The OCF Ambassador Program is looking for a few good volunteers to spread the word about the Open Connectivity Foundation in their city.
The Ambassador Program was launched with the goal of sustaining and growing the worldwide OCF community. The objective is to create community collaboration and an educational environment to broaden the outreach of OCF in specific geographic areas.
Currently, there are 15 ambassador groups in Europe, Asia and North America. Ambassadors are enthusiastic experts who know and can speak to the OCF Specification, IoTivity and/or the AllJoyn code, and who are willing to share that knowledge with others around the world.
Ambassadors also represent the work being conducted throughout OCF and provide a point of contact for those looking to get involved in developing products. Meetings are typically informal gatherings where attendees can learn more about what OCF is doing and get involved. Ambassadors must be OCF members, but this is not required for participants.
The role of OCF ambassadors is fourfold:
- Be a local go-to resource for people interested in the OCF Specification, Iotivity and/or AllJoyn code
- Help local users learn more about OCF
- Organize and host local OCF meetups
- Be a public representative in the community
OCF Meetup Groups
OCF Ambassadors lead Meetup groups in their respective locations, where participants can discuss the OCF Specification and reference implementation code. These meetings are a great resource for attendees to learn how to implement the OCF Specification and IoTivity in their own language.
Currently, there are seven Meetup groups in Europe, four in North America, and four in Asia. Many are active, including the Boston group, which held its last meeting in October and has over 250 members. Learn more about the existing locations here.
How to get involved
Interested in joining a Meetup group in your area? Browse all OCF Ambassador Program locations here.