Stuart Clark

Senior Developer Advocate Of Community, AWS

Stuart Clark is a Developer Advocate, author for Cisco Press, and a Cisco Certified DevNet Expert #20220005. Stuart started his career as a hairdresser in 1990, and in 2008 he changed careers to become a network engineer. After cutting his teeth in network operations he moved to network projects and programs. After many years as a network engineer, Stuart became obsessed with network automation and joined Cisco DevNet as a Developer Advocate for network automation. Stuart contributed to the DevNet exams and was one of the SME teams that created, designed, and built the Cisco Certified DevNet Expert. Stuart has presented at over fifty external conferences and is a multi-time Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker covering topics on network automation and methodologies. Stuart lives in Lincoln England with his wife Natalie and their son Maddox, he plays guitar and rocks an impressive two-foot beard whilst drinking coffee.

GitHub: http://github.com/bigevilbeard

Learn more about Stuart's work on his Developer Advocate profile page.


November 22, 2023


Bytes of Delight: Snacking on Snack Minutes Videos

Cisco Designated VIP Stuart Clark reflects on life after earning his CCNA certification, from the importance of lifelong learning and engagement with the Cisco community to the value of short-form learning content like Snack Minutes, which cover emerging topics and reinforce foundational tech concepts.

September 1, 2022


Try the New 8000 Emulator Sandbox for SONiC

A modern, cloud-scale data center network requires resilient server-to-server communication. When faced with a rapid increase in the number of devices on the network, Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) can help in the most demanding cloud networks.

August 18, 2022


First-Class Collaboration and APIs, Delivered by Postman

Join Kevin Swiber, API Lifecycle and Platform Strategist at Postman, on September 8th, 2022 at 10:00am Pacific Time for “How to Manage Complexity Across the API Lifecycle,”  a live online event hosted by the Cisco Developer Relations team!

August 9, 2022


New Learning Labs for NSO Service Development

Learn how NSO services simplify network operations. How they work, and how to develop a template-based service.

July 28, 2022


Why Invest in Cisco SD-WAN Edge Deployments

Learn how investing in deployments at the network edge helps organizations improve operational and business resilience, and achieve better security control.

July 18, 2022


Bridge the Gap Between SD-WAN Technologies and Cloud-native Applications

See how hybrid cloud applications, deployed via Cisco IKS, can leverage the Cloud-Native SD-WAN API to discover and optimize mission critical application flows.

July 13, 2022


Get Hands-on in the Cisco Crosswork Automation Sandbox

See first hand how the Cisco Crosswork Network Automation microservices platform brings together streaming telemetry, big data, and model-driven APIs to enable service providers to quickly deploy intent-driven, closed-loop network operations.

July 11, 2022


Why Your Network Automation Should Shift Left Now

“Shift left” security is moving security to the soonest feasible point in the development process. We look at what it means to combine security concerns with the NetDevOps model to ensure that security is an integral part of the software development life cycle and for network automation.

June 23, 2022


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