Does your business have global needs that transcend borders? Do you want to access different resources anywhere, at any time with a consistent experience? Is video an agent of change for your business? Are you keen on enhancing productivity and lowering costs, without compromising on your customer experience?
Do you wonder what your Network can do to help?
On October 20th, 2009 at 11 a.m. PDT Cisco will unveil the architectural vision for Borderless Networks that will promote service agility and business responsiveness, anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. Also look forward to an announcement on an exciting new innovation from Cisco that delivers on the Borderless Experience.
Our judging team of seven has been busy evaluating the demos of the eight qualified finalists, taking time off from their busy schedule. They are convening later this month. While we have no doubt the judging team will come to the right decision on the winners, we thought all of you out there following these teams and the contest should have your say too, even it is only for fun.
Between now and October 6th, we invite you to weigh in and vote for your favourite team based on their application submission on the Cisco contest website. It will be interesting to see how the judges vote stacks up against the community vote. Once the winners are announced, we will also unveil the winner of the community choice contest – right here on the Innovations Blog! There is no monetary compensation involved for any of the teams.
Also be sure to look out for demos from these eight teams on the contest website in the coming weeks.
On August 15th, 2009 curtains came down on Phase-2 of the Cisco Developer Contest. Eight of the original ten finalists crossed over the finish line with proof-of-concept applications developed and ported on the Cisco Application Extension Platform, and validated by Cisco. Congratulations to these eight teams: North America: Team SNAT Europe: Team MADnetwork, Team BugsBernie and Team RSDevs South America: Team Jin Jin and Team Campuser Asia: Team Ideate and Team Enhancers If you’ve not had a chance to see the videos some of these finalists put together, check them out here: These teams will provide demos to be shared with our judging panel, who will then decide who the top three winners are. Speaking of judges, we’ve closed on the judging panel, with two Cisco judges – Brett Galloway and Paul McNab joining the five member external judging panel. Brett is the SVP for Wireless, Security and Routing Technology Group and belongs to the Cisco Development Organization. Paul is the VP of Enterprise and Mid-Market Solutions Marketing and belongs to the Cisco Marketing Organization.
As we close off this week, we welcome Bola Rotibi as the last of our external judges onto the Cisco Developer Contest judging panel again in an honorary capacity. Bola is a principal analyst with Macehiter Ward-Dutton Advisors, and is based in the United Kingdom. This makes her our first and only non-U.S judge on the panel.Bola brings a lot of relevant expertise into these contests. She is a high-profile and very experienced analyst focusing currently on software development technologies, processes and market trends. Her expertise includes application lifecycle management strategies for a variety of platforms (mobile, server, desktop, web etc.); software modelling, testing and performance managmeent. Other areas of expertise include Web 2.0 and Rich Interactive/Internet Applications; IT sourcing for software development projects; enterprise architecture and IT governance processes. We thank Bola for accepting our invitation quickly and with great enthusiasm. We look forward to Bola carrying her expertise, energy and enthusiasm into the judging panel, as we sift through the final entries.Oh, BTW, did I mention that have now locked-in our external judging panel? Read More »
As we close on our external judging panel this week, we wanted to welcome on board Brian Proffitt — a key pillar of the Linux community manager of the Linux Developer Network at the Linux foundation. Brian has been following the contest and in fact wrote an article about it sometime back on how “Cisco Dev contest bridges network, development gap”. Brian is a softspoken individual, but at the epicentre of the Linux foundation ecosystem, interacting with community members, individual developers and vendors. Earlier he was managing editor of Linux Today, a popular news and information site on Linux and open source technology. As you can see from his blogs, Brian has a passion for writing, and he’s also the author of several consumer guides about Linux, including “Introducing Ubuntu: Desktop Linux” and “The Joy of Linux” Read More »