Thirty years after the standardization of SNMP, the network faces a whole new order of operational challenges. The future of networking belongs to those who can master the tools of automation for configuration and monitoring. To help you get started, this session focuses on router-based data models, protocols and APIs that enable automation. We�ll go from NETCONF/YANG to REST/JSON-RPC to new paradigms for monitoring. Each of these will be described in depth, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Live and recorded demos, using Python and open source tooling where applicable, will occur frequently to stave off the mind-numbing boredom typically associated with APIs and automation. The Force will be with you!