As you know, Cisco Live 2019 is right around the corner (June 9 through June 13)… and you are likely packing your bags for San Diego and solidifying your event + session schedule. Well ok, you’re more like us and packing the few hours before your flight.

Are you a network engineer, woman in tech, beginner coder, software developer – or just a huge Cisco fan? Be sure to make time on your schedule to visit the DevNet Zone, where you can get hands-on with APIs available for your most beloved Cisco products.

The DevNet Zone at Cisco Live will feature learning labs, classes, workshops and the chance to play some super fun games along the way, like “Surf the Demos with Devvie,” and a “Backpack Challenge” where you can win a backpack loaded with cool stuff.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert – we’ll have something that will be right up your alley. Check out the full agenda of workshops, sessions waiting for you in the DevNet Zone. Seating is first come, first serve – and we’re sure they’ll fill up fast! So be sure to put these on your calendar!

What’s a “DevNet Zone Takeover?”

DevNet Zone Takeovers are 45 minute sessions during which you can focus in on a specific Cisco technology, see demos, and get your questions answered by experts from the product business units.

Here’s the Takeover schedule:

Monday, June 10

04:00 PM – 04:45 PM | SDCC – Sails Pavilion, DevNet Theater

Get the best of both cloud worlds: Develop Anywhere, Deploy Anywhere


With Debojyoti Dutta, DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.ENGINEERING, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Session Takeaway: See how Cisco is helping customers leverage cloud native development capabilities on premises and in public clouds. Learn more about how Cisco’s cloud software makes it easier for you to connect, protect and consume applications and services from the leading SaaS and public cloud providers.

Tuesday, June 11

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | SDCC – Sails Pavilion, DevNet Theater

ACI Anywhere


With Srinivas Kotamraju, DIRECTOR.PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Session Takeaway: ACI Anywhere enables customers to deploy scalable multi-cloud networks with a consistent policy model. In this session, we will discuss the vision and core components necessary for enabling ACI Anywhere. Customers can realize the advantages of multi-cloud architectures by seamlessly extending ACI Anywhere.

Tuesday, June 11

04:00 PM – 04:45 PM | SDCC – Sails Pavilion, DevNet Theater

Powerful network automation with Meraki APIs


With Matthew J Denapoli, ENGINEER.CUSTOM APPLICATION, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Session Takeaway: Get a first-hand look at how customers, partners and system integrators are embracing Meraki cloud APIs to fully streamline provisioning, automate workflows at a high velocity, quality and scale. We’ll also feature live examples of powerful workstreams built on top of the Meraki platform as part of the IT Service Management (ITSM) lifecycle.

Wednesday, June 12

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | SDCC – Sails Pavilion, DevNet Theater

IoT and DevNet, a true love story


With Mirko Graebel, MANAGER.TECHNICAL MARKETING, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Session Takeaway: You’ll learn how the IoT group and DevNet team up to help you bring IoT solutions to life. This session will give you an overview on how to get started – whether you’re looking to run your own applications on our Edge Compute portfolio, use our Kinetic platform to extract, compute and move data from sensors to applications or you want to manage our IoT gateways from the cloud.

Wednesday, June 12

04:00 PM – 04:45 PM | SDCC – Sails Pavilion, DevNet Theater

Whirlwind Tour of Cisco DNA Center for Managing Network Intent



Session Takeaway: Cisco DNA Center open platform places an incredible amount of power in your hands. Using these APIs, you can write programs that adjust the network in real-time to support your business needs. Join this session to explore what’s possible and check out some practical use cases.


Once you’ve added these to your schedule, be sure to visit our DevNet Zone webpage for more information on Must Attend Sessions, DevNet Panels, Meet the Developer, the Start Now beginning coding classroom, and a whole lot more.

Oh, and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen – see you in San Diego!


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Ana Nennig

Solutions Marketing Manager, Ecosystem + Developers

Cisco Meraki