DevNet Zone

Learn, play 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 using Cisco technologies and platforms.



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 – 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

What Can You Do in the DevNet Zone?

Our interactive space allows you to dive in and play with SDKs, along with the help of our experts.


Activities include:


Theater and Classroom Sessions


Get the big picture of Cisco software platforms and APIs and hear from leading industry experts in our panel discussions. 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


No experience required! Find an open seat and start coding in our self-paced, on-demand, step-by-step tutorials covering a wide range of APIs. We are here to help answer questions!




Learn about our portfolio of APIs and technologies and get answers to your questions.




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


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.”

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.”

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!”

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 would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors