ETSI OSM successfully dodged the Coronavirus outbreak hosting a virtual hacking conference that was originally scheduled to take place in Madrid.

ETSI OSM, an open source management and orchestration group, cancelled its hackfest that was originally scheduled for March 9-12 opting instead to host it online due to Coronavirus fears. The organization was able to quickly create an online conference with more than 20 hours of presentations that brought in about 100 participants.

“What originally seemed a huge challenge due to the hands-on approach and the high level of interaction required in a Hackfest, proved possible in a record time thanks to the outstanding engagement of the OSM community and the means provided by ETSI, making this Hackfest one of the best attended ever,” the group said.

During the four-day event the hackfest offered a wide range of sessions, including an overview of the OSM architecture, the installation of OSM in Kubernetes, system monitoring, network services instantiation, high performance and autoscaling, automation of VNF Day 1 and 2 operations, and the end-to-end onboarding in OSM of a cloud-native Evolved Packet Core.