• DevNet Zone

    Learn, plan and get hands on with APIs, learning labs, coding, classes, workshops, product demos and more.

    What is the DevNet Zone?


    The DevNet Zone is Cisco DevNet brought to you live. We are Cisco’s software developer resource and community – helping developers and network engineers learn, code, inspire, and connect so you can innovate on top of Cisco’s technologies and platforms.



    You’ll be able to dive into the DevNet Zone at Cisco Live to learn, discover, and get hands-on with Cisco SDKs and APIs.

    Who is it for?

    Everyone! You don’t have to be a developer to come to the DevNet Zone. From network engineers, software developers, women in tech, beginning coders and more – come see us if you want to:

    Orchestrate a unified policy across your network

    Leverage automation and analytics to make services easier to deploy and maintain

    Discover open, programmable interfaces to tap into the intelligence of your network

    Create communications-enabled Cloud collaboration or Contact Center solutions

    Connect, manage, or build Internet of Things applications

    Develop, deploy, and manage microservices applications in the Cloud

    Learn about DevNet! From our tools to resources to communities of interest and how to start coding


    No experience required! Grab an open seat and dig into our self-paced, on-demand, step-by-step tutorials covering a wide range of APIs. Our experts are here to answer questions. Our interactive space allows you to dive straight in and play with SDKs, along with the help of our experts.


    Activities include:




    Join us for a session in the DevNet main theatre to get the big picture of Cisco software platforms and APIs, listen to panel discussions, and hear directly from expert speakers. Then sign up for a classroom session or hands-on workshop to learn more.



    Instructor-led, small group (approximately 6 seats) workshops that guide you in a hands-on experience using an API or tool.  Each seat has a pre-configured laptop ready to use. Get there early to get a seat, it’s first-come, first-served.




    No experience required! Grab an open seat and dig into our self-paced, on-demand, step-by-step tutorials covering a wide rang of APIs. Our experts are here to answer questions.




    Demos are where you can learn and ask your questions directly to the experts about Cisco’s portfolio of APIs and technology.  We’ll even be showcasing working projects from our DevNet Creations group.




    We have a lot of fun activities in the works, come for fun, beer and more! Stay tuned for details.

    Innovation Talk

    Unleash Your Geek with DevNet – Everyone is a Developer in Today’s Innovation-Driven Economy with Susie Wee


    Valuable for Network Engineers

    “The incredible level of patience of the staff in explaining concepts that other development conferences may lack. I look forward to the coming of Network Engineer 2.0 I believe this event ushered in.”
    – Cisco Live Las Vegas 2016 Attendee

    Self-Paced Labs a Huge Value

    “The self paced labs were a huge value because I was able to experience the required future skills of a network engineer first hand. I clearly understand where my knowledge gap is and what I need to do to further my career in the network space.”
    – Cisco Live Las Vegas 2016 Attendee

    Ability to Interact was Exciting

    “It took my imagination to new heights! Love talking with Cisco innovating engineers and learning what awesome technologies and opportunities await!”
    – Cisco Live Las Vegas 2016 Attendee

    Great Experience

    “The whole DevNet Zone was great. It was my first Cisco Live and I did not realize the potential benefits initially in DevNet. After spending some time there, I was able to play with the VIRL software, see APIC-EM functionality and meet key folks within Cisco that are building the automation and orchestration pieces for our next generation.”
    – Cisco Live Las Vegas 2016 Attendee

    Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

    diamond sponsors

    emerald sponsors