DevNet Zone

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

What is the DevNet Zone?

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



Take a coding class, dig into Network Programmability and more! Register for a classroom sessions, 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. Don’t forget to try our mini-hacks and dig into the DevNet Sandbox demo.



Get inspired in our innovative panel discussions and in our co-creation 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. And don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour!

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

Innovation: The Rise of the Network-Powered Developer
Susie Wee
VP & CTO, DevNet, Cisco

Join Susie Wee as she shares some of these exciting innovations and learn the art of the possible where infrastructure meets apps.

Join our Spark space


Dig into learning in the DevNet Zone! Make your first REST API call, learn how to get started with Network Programmability, IoT, Security, and more.


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New DevNet Panels

Strategies for Delivering Efficient & Data-Aware IoT Applications
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Join Cisco IoT executives as they discuss challenges, and how Cisco technologies are being used as a platform for innovations that are driving this digital transformation.

The Opportunity Project: Expanding Economic Opportunity Through Open Data
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 4:00 – 4:45
Learn how federal agencies are engaging developers and technologists to use open data and solve critical problems for the public, through The Opportunity Project, developer hubs, open APIs, and more – join us for exciting lightning talks!

Applying Design Thinking to Building Products in Cisco
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Learn about design thinking! It’s one of the important ingredients to goes into our products and services. Design thinking goes beyond design function, and can be employed by any business or function to achieve extraordinary results. At Cisco, we make great products and services.

Cisco CTOs Discuss APIs and the Future of IoT, Networking, Security, Cloud, and Collaboration
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Join Cisco CTOs as they discuss the direction Cisco is taking with technologies that enable IT and application developers to work together to innovate and drive change across industries and cultures.

Cisco Partners & DevOps – Partner Expert Panel Discussion
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Provides an opportunity to explore how other Cisco Partners facilitate the blending of DevOps and NetOps.

New DevNet Sessions

DevNet Women in Tech Workshop – Intro to IoT
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 – 11:00 am
The Cisco DevNet Women in Tech community is again bringing a hands-on coding workshop to Cisco Live Las Vegas using Cisco DevIoT and DIY electronics Arduino kit.

How to be a Network Engineer in a Programmable Age
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Come join the evolution of the Network Engineer with open eyes in DevNet and learn how to jumpstart your own transformation!

A Cisco’s Open Device Programmability Strategy – An Open Discussion
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 11:00 – 11:45 am
This session will focus on the open, model-driven, programmable interfaces available across Cisco’s network elements.

DevNet Workshop – The Developer Landscape
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 11:00 – 11:45 am or Wednesday, June 28, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
This session will cover the various tools and services that you might encounter when crafting your solutions.

IoT 203 : Deploying IOx Applications
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 – 10:45 am
In this session you will expand your understanding of IOx and learn how to deploy and manage IOx applications across a group of edge devices.

Recommended Learning Path

Enhance your networking skills through foundational networking knowledge which allows you to use your software skills to develop network applications in programmable environments.


The DevNet Zone experience is fun, technical and inspirational. Wherever you are in your developer journey we have something for you. Challenge yourself, and we have many ways that you can experience the DevNet Zone journey.

DevNet Tweet-Up

Live #CiscoChat on Twitter! Join our live chat taking place Sunday, June 25th at 4pm PDT. Search on #CiscoChat in Twitter and click Latest to contribute and follow along.


New this year! Try one of our mini-hacks where we give you a problem to solve and you code away!


What not dig into coding and make a REST API call? Come learn about Git, Python, NETCONF, RESTCONF & YANG, Cisco Spark, Tropo, Security, IoT, and much more in our 45-minute classroom sessions.

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Deep Dive into Demos & Co-Creations

Our solution demos feature exciting solutions from Cisco and from our Co-Creation partners.

The innovative and inspiring solutions have been built on top of Cisco’s technology using our developer tools, platforms, services, and APIs. Below are just a few of the demos you’ll find in the DevNet Zone:

  • Connect Cisco hardware and software with Flow
  • Cisco Dash: Facilitate deployment and operations across controllers with one tool
  • GIMME360° & Cisco Retail: Integrate AR and Cisco Spark while shopping and you can see products and get real-time information before you buy.
  • Nectar: Determine where a device is connected with Cisco’s APIC-EM’s restful API and more!
  • SmartCity IoT Platform with AnX: View a live IOT-based SmartCity proof of concept experiment by Cisco and the City of Paris!
  • VIRL: See how VIRL can be integrated into a NetOps tool-chain to automatically validate changes to critical network configurations.

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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.

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Transform Your Business with DevNet

Get inspired and learn how Altus Consulting used DevNet to develop software that integrated with Cisco hardware.


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:

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