DevNet Zone

Come learn, play, and get hands-on with APIs in our learning labs, coding classes, workshops, demos, and more.

What is the DevNet Zone?

The DevNet Zone is Cisco’s software developer resource and community brought to you live! We help developers and network engineers innovate using Cisco technologies and platforms.


Dive into the DevNet Zone to learn, code, get inspired, and connect – and discover what you can do with Cisco SDKs and APIs. Find all DevNet sessions here.



Take a coding class, dig into Network Programmability and more! Register for a classroom session, walk up to a demo, attend a panel, or sign up for a hands-on workshop.



Grab an open seat and start coding in our Learning Labs – our experts are standing by to help. Dig into the DevNet Sandbox demo and come hack, defend and win by playing the Blackhat Whitehat Challenge. Find details in our DevNet Zone Activity Guide!



Get inspired in our innovative panel discussions and in our partner, product, and solution demos!



The heart and soul of DevNet is our community. Everyone is here to help, join a community of interest and connect with us on-site. Join us for the DevNet Women in Tech reception on Monday!

Who is it for?

Everyone – no experience required! 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

Develop, deploy, and manage microservices applications in the Cloud

Connect, manage, or build Internet of Things applications

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

Thought Leadership

Rise of the Network APIs

Wednesday, January 31

15:20 – 16:00

Susie Wee, Vice President & CTO, DevNet

DevNet Panels

Join us for our panels that take place in the DevNet Zone! Learn from leading industry experts and ask your questions to our Cisco moderators.


Applying Design Thinking to Building Products


Come to the DevNet Zone Theater on Tuesday at 14:00 (DEVNET-1794) to hear from a panel of experts how Cisco product teams are using design thinking to create better developer experiences. Experts will share design thinking principles, best practices, processes, and tools that you can use to get started implementing design thinking in your product innovations.


European DevNet Pros Panel


Join us on Thursday at 14:00 in the DevNet Zone Theater (DEVNET-2399) to hear directly from Startups, Partners, and Sales Engineers who have engaged with DevNet and Cisco APIs and why you need to! Come ask your questions and learn about their on-boarding experience with these APIs and the many benefits it has brought to their company, people, and business overall.

What Can You Do?

No experience required! Our interactive space allows you to dive straight in and play with APIs and SDKs, along with the help of our experts. Activities include:


Theatre and Classroom Sessions

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.


Hands-on Workshops

Instructor-led, small group 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.


Learning Labs

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.



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 our working projects on topics such as Design Thinking and DevNet Creations.


Metsi Technologies
Every aspect of business is changing. This change has added complexity, making provisioning of required resources as well as accelerating products to market more difficult. Your business needs a new approach to service delivery: one designed to increase the productivity of all teams and get products to market more quickly. This new delivery approach is known as IT as a service (ITaaS), which It allows IT professionals to define, offer, and deliver services based on business requirements, not technology silos. Come learn more about Metsi and our Cisco powered solutions with API Integration supported by DevNet.


The data center is the core of your IT. You need it to run smoothly and independently so you can focus on the rest of your business. netnuvem offers custom software solutions to automate routine events, fix problems as they happen, or avoid them all together. netnuvem custom software solutions and automation services gives you the ability to automate tasks across servers, networks, databases, and applications while streamlining your networks, prevent outages and improve efficiency and productivity – in both the traditional data center and in the cloud. Come learn more about netnuvem and how you can use Cisco APIs and SDKs with your HR and IT workflows to improve productivity.



Come hack, defend and win by playing the Blackhat Whitehat Challenge. Find details in our DevNet Zone Activity Guide. We have a lot of fun activities in the works!


Valuable for Network Engineers

“I don't have the words to express how much the Cisco DevNet Sandbox has meant to my productivity over the past few weeks and Cisco Live Berlin got me started on my way.”

Spot On Sessions

“After seeing the cool demos from @CiscoDevnet I want to be a coder too!”

Learning New Concepts and Joining Communities

“DevNet is outstanding - the people, always so approachable, knowledgeable and forthcoming with information.”

Great Experience

“Being able to discuss ideas and concepts with the Developer Evangelists, it really helped me get started into the new world of SDN and network programmability.”