date for the Open Days Access (multiple choices are allowed)
  • (Optional) Short description of your interest in SoftFIRE project

Please, be informed that we need to grant access to the Live Tutorial and the Open Day – due to a limited number of seats available – on the first come first served  basis. The feedback on your request will be sent to you within three days after receipt of your email.

Prior to the event, our Team will contact you to provide you with all information to obtain your personal access to the Live Tutorial and Open Day.

In addition, we kindly suggest going through all our available documentation and how-to guide to set-up locally on your machine/environment the latest release of the SoftFIRE Middleware to get familiar with.

SoftFIRE is a big and fully fledged platform and as for all rich platforms, you will need to learn how to use it. The SoftFIRE consortium would like to underline the necessity for each team to be ready to work on our platform since we expect the Hackathon participants will already be familiar with the platform at the beginning of the Hackathon.

The SoftFIRE Consortium invites parties interested in participating in the Innovation Hackathon to attend the Open Day that will give them the possibility to put hands on the Federated Testbed for two days.

Please, keep in mind that SoftFIRE is not offered as a professional service and its operations will be on the basis of best effort. The entire infrastructure is alpha-test platform. Possible downtime could occur without notice or due to overload caused by parallel workload.