We’ve grown DevNet over the last 3 years and, thanks to you, we have had tremendous success together. We feel that it’s now time to work with the broader developer community to drive an important industry transformation in front of us: how modern applications and modern infrastructure can work better together to help society and transform lives. We want to do this in a way that brings together an ecosystem of application developers, infrastructure engineers, designers, technologists, and DevOps and IT professionals from across the industry.

To achieve this goal, I am very excited to announce that we are launching a new developer conference called DevNet Create. It will be held in San Francisco on May 23-24, 2017. https://devnetcreate.io/2017

(Update: NEW DATE! We moved the date to May 23-24 to make sure we don’t take audience away from Google I/O. Okay okay- maybe it’s the other way around 🙂 . We hope that some of the I/O app devs and devops audience will spend the weekend in San Francisco and join us at DevNet Create the following week!)

Applications meet InfrastructureDevNet Create developer conference in San Francisco May 2017

Traditionally, application development and infrastructure development live separately, and applications ride on the infrastructure through a wall of virtualization. There has been tremendous progress in each domain. The world of modern applications has transformed our lives in every way possible. They’ve changed how we work, how we find information, how we collaborate, how we manufacture, and even how we shop, drive, and raise our kids. Underneath these applications is an infrastructure that provides unprecedented levels of connectivity, computation, and capabilities.

We’re now at the stage where applications and infrastructure come together. Applications are not just connecting people and data, but also the Internet of Things. User experiences are integrating these applications into our daily lives. Infrastructure is not only providing connectivity and computation, but also providing new capabilities such as indoor location, real-time voice and video, and streaming analytics. Emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality and drones will have big impact on society. Developer tools and DevOps models are empowering developers to write applications and microservices and deploy them to the world on a cloud and container-based infrastructure.

The world where applications meet infrastructure holds great promise but is still in its infancy. It needs the world’s greatest minds and practitioners to come together to reach its full potential. We hope you will join us at DevNet Create and make this your forum for discussing and solving these problems. We even welcome your input on how to design DevNet Create to make it valuable for you.

DevNet Create developer conference topics San Francisco May 2017

You are Invited!

We invite you to submit papers, workshops, learning labs, and birds of a feather discussion topics to DevNet Create. Keep visiting our DevNet Create site, as we will update it regularly with new information on speakers and topics. Also, join our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated and give us your input. I look forward to working with you in the weeks and months to come!

I’d love to hear from you:

  • What are your biggest challenges in developing modern applications and in bringing applications and infrastructure together?
  • How can we make DevNet Create valuable to you?


DevNet Create developer conference



Susie Wee


Cisco DevNet Ecosystem Success