Developer Community at Cisco Live Latin America

November 2, 2017 - 17 Comments

The time has come again for the biggest Technology conference in Latin America: #CiscoLiveLA.  This will be my third year making the trip to Cancun.  Previously, I spread the word and highlighted the real-life scenarios and wins made possible by the #dCloud team.  This year, I am representing #DevNet.

The pressure is on.

As a Community Manager, this is my busiest #CiscoLive.  Why?

  • Because everyone who gets to go to Cancun does at least double-duty.
  • Because relationships in Latin culture are long-lasting and meaningful.
  • Because these are my people.

So, here’s my list of everything I’m going to try to showcase for you via Social Media.  Join me in my heroic efforts to try to cover all things #DevNet at #CiscoLiveLA!

Cisco DevNet Latin America CiscoLiveLA


Joe Kearns Sandbox Cisco DevNetWe are still celebrating our Team being recognized with the prestigious Pioneer Award.  How did the #DevNet #Sandbox team win Cisco’s most important prize for engineering innovation?  Come to the DevNet Zone for a demo by Joe Kearns.  This is your playground, too!



Silvia_Spiva_and_Cindy_Goodwin-Sak-WomenInTech_Cisco_DevNet_Systems_EngineersFollow our meeting with our dear Cisco Partners, as we devote a full day to innovation and agility. Cindy Goodwin-Sak will answer the question: “Can big companies innovate?” We will cover her presentation Creating Capacity for Innovation. Then, we will treat the audience to an exercise in Network Programmability and App Development, as we showcase the tools available to them (and you) through SolutionsPlus, presented by Gerardo Chaves.



Mike Koons Systems Engineering at Cisco Who better to tell us about the importance of coding skills for networking experts than the person who leads Cisco’s world-class Systems Engineers?

Mike Koons will deliver the Technical Keynote on Tuesday, and give you an update on the innovations born from the #CiscoSE Team.



Cisco_do_Brasil-Flavio_CorreaThat’s right: we’re going to speak Portuguese in Mexico, as we welcome and feature our brothers and sisters from Cisco do Brasil!  Come to the DevNet Zone to hear directly from one of Cisco’s top Systems Engineering leaders in the world: Flavio Correa.

Stick around and share your expertise with us! Our friend Julia Funchal Tigevisk will be conducting interviews and recording customer stories.  Visit the DevNet Zone, ask questions, and give us your feedback on the spot.




Wait…isn’t that our main hashtag for the entire company.  Yes, it is!  And on Wednesday, @Cisco is letting us take over their Snapchat account! We’ll bring you surprises LIVE from the DevNet Zone.  If you’re in Cancun, make sure to visit us!




Ok, so our friends Mia and Susie won’t be in Cancun this year, but I will be in attendance at the annual Cisco Empowered Women’s Network meeting, to inspire and get inspired by everyone there. As Latinas, we share a rich tradition of feminine power.  It is always energizing to spend quality time with my sisters.



Not in Cancun? Well, you can still learn a lot about Network Programmability, and maybe even make progress on your Cisco Certifications.  Tune in to the events and recordings hosted on The Cisco Learning Network.

In any case, you can reach us any time, from any time zone or part of the world, by using the hashtag #DevNet on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.  Make sure you’ve registered with DevNet, and tell your friends!


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  1. Very excited for all the developer resources that the DevNet team has put together! Can't wait to hear the feedback from the Cisco Live audience!

  2. Be sure to check out Silvia's takeover of Cisco's Snapchat this Wednesday by following @CiscoSnap. It's going to be GREAT!

  3. To our Spanish speaking community seeking education through #CiscoLearningNetwork, we hope you'll find the sessions interesting.

    Make sure to visit the amazing DevNet Zone if you are at the event. Our Events Team works really hard to make it a great success every time.
    Good luck to the DevNet team heading to Cancun to represent Cisco in the best way at CiscoLive LA!

  4. I am part of the DevNet SolutionsPlus program, which is bringing a rich ecosystem of ISV’s to the Cisco Global Price List.
    We are working closely with partners/developer that are leveraging DevNet API’s and creating innovative solutions. DevNet Solutions Plus opens up huge market for our ISV’s.

    For more information on DevNet SolutionsPlus:
    This site is for partners with Cisco CCO ID:
    Or visit

  5. We have an experimental site for DevNet portal that supports Spanish content, if your browser is set with Spanish as preferred language it should render using that language. Please have a look at:

  6. You can't innovate without automation and programmability and DevNet is where it's at to learn how! Can't wait to see you there!

  7. Have a great DevNet Zone in Cancun! Go team DevNet!

  8. 3rd year for Cisco Live LA – each year just gets better and better. DevNet brand is starting to get known, attendee's love the technical sessions and having Spanish Proctors helping people understand my Kiwi is going to an great help!!
    New Learning Labs – if you have done them before, drop in we have new and fun ones that have never been seen before.
    Going to be a great week – Lets Go Live'ers

  9. Looking forward to presenting with you in the third iteration of the DevOps forum for partners at Cisco Live Cancun. The Latin America region has such a rich pool of talent when it comes to software development and attracting that talent to help customers automate their networks is something we can do much much better hand in hand with our awesome partners!!!

  10. I've been a Cisco Live LATAM speaker for sometime now, but this will be my first DevNet Session in CL. Since CL this year theme is about superheroes, I will use a quote often attributed to one of them that says "With great power comes great responsibility" and this is how I feel. Thanks DevNet team to empower CiscoSEs in this journey! Looking forward to meet you all next week in Cancun!

  11. Woot! I'm headed down next week to my very FIRST CiscoLiveLA and I can't wait. It's going to be a great week.

  12. So excited and looking forward to see all of that!!!

  13. You did such a great job promoting #dCloud – I hope the #DEVNET people realize how lucky they are! Don't forget to tell them that dCloud hit the 500,000 demo mark! Have a great time, I wish I was there. 🙂

  14. With DevNet Express events having happened in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru in the last 12 months, we just love the energy of developers within Latin America. And ssshhh .. we've chosen Brazil as the place to trial our very first DevNet Express for Software Developers (focusing on Cloud Collaboration), so watch this space!

  15. Thanks for the reminder Silvia! Really looking forward to the event this year and all the new technologies that will be presented at #CiscoLiveLA.

    See you all in Cancun!

  16. So much information, so many activities. From nossos amigos do Brasil falando acerca de seus desenvolvimentos to great leaders like Cindy (which is definitely a goal to meet while at Cancun). I am really excited about this Cisco Live. As you said this is our people. Cancún has a different vibe, more about those long lasting relationships that I appreciate so much (like meeting you in person last year). Glad I am able to make the trip this time as well and always happy to learn so much from great thought leaders like Mike Koons and Max Tremp.

    • Jose, I'm super excited to meet you there as well! Thank you so much for your incredible partnership.