DuAn Lightfoot

Content Developer Engineer


Du’An Lightfoot is an Air Force veteran and DevNet Content Developer Engineer at Cisco. He has 10+ years of designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise network environments. Over the last 2 years he has been focused on everything Network Automation and DevOps. Today his goal is to create something greater than himself. He is currently giving back the knowledge he has obtained throughout his career through his YouTube channel, and by working with local organizations to help those that often are left behind in tech.


October 12, 2021


Start Now to Build a Foundation in Automation

The "Start Now Channel" at DevNet Create is loaded with great sessions that will introduce you to tools and tips for a successful journey in network programming or application development with Cisco.

August 9, 2021


“Start Now Series” Helps You Learn Cisco Technologies and APIs

Get help finding your path for taking your skills to the next level. The series will include videos, live coding sessions, and live Cisco DevNet Chats.

July 12, 2021


So, You Just Passed the DevNet Associates Exam. Now What?

Here are examples of ways to put your new skills to work; problems you can solve with automation; open-source projects you may want to engage in, and opportunities for continued learning.

June 10, 2021


How to Simplify Container Automation: Intro to Cloud Native Buildpacks

Here's one way DevNet supports App developer's NetDevOps journey -- Learn how buildpacks have everything app devs need to containerize their apps by executing one command.

March 3, 2021


Cisco Live 2021 is for Engineers of the Future

Registration for Cisco Live 2021 sessions is open. Don't miss the panel discussion called “Cisco Certified Professionals: Engineers of the Future."

January 13, 2021


These 5 Learning Labs will Kick Start Your Network Automation Skills

Free learning tracks and free access to Cisco platforms like ACI, NX-OS, and Meraki in the developer sandboxes are what you need to get started.

December 2, 2020


How I Got Started with Network Automation

Organizations need to expand and extend their networks, resources and services rapidly and at scale. Hear about one network engineer's journey into network automation, learning to use tools like Python, Postman, and Ansible.