Thomas Vachuska

Thomas is Chief Architect at the Open Networking Foundation. He is a software architect and a lead developer for ONOS, an open-source SDN operating system (

Thomas joined the ONF after a 27-year career in HP and brings with him a solid background in software architecture of distributed systems and modular object-oriented design. He is an avid proponent of agile & test-driven development processes and is an unceasing advocate for elegance through simplicity. Thomas continues to stay familiar with a wide field of evolving technologies and software development tools and manages to remain actively engaged in code development.