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What you’ll find in the #DevNet Zone at Cisco Live (#CLUS)

IMG_5312Today the DevNet Developer Conference kicked off in Moscone West.  DevNet is a mini-conference you can attend within the larger Cisco Live that gives hands-on experience with the many APIs Cisco is developing.

The DevNet Zone includes the following activities:

  • Theater Sessions: API technical sessions, executive spotlights, and thought leadership sessions
  • Hands-on learnings labs that let you code APIs on working platforms and systems
  • A 24 hour hackathon (for non-Cisco participants) with first prize of $5000
  • Demo pods showcasing Cisco and Partner technologies
  • A demo of Tech Fund project on Augmented Collaboration (AKA Project Spring Roll!)

I’d like to especially call out a few sessions (the full session can be found on http://devnetzone2014.sched.org)

  • Monday, May 19 at 9-10:30am: CTO Panel with Cisco CTOs Dave Ward, Tom Edsall, John Apostolopoulos, Bret Hartman, Lew Tucker, and Susie Wee (moderator)
  • Monday, May 19 8-9am: Coding Skills 101 – How to call REST APIs from Python and JQuery is a hands-on intro to REST APIs- bring your laptop to code– no experience necessary.
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    Speaking of hands-on – folks taking the labs!

  • Monday, May 19 1-2pm: APIC Enterprise Module API – This session will present the basic constructs of the controller such as the policy engine, and the capabilities of the REST API. There will be examples of how these capabilities can be integrated into other applications to simplify operations, improve security and enhance user experience.
  • Tuesday, May 20 8:30 – 9:00am Cisco UCS Scripting Tools & SDKs Overview This session will educate developers and customers on available utilities and demonstrate the power of the Cisco UCS XML API.
  • Wednesday, May 21 8-9am: Coding Skills 101 – How to call REST APIs from Python and JQuery If you missed it the first time, it’s back! This is a hands-on intro to REST APIs- bring your laptop to code– no experience necessary.
  • Thursday, May 22 11:30-12:30pm API Management at Cisco In this session we will introduce Cisco’s API Management Strategy, with a focus on consumption ready APIs that are developer-friendly using consistent lifecycle management and governance.

It is a great opportunity to have Cisco Live in San Francisco, so close to Cisco headquarters.  One of our goals is to create a vibrant DevNet developer community. If you’re in the area I encourage you to stop by.  Those who wish to attend just DevNet can get a $49 explorer pass covering all 4 days – Use the code DevNetCL14). I also encourage you to join the DevNet program at http://developer.cisco.com and start some discussions in our DevNet community forums!

I look forward to seeing you here!

@SusieWee

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Announcing: New Catalyst 3850 SFP Fiber Switch Models Expand Cisco Unified Access

Catalyst 3850 FiberOver a year ago, Cisco launched its first flagship Catalyst 3850 series switches at Cisco Live London. With its integrated wireless LAN controller functionality and the innovative UADP ASIC, the Catalyst 3850 switches provide a converged wired and wireless platform that is the heart of “One Network” in the Cisco Unified Access “One Policy. One Management. One Network” approach.

Today, we are excited to announce an addition to the Cisco Catalyst 3850 series switch family: the new Catalyst 3850 1G SFP fiber switch models. They are new SKUs in the Catalyst 3850 switch family and they help further expand the Cisco Unified Access solution. I’ll explain how later, but first let me help you get familiar with this new product offering.

The new Catalyst 3850 SFP fiber switch models have nearly everything identical with their sibling access switches in the Catalyst 3850 switch family: Read More »

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Top 5 Reasons Hackers, Developers and Designers Should Attend DevNet Zone

Hi all,

DevNetZone-CallingAllDevelopers

The DevNet Developer Conference at Cisco Live starts this week! Here are the Top 5 Reasons Hackers, Developers and Designers Should Attend DevNet Zone at Cisco Live:

  1. Hands-on learning labs for APIs you’ve probably never tried
  2. Networking – meet people in real life
  3. 24 Hour Hackathon where you can show your coding chops
  4. Get in on the ground floor
  5. All levels welcome – Show you’re 1337. [+ opportunities for n00bs]

 

  1. Hands-on learning labs to Cisco products and APIs: We have 50+ hands-on learning labs where you can learn the ins and outs of our technologies and APIs in live working systems.  These are short, sharp, self-paced sprints lasting about 10 minutes each. Read More »

Augmented Collaboration: A Cisco Tech Fund Innovation

Hi all,

The DevNet team is busy gearing up for DevNet at Cisco Live in San Francisco on May 18-22. It’s just 2 days away… Yikes! I just got off a call with the DevNet team and you can imagine the excitement and nervousness in the air as we’re in the final days of preparation. We’ll have awesome hands-on labs, a 24 hour hackathon, and theater presentations on lots of fun topics. There will be a lot for developers to do with software-defined networking (APIC EM and onePK), location-aware wireless (Connected Mobile Experience CMX), Internet of Things (IOx), Collaboration (Jabber Guest), network topology UI (NeXt), and data center (UCS director). I know that’s a lot of acronyms, so I’ll write more about these next week. But, I wanted to quickly tell you about another innovation that we will be showing publicly for the first time at Cisco Live!

While my DevNet team is working hard, my Innovation team is busy gearing up for Cisco Live too. We’ll be showing an innovation project that we’ve been quietly working on for the last two years which just got some press in eWeek and in Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Our innovation project is on Augmented Collaboration, which is a user experience innovation and technology innovation around next-generation collaboration. You probably know of Cisco’s TelePresence, WebEx, and Unified Communications products and hopefully you’ve used them. I’m a huge fan of immersive video collaboration and I’ve built teams across the oceans using this technology. Augmented Collaboration is an exploration on “what’s next” in collaboration. Read More »

IWAN Wed: Intelligent WAN @ Cisco Live!

The long awaited Cisco Live in San Francisco is only four days away.  There is a lot in store for our customers including hundreds of technical sessions, keynotes from executives and industry guests, product and solutions demos at World of Solutions and more.

One of the most important topics, in my opinion, that I believe you should tune into is on Intelligent WAN.  As you come to Cisco Live and are exploring Cisco Intelligent WANvarious technologies that will help your organization scale and grow for the next 3-5 years, what element is most crucial?  How about the branches and stores throughout the city, country or world that is growing rapidly, not just in terms of sheer count but also by size?  The number of employees working there is growing; the number of customer engagements is increasing; and the number and type of users are exploding.  You need an intelligent WAN that can adjust to the demand, meet the high user expectations and be the foundation of innovation needed at the branch.

To learn more about Cisco Intelligent WAN, please join us for the following activities.  We would love to hear your feedback on how Intelligent WAN can help your business and IT organization. Read More »

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