Join the CORD® Community!

Building a CORD reference implementation is a community effort. There are opportunities to help define the CORD framework; leverage the power of other open source projects (Kubernetes, YangForge, ONOS); demonstrate new services (Internet-of-Things, Virtual-Networks-on-Demand, Content-Centric-Networking); incorporate new hardware (10GPON, G.Fast, DOCSIS, vBBU, Packet-Optical); extend CORD into new market segments (Residential, Mobile, Enterprise); and add new building block services (Analytics, Pub/Sub).

Here Are Some Ways to Get Involved


Help build CORD. Opportunities range from coding new features to creating unit tests to bug fixes to implementing new services.

Learn how to get involved with coding


Help create clear, concise documentation. Identify and add whatever is missing and fix what is unclear or just plain wrong.

Learn how to get involved with documentation


Help us show the world that CORD can work in real networks by deploying CORD and its applications on your network.

Learn how to get involved with deployments


Add to the CORD service inventory. Import legacy VNFs into CORD or build new services from existing open source (e.g., OpenVPN, Cassandra, MongoDB).

Learn how to get involved with services


Integrate access technologies (e.g., OLT, G.Fast, 10GPON, DOCSIS, BBU) into a CORD POD for use in different market domains.

Learn how to get involved with hardware integration


Help test CORD – whether it’s the platform, services or documentation. Work with the Jira issues to ensure that they are clear, complete, and the problems are reproducible.

Learn how to get involved with testing

User Experience and UI

Help ensure that the CORD user experience is WOW – not blah! Help create a unique look, feel, and experience for CORD users.

Learn how to get involved with the UI


Help spread the word in your area about what's happening in the CORD community.

Learn how to get involved with the CORD Ambassador program

For questions, comments or suggestions about getting involved with CORD, please join the discussion on the CORD-discuss mailing list and on our CORD Slack channel.