As the Cisco judging team continues to navigate through the numerous proposals received for Phase-1 of the Cisco ‘Think Inside the Box’ Developer contest, a parallel engineering team is hard at work getting the development lab set up for the Phase-2 finalists-to-be. While we could not showcase the hosted lab infrastructure with the humming routers, we did the next best thing. We got Anurag Gurtu, one of the Technical Marketing Engineers to whiteboard the setup. We’ve received a few queries on the access mode, developmental aids etc., and thought this conversation would help our contestents get mentally prepared should they become finalists.As we promised before, all the finalist teams will have a dedicated setup with round-the-clock access. When we close on who the finalists-to-be are, we’ll reach out to those teams (or individuals) to determine their infrastructure requirements and the support they require from Cisco to demonstrate their proof-of-concept application to the judges at the end of Phase-2.Feel free to fire back with questions.