The search for sustainable technology solutions has become a growing concern for developers. In support of this effort, the Cisco DevNet team is hosting Developer Sustainability Week, an online event that coincides with the celebration of Earth Day. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a tech enthusiast eager to contribute to a greener planet, this is your chance to be part of the change.

Developers are playing a major role in crafting solutions that not only drive innovation but also foster environmental responsibility. As Cisco continues to emphasize sustainability in its product offerings and operations, developers have a unique opportunity to contribute to these efforts through energy-conscious programming and responsible coding practices.

The developer’s role in a greener future

Developer Sustainability Week for Green Coding

Developers can optimize software for Cisco devices to reduce their energy consumption. By writing efficient code, developers can minimize the processing power required to perform tasks, thereby lowering the energy demands of the hardware. This not only prolongs the life of the device but also translates into reduced electricity usage, which is beneficial for both the environment and the end-user’s utility costs.

Organizations like the Green Software Foundation and Open Sustainable Technology share best practices and open-source projects to help developers with their sustainability efforts. Cisco DevNet also has sustainability projects and code posted on DevNet Code Exchange.

Developer Sustainability Week: What to expect

As Earth Day approaches, remember that it’s not just a day but a milestone in environmental awareness that has been acknowledged since 1970. Cisco DevNet invites you to join a series of engaging online events and content throughout the week.

Kick off the week by exploring a new episode of DevOps Shop focusing on how DevOps practitioners can use code optimization, automation, and green coding techniques to help the environment. Tune in to the DevOps Shop playlist on April 22 on the Cisco DevNet YouTube channel. Be on the lookout for even more sustainability-related content throughout the week!

Energy Management and Sustainability Webinar on April 23

On Tuesday, April 23, Adrian Iliesiu will host a webinar that explores the vital role of programming in energy management for Cisco Catalyst systems, including SD-WAN and IOS-XE. If you are a developer, network engineer, or sustainability advocate interested in energy efficiency and reducing the ecological footprint of network infrastructures, this free session is for you!

Register for the free webinar:  Green your Network: See how to program Cisco Catalyst systems for power savings with Adrian Iliesiu

Energy Management and Sustainability Workshop April 25

On Thursday, April 25, a hands-on coding workshop, led by Jeremy Cohoe and Story DeWeese, will guide participants through for coding for energy management on Cisco Catalyst products. As a bring-your-own-hardware (BYOH) event, you can apply this learning on your own devices. In this free workshop, you will get experience in coding for energy management on Cisco Catalyst products and learn coding practices that can be immediately applied to your own hardware for instant sustainability gains.

Register for the free workshop:  Power Up Savings: Cisco Catalyst Energy Management with Jeremy Cohoe & Story DeWeese

A call for sustainable coding

Please join us for the events during Developer Sustainability Week. However, this week is more than just a series of events—it’s a community-driven initiative that empowers you to make a tangible impact on our planet through technology. Join us in this important effort to ensure a sustainable future, one line of code at a time.



Paul Zimmerman


DevNet Developer Advocacy