How time does fly… It’s hard to believe but Cisco Live US, being held in Orlando, Florida, is only a couple weeks away. The DevNet team has been hard at work getting ready, putting together a robust slate of hands-on workshops and learning labs, interactive demos, and technical sessions. All designed with you in mind. We are tightly focused on providing content that helps you get where you want to go … learn what you need to learn … and connect with the people that can help and inspire you to get there.  Are you going? It’s not too late to register.

Chuck visits the DNZChuck Robbins visits with Jacob Adams, Silvia Spiva, Mandy Whaley,
and me at the DevNet Sandbox Foosball demo in the DevNet Zone

Whether you’re an application developer looking for APIs to integrate innovative functionality into your apps, or a network engineer looking to grow your programming skills for a network automation project, or an IT pro looking to understand how to deploy NetDevOps best practices – I hope you’re planning to come see us in the DevNet Zone, this year located in the World of Solutions area. You can click here to check out the full list of sessions and activities we have for you, but let me take a moment to highlight just a few.

I am proud to join David Goeckeler for the main stage keynote on Tuesday morning at 10:30. I’m going to reveal the top three things you need to do to leverage DevNet for your business and career. Plus, we have some exciting announcements about DevNet and how our community can help you compete with the latest tools and technologies.”

“How do I grow my career? Career growth through career pivots and teamwork” – DEVNET-1895
Monday, June 11, 2:30 – 3:15
Are you interested in making a career pivot or advance? I’ll be hosting a panel to discuss how factors such as individual drive, collaboration, and leadership influence career growth. You’ll hear from people who have been there, and how they made important transitions.

“Putting the ‘I’ in Team: Personal Leadership for Team Performance” – LEAD-1180
Tuesday, June 12, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
I’ll also be sitting down with Andrea Burk (2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup silver medalist for Canada, and expert in leadership and team development) for in informal “fireside” chat to discuss diversity, personal resilience, and building high performing teams.

“Applying Design Thinking to Building Products in Cisco” — DEVNET-1794
Tuesday, June 12, 2:30 – 3:15 pm
In this panel, we will unveil the design thinking principles and practices behind Cisco products. We’ll spotlight how product teams such as Cisco Webex Teams, Cisco DNA, Cisco Meraki and Security use design thinking to create a better developer experience, e.g. APIs design, developer engagement, and more.

“Network Automation: From Concept to Reality” – DEVNET-1295
Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Network programmability, APIs, and DevOps are changing the way you perform network operations. In this session, you’ll hear real world use cases on how actual customers are making the culturally and technically shift away from the CLI for day to day management of their networks.

“The DevNet Playbook: How to Become a Network Champion” – INSDEV-1400
Wednesday, June 13, 12:15 – 12:45 pm
DevNet is more than just a developer resource. It’s your playbook on how to win in a competitive world where technology is constantly evolving. In this session, I will talk about the secret ingredients you can utilize in DevNet to become a network champion and bring your biggest innovation ideas to life.

Interactive Security Challenges
Available all open hours in the DevNet Zone
Like every other area of innovation, security needs to be smart, automated, and pro-active to meet the demands of the business and defend against the growing vectors of attack.
There are several fun and interactive challenges within the DevNet Zone, including one that lets you play with DNA Center. Stop by…give them a try…and win a prize!

DevNet Learning Labs
Available all open hours in the DevNet Zone
Self-paced, hands-on Learning Labs, with experts there to help you, are available for all levels of knowledge, from basics to advanced. Check out the “Start Coding” Learning Lab area where you can learn to code with real-life examples, interact with Webex Devices, Alexa, Cisco UCS Manager, and more. Or the “Lego Connected City” Learning Lab area where you can get hands-on with Cisco Kinetic and Meraki.

What are you looking to learn more about – NetDevOps? Programmability? Meraki? Security? DNA Center?  Get ready to make the most of your CLUS experience, go to developer.cisco.com/ciscolive and follow @ciscodevnet for the latest from Orlando.

I look forward to seeing you in the DevNet Zone.

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Susie Wee


Cisco DevNet Ecosystem Success