DevNet Zone

Join the fun and get hands-on with APIs available for your favorite Cisco products! Our learning labs, classes, demos, workshops, panels and more showcase how easily you can become a developer.

What is the DevNet Zone?

We are Cisco’s software developer resource community helping developers and network engineers innovate using Cisco technologies and platforms. Visit us at Cisco Live Orlando. The DevNet Zone is in the World of Solutions and is open to all Cisco Live attendees.

Build Infrastructure with DevNet

Take a DevNet session and get hands-on with additional content!


Code Applications with DevNet

Start basic to advanced coding in our learning lab.


DevNet Partner Village

Integrate and implement solutions from the Cisco partner and developer ecosystem.

Who is it for?

Everyone – no experience required!  You can start from the very basics at the DevNet Zone. From network engineers, software developers, women in tech, beginning coders and more – come see us if you want to learn how APIs can help:

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


Get hands-on learning in the DevNet Zone! Check out our NEW Demos, Session Panels, and Innovation Talk.  Also, make your first REST API call, learn how to get started with Network Programmability, IoT, Security, and more.

DevNet Panels (NEW)

Applying Design Thinking to Building Products in Cisco
In this panel, we will unveil the design thinking principles and practices behind Cisco products and spotlight how product teams such as Spark, DNA, Meraki and Security use design thinking to create a better developer experience, for example e.g. APIs design, developer engagement, and more.

Network Automation: From Concept to Reality
In this session, we will hear about real world use cases on how actual customers have started to think differently about network operations and made a cultural and technical shift to get away from the CLI for day to day management of their networks with network programmability.

How Do I Grow My Career? Career Growth Through Career Pivots and Teamwork
Leadership is as much about the individual’s skill set as it is accomplishing the greater mission of the team. Join Susie Wee and her fellow rockstars for a session to discuss the interconnectivity of individual drive, collaboration, and leadership to influence career growth.

Innovation Talk

The #DevNetEffect – Get the Playbook for Using Cisco’s Newest APIs
New technologies are emerging constantly. Keeping your knowledge and skills fresh can be a challenge. Unless you’re a DevNet member. DevNet has the playbook to help you get started building network innovations today. Join Susie Wee, VP & CTO of DevNet, to learn about the latest technologies, APIs and training resources available on DevNet. Susie will show demos, walk through Sandbox testing opportunities and explain how utilizing Cisco’s Developer ecosystem will make you a network champion for your organization. Plus, Susie will share some exciting news about the DevNet community. Follow her on Twitter @susiewee.

Turning the city of Braga into a Smart City

Get inspired and see how Cisco, IBM and Transportes Urbanos de Braga (TUB) are turning the historic city of Braga, Portugal into a Smart city.


Enabling People

“DevNet is enabling people to use code/programming to do stuff instead of CLI & GUI, and that is very powerful.”


“My 1st #CLUS is in the books. So many cool things and folks! But #DevNet Zone was wow!!”

Highlights of Cisco Live

“One of the highlights of my Cisco Live experience. Very impressed with all speakers.”

More Important than Ever

“#DevNet is more important than ever. You won’t believe these 3 career changing revelations made at #CLUS.”

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