Cisco Live 2023 starts in person on December 5-8, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There is no better place to learn about new trends and technologies. Whether you plan on attending virtually or in person, Cisco Live is a fantastic opportunity for developers to meet with solution experts, elevate your skills, and learn how APIs and automation can help you create customized experiences.

Find the sessions of greatest value to you in the session catalog and register now to join us in Melbourne or online.

Here are just a few of the sessions and hands-on workshops being presented in the DevNet Zone!

DEVWKS-2025: Meraki MX Security: Simplified with Programmability
Tuesday, Dec 5 at 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM AEDT
Presented by Brian Sak, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc, 

Learn how to modify and apply security policies programmatically and query security incidents from firewall appliances. For both NetOps and SecOps engineers.

DEVWKS-2075: Automate Meraki Alerting & Response with Webhooks and AWS Lambda
Tuesday, Dec 5 at 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM AEDT
Presented by Ryan Maclennan, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Learn how to create a webhook to respond to alerts being sent from the Meraki Dashboard, and how to create an AWS Lambda function with an API endpoint to process these events.

DEVWKS-2193: APIs are the new SNMP
Tuesday, Dec 5 at 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM AEDT
Presented by Michael Lipsey, Systems Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Look at some real-world use cases to see how you can leverage APIs and programmability to monitor and alert about conditions in your operation. What if SNMP could monitor your Internet facing VPN presence from each of the ISPs your remote users are coming from and then inform your help desk that one of those ISPs can’t reach your VPN? SNMP can’t do that. But Thousand Eyes can, and its APIs can alert on it!

CISCOU-1791: Maximize the value of every API call: Efficiency with Meraki dashboard API
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM AEDT
Presented by John M. Kuchta, Product Architect, Meraki API & Cloud Platform, Cisco Systems
The focus for the Cisco U session would be on Meraki dashboard API and the guidance is already published, but I would keep the learnings and principles here applicable to REST APIs in general. Anyone attending would leave with a strong understanding of this documentation and the related best practices.

CISCOU-1973: API Hacks: Mass-Scale automation for Catalyst and Meraki networking
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM AEDT
Presented by Nico Darrow, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
The session will cover clever methods, techniques and tools that can significantly improve scale, reliability and functionality of Meraki’s API. These topics will cover both Meraki (all products) and Catalyst Switching (Cat9k) product portfolios.

DEVNET-1681: Sustainability with Meraki Dashboard APIs: A Deep Dive into Energy Management and Optimization
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM AEDT 
Presented by Yuji Terada, Solutions Engineer, Cisco Meraki
Learn skills needed to monitor and manage energy consumption using the powerful tools provided by Meraki MS, MR, and MT. You’ll learn how to strategically create a solution using the MS’s port scheduling feature and MT40s to power devices on and off.

DEVNET-2481:  Meraki APIs in Action: Real-world Use Cases and Best Practice
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM AEDT
Presented by Vasundhra Dewangan, Product Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.

See real-world examples of organizations from various sectors harnessing Meraki APIs to optimize processes, automate tasks, and extract valuable insights. You’ll gain valuable insights into the transformative potential of APIs to inspire your own business growth and customer engagement strategies.

DEVWKS-2026: NetDevOps: Automating Meraki with Ansible
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM AEDT
Presented by Brian Sak, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc.

In this session, we’ll discuss and demonstrate automating deployment and configuration using Ansible with the Meraki Dashboard. Together we’ll build a playbook, walk through several examples using Ansible, and build practical applications the attendees can take back and use with their Meraki deployments.

DEVNET-1646: API design principles and considerations for massive scale
Thursday, Dec 7 at 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM AEDT
John M. Kuchta, Product Architect, Meraki API & Cloud Platform, Cisco Systems
In this session, we will tackle a number of API design principles we have developed and how these designs solve problems for application developers managing data and networks at massive scale.

Participate in-person or online

Plus, there are many more Meraki sessions at Cisco Live Melbourne that will help you skill up and raise your game. Find the sessions of greatest value to you in the session catalog. Whether you’re joining us in-person or online, check out these DevNet Zone technical sessions and register now. Joining the online broadcast plus access to the Cisco Live On‑Demand Library is free!


Patrick Cassidy

Solutions Marketing Manager

Cisco Meraki