Charles Eckel

Open Source Developer Evangelist

Cisco DevNet

Charles is a developer evangelist in the Cisco DevNet team with a passion for open source software and open standards.

He started with open source 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, developing some of the industry’s first open source VoIP protocol stacks and applications.

Now at Cisco, he is a recognized champion of open standards, open source and interoperability. He runs DevNet’s Open Source Dev Center, which focuses on Cisco’s major open source contributions, use, and community engagements; most notably, introducing open source hackathons into IETF and MEF, revolutionizing the way these SDOs operate and uniting open source software with open standards to maximize the pace and relevance of both.


September 10, 2020


IETF 108 Hackathon Goes Online!

Check out some of the outstanding presentations from the IETF 108 Online Hackathon.

March 9, 2020


Finding Code for Network Automation Is Easier Than Ever

Use the search capabilities and filters in Code Exchange to find code that matches your needs. Now over 600 repos!

December 17, 2019


IPWAVE – Standardization through IETF Hackathon Project

IPWAVE working group in the IETF Internet area is working on standardized IPv6-based vehicular networking.

December 9, 2019


IETF Hackathon 106 – Five Years of Running Code

Cisco DevNet supports the IETF community as it produces standards that make the internet faster, more secure, and able to meet the demands of ever-increasing uses and users.

August 15, 2019


How Many Words is Running Code Worth?

The IETF Hackathon promotes running code to accelerate the creation of new network protocols that improve the functionality, manageability, and security of the internet.

April 30, 2019


Third Time is a Charm at IETF Hackathon in Prague

IETF veterans work side by side with newcomers, especially developers interested in networking, security, and other IETF technologies.

January 11, 2019


Using Tetration for Application Security and Policy Enforcement

Protecting assets within the enterprise requires the network manager to adopt automated methods of implementing policy on endpoints.

December 17, 2018


IETF 103 Hackathon in Bangkok Jumpstarts Innovation

Just when you thought it could not get any better, the IETF Hackathon reached new heights, not just in number of participants or projects, but in meaningful contributions to the...

November 26, 2018


Syntax Highlighting For Network Engineers on DevNet Code Exchange

Learn how Syntax Highlighting improves code readability to make it easier to derive context from an otherwise monochromatic block of text.