Jason Davis

Distinguished Engineer

Cisco Developer Relations

Jason is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco's Developer Relations team. His role is to lead technical strategy in aligning with our developer community in internal and external advocacy. His career has involved providing strategic and tactical consulting for hundreds of customers. Jason's primary expertise areas are in Network Management Systems, Automation & Orchestration, Virtualization, Data Center Operations, Software Defined Networking, Programmability and IoT. Since joining Cisco in 1998, he has been a frequent speaker at Cisco's Networkers and CiscoLive conferences in the US and Europe. Jason is a CiscoLive Distinguished Speaker and was identified as a Hall of Fame speaker in 2020. For the past 13 years he has also been involved in the Cisco Live NOC network setup and monitoring. Jason is a sought-after resource for providing automation, orchestration and programmability insights.


April 17, 2023


CiscoLive! Over the Years – Wireless and CAE Hats!

Wireless networking technology has seen lots of change over the years. Check out 10 years of wireless network stats progression (and Cisco Live customer appreciation event hats). Watch the video.

September 23, 2022


Not a Hard NOC Life for a Developer at CiscoLive!

Are you interested in using your programming, API, database, and visualization skills in a new way with networking, but need product insight to know what’s impactful?... See how we used DevOps fundamentals in the CiscoLive Network Operations Center (NOC).

August 12, 2022


First Code… Then Infrastructure as Code… Now Notes as Code!

When we put that developer hat on as part of our DevOps/SRE or AppDev roles, it’s optimal when we can combine our code development environment (IDE) with a tool we take notes in. Take a look at how the Dendron extension to VS Code allows for hierarchical documentation and note-taking.

June 8, 2022


NOC NOC… Cisco’s Here!

A lot of tech goes into serving an event like Cisco Live, and the DevNet Network Operations Center (NOC) team is ready to show it off. See how using gRPC and NETCONF YANG models allows the team to focus on the instrumentation and telemetry.

April 25, 2022


Policy Management for Enterprise Software Developers and Administrators

Learn how the Open Policy Agent (OPA) helps organizations realize the benefits of standardized authorization policy management, and scale it for the enterprise without having to spend the time and resources building from scratch.

April 25, 2022


Performing Syslog Event Analysis and Forwarding at the Edge. Inside a Container!

Learn how you can leverage more complex filtering and forwarding to optimize bandwidth usage and provide an option to maintain local switch-container copies of event messages.

March 10, 2022


Take a Look at Cisco ThousandEyes for Cloud Developers

Learn about Cisco ThousandEyes, a SaaS solution for monitoring availability, latency, loss, and user experience with your web-based application in a distributed environment.

February 8, 2022


How Cisco Provides World-Class Technology Conference Experiences

See how Cisco uses automation, programmability, Python, InfluxDB, and Grafana to ensure the best client experience at technology conferences like Cisco Live.

January 26, 2022


A Bit of Raspberry Pi from the Holidays

See how I built a set of Raspberry Pis with temperature and humidity sensors, and run a small Python script to read the sensor and push the results to InfluxDB for database retention and graphing.

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