US Ignite Application Summit

US Ignite

Event Showcases High-Speed Applications, Volunteers Needed

The inaugural US Ignite application summit is set for June 24-26 in Chicago! The Center for Digital Inclusion, a partner organization of US Ignite, will present and volunteer at this important event aimed at showcasing the next-generation applications that will run on ultra high-speed gigabit networks (like UC2B in Urbana-Champaign!).

Visit for a full description of the summit including logistics, application previews, sponsors and more.

About the Event: 

US Ignite’s “Next-Generation Summit” gives developers, industry, communities, government, foundations and universities working with software-defined networks (SDN), cloud computing and gigabit networks a place to gather, learn and showcase their work.  As these new technologies become a cornerstone of next-generation application development, there’s a lot of new information to wrap your head around.  The best way to learn is to spend time with people who are actually working with these new technologies and inventing ways to apply them to new products and services.

The “Next-Generation Summit” provides forums for learning, workshops, application demos, sessions with experts, and informal connections where attendees have time to learn and share with their peers.

Who Should Attend: 

The Next-Generation Summit is for individuals and organizations that work with next-generation technologies, including software-defined networking, local clouds and gigabit to end-user.  If you are an application developer, university researcher, US Ignite community, foundation, corporation or government agency with a focus on next-generation technologies, the Next-Generation Application Summit is for you.

The Next-Generation Summit program is carefully designed to offer value to all experience levels, from students to senior researchers, software architects, network engineers and senior management.

Student Innovation:

Visit to learn about special opportunities for students including travel awards and a working group.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

The Center for Digital Inclusion is seeking student volunteers to represent GSLIS at the event. Please email Shavion Scott, Center Coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering.


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