Eric D. Thiel

Global Head of Developer Experience

Cisco DevNet

Eric is the Director of Developer Experience at Cisco DevNet, focused on building and supporting a community of over 650,000 passionate developers and engineers who innovate with Cisco platforms and solutions. His team advocates on behalf of developers to help improve APIs and ensure the best tools and resources, like documentation, learning materials, sample code, labs, and developer support, are available to them. Prior to joining the Cisco DevNet team, Eric spent many years supporting Cisco customers as a Systems Engineer and Customer Solutions Architect, as well as leading programmability strategy for the Enterprise West area. Eric holds two CCIEs in Security and Data Center, a DevNet Professional and is a member of the DevNet 500 and DevNet Class of 2020. He is an active member with the YMCA Adventure Guides, a program created to strengthen the father-child relationship through activities that allow fathers to spend quality one-on-one time with their children. When not out camping with his son, Eric enjoys cruising the streets and local trails on a mountain bike, or enjoying sushi with friends. If you want to hear more about Eric's thoughts on travel and general technology, you can check out his personal blog at https://www.ericthiel.com/


June 10, 2022


Metrics that Matter

7 min read

Beyond "Mean Time to Innocence" (MTTI), these are the most important software metrics you should be tracking.

June 6, 2022


Secure Your Software Supply Chain

6 min read

At any time in the software development process, a project can be attacked. Here are ways to secure the entire software supply chain -- before it's too late.

May 20, 2022


How to Contribute to Open Source and Why

5 min read

Getting involved in the open-source community (especially early in your career) is a smart move for many reasons. When you help others, you almost always get help in return. You can make connections that can last your entire career, helping you down the road in ways you can’t anticipate.

October 28, 2021


10 “Must See” DevNet Create Videos

3 min read

There were sessions for app designers, API creators, and infrastructure operators. For expert coders and for people just starting out. All session videos are now available.

June 7, 2021


Do You Have Valuable Information for Developers?

2 min read

DevNet Create – Cisco’s annual conference for application developers and infrastructure programmers – takes place October 19-21, 2021. Call-for-papers is open June 7th – July 9th.

June 1, 2021


Full-Stack Observability: A Quick Introduction for Networkers

5 min read

You cannot solve the problem if you don’t know where it is. Full-Stack Observability (FSO) solutions centralize and correlate performance analytics, from application to network to cloud and data center.

June 9, 2020


Join DevNet Community Leaders at Cisco Live Digital

2 min read

Listen in as Susie Wee and Mandy Whaley discuss how to empower your team with the automation and software skills needed to build your IT team for the future.