OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Kyle Mestery


OpenDaylight is an open source project and open to all. Developers can contribute at the individual level just like any other open source project. This blog series highlights the people who are collaborating to create the future of SDN and NFV.

Kyle is a Principal Engineer and Chief OpenStack Architect in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco. He works primarily on open source projects including OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OpenDaylight and libvirt. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota. Twitter: @mestery

How did you get involved with OpenDaylight? What is your background?

I’ve been working on upstream open source projects for the last three years at Cisco. Cisco was involved at the start of OpenDaylight, contributing some of the early code. Very early in the OpenDaylight project I got involved to ensure OpenDaylight would work well with OpenStack Neutron. OpenStack Neutron is a natural integration point for OpenDaylight, as the requirements for virtual tenant networks (VTN) match perfectly to the capabilities provided by OpenDaylight. So my involvement to date has been to bridge the two projects while working on the plugin integration on the Neutron side.

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