• DevNet Zone

    Dive into the DevNet Zone where anyone developing using Cisco technology can get hands-on with every element of the DevNet developer program plus get face-to-face support from the developer teams.

    What is the DevNet Zone?


    It’s the Cisco DevNet developer program brought straight to your door.
    It’s the place to learn, code and get inspired, using the tools, resources and code you need to build innovative, network-enabled solutions.


    Dive into the DevNet Zone at Cisco Live to learn, discover and get hands-on with Cisco and open source SDKs and APIs.

    Who is it for?


    The DevNet Zone is for existing and potential Cisco customers and partners who want to:

    Produce communication-enabled collaboration solutions

    Create network-management solutions, or run their Cisco networks more efficiently

    Develop, manage and deploy microservices applications in the cloud

    Connect, manage or build Internet of Things applications

    Enhance their coding skills, or consult with experts on their existing code

    DevNet Zone Activities

    There will be an assortment of interactive activities and tutorials taking place in the DevNet Zone. This interactive space allows you to dive straight in and play with the SDKs, along with the help of Cisco experts. Activities include:


    Theatre and Classroom Sessions


    Overviews, API Deep Dives, discussion panels and coding tutorials. All free to attend by anyone and taking place in the DevNet Zone Theater and Classroom. Just turn up.


    Mini Workshops


    A free, social and informal way to learn a new skill or try a new technology in groups of 5 or 6, before, after or instead of getting involved in a larger Classroom hands-on session. The DevNet team will lead you through building your first container, learning coding skills, and trying new Cisco APIs. These workshops will be short, friendly and hands-on with the technology.

    Learning Labs


    Get hands-on and start coding. No experience required. The labs are self-paced tutorials covering five technology areas. Do it yourself and call out if you get stuck – a DevNet team member is only a hand wave away.




    See the Cisco teams demonstrating the toolkits and development environments and take a look at integrated solutions developed by partners. It’s all good food- for-thought.

    DevNet Sessions




    The DevNet Zone activities you get involved in will be determined by the technologies you’re interested in developing on. We’ll have sessions, workshops, learning labs and demos on all of the technologies below.


    Once we’ve finalized the activities for the areas below, we’ll publish our full Activity Matrix right here!


    Here’s a taste of what’s to come:


    • Learn how to enhance your application with cloud-based, API-driven, interactive voice and SMS text messaging using the Tropo API.
    • Learn how to integrate, extend and customize Spark experiences to message, have meetings, and call anyone, anywhere, anytime.
    • Code mobile solutions that enable Push-To-Talk communications with Instant Connect (CIC).
    • Use the Interactive Experience Platform (IEP) to develop solutions that bring together interactive applications, rich media, and real-time collaboration.


    Internet of Things (IoT)

    • Learn how to create and deploy a project using the Cisco Connected Mobility Experiences (CMX) API.
    • Code using Flare, IoX/Fog and the IoT Dev Kit to expand your abilities in the world of IoT.
    • Use Big Data Management to analyse, capture, curate, search, share, store, transfer, visualize, and protect your IoT data.


    Network Automation and SDN

    • Learn and explore using our Learning Labs for network related programming with hands-on technical support.
    • Code on Cisco’s SDN Controller API, APIC-EM to add dynamic network functionality to your applications.
    • Install OpenStack within a VM on your own laptop, and use the CLI to view and operate an OpenStack cloud.



    • Learn about using analytics to control application performing by leveraging the Shipped UI to create applications that are cloud native using “elastic” microservices.
    • Code an application for a hybrid cloud with performance, access, and availability in mind using Intercloud Fabric API.
    • Use Cisco Metapod, Cisco’s OpenStack Private Cloud as-a-Service, to manage a public cloud within your data center.


    Analytics & Automation

    • Create usable APIs and publish them on to portals with access control and policy management using Cisco Automation and Integration Platform (AIP)
    • Leverage Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform (EMSP) to create engaging mobile experiences
    • Learn new ways to engage customers on Kiosks and Interactive Displays using the Interactive Experience Platform (IEP)
    • Use Cisco Instant Connect for combining your communications into a single, powerful emergency dispatch



    DevNet Zone access and sessions are included with all pass types (e.g. explorer, full conference and IT Management).


    Register today

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