Stuart Clark

Network Automation Developer

DevNet UK

Stuart is a Network Automation Developer for Cisco Devnet. He has work for Cisco for over eight years designing, building and troubleshooting Cisco’s Security Cloud network with a strong focus on BGP, peering and coffee.

In the last few years his focus moved to network automation, spending more time on writing code for network automation at scale and moving networking towards a DevOps methodology.

GitHub: http://github.com/bigevilbeard


September 13, 2018


Plan, Test, Deploy: The Best Ways to Prevent Network Outages

New CI/CD tools help you ensure that changes to the network changes have a much higher rate of success.

August 28, 2018


New XR Programmability Learning Labs and Sandbox Let You Explore

New IOS XR programmability sandbox and learning labs make it simple to get started and offer a flexible platform you can build on.

July 16, 2018


Python Scripting APIs in Cisco DNA Center Let You Improve Effectiveness

See how you can use the DNA Center APIs in a Python script to get information on all of the network devices the DNCA controller knows about and all of their attributes.

May 30, 2018


Exploring Nornir, the Python Automation Framework

In Norse mythology, Nornir spun the threads of fate that connected all beings. In a network environment, Nornir lets you keep track of your device inventory and run tasks against all devices handling data.

April 25, 2018


Render your first network configuration template using Python and Jinja2

Using Python and Jinja2 to automate network configuration templates is a really useful way to simplify the repetitive tasks network engineers face on a daily basis.

April 9, 2018


Csilla Bessenyei Discusses Network Automation and Personal Gain

There is no question that network engineering and operation is being transformed as we speak. Anything new you learn is an investment in yourself.

February 13, 2018


Continuous Integration and Deployment for the Network

CI/CD will change the network dramatically. It will make the changes more productive and lead to more established and better networks.

February 9, 2018


How Sharing Automation Scripts Helps More Teams Take Advantage of the Network

See how you can safely collaborate with other teams to help them improve throughput, increases workflows, and speed up project delivery.

January 18, 2018


Beginning the Adventure at Cisco Devnet

This month I started as a member of the Cisco DevNet team as a Network Automation Developer!!! I will be contributing now to Cisco DevNet learning labs, blogging, and working with all things network automation at Cisco. A bit of history about me to start with here. I have been a network engineer for just […]