Another Cisco Live went with all its usual new product announcements and marketing drives for the next big thing. This year I have been more busy than usual with meetings with customers and I have not participated in all the technical sessions of previous years. In the end this actually allowed me to pay more attention to the real needs of customers rather than just technology. One of the elements that emerged most frequently was the need for more attention to the quality of the code.
I had the honor and pleasure of being invited again to attend Tech Field Day, this time for an Extra event at Cisco Live Europe in Barcelona. Cisco Live is a week full of product announcements, technical session, (social) networking with fellow network engineers, meetings with colleagues and customers, discussions with Cisco engineers about products and roadmap. This is exhausting and exciting at the same time but it definitely worth the effort.
It’s time for CLEUR again, for the second year in Berlin, that’s 5 years in a row and I still get excited when the date arrives. #CLEUR #CCIE #netvet #ciscochampion #merakimaster pic.twitter.com/IyF883JeYk — Gian Paolo (@gp_ifconfig) February 21, 2017 I won’t repeat many consideration’s I’ve already made last year. This year my main focus was security, I attended many FirePower, AMP and FTD sessions. General routing/switching and wireless are topics I can see in other partner events or learn by myself watching recordings later.
Hi CLEUR! This year, for the fourth year in a row, I’ve attended Cisco Live Europe. I’ve earned the “Netvet” status, that means my name was on the wall before the keynote, ain’t that great? ;-) Aesthetics apart, this year’s event was the biggest I’ve attended so far, twelve thousands people in a huge venue (for European standards) and a lot of sessions available. Here’s my recap of the event.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Cisco Live in Milan. This is my second time at Cisco Live, I’ve been in London last year. Some people still doesn’t know what Cisco Live is. Is it an event for pre-sales? A technical training? A party with free beer for nerds? I can say it is it all and much more. At Cisco Live you have the opportunity to participate in very deep technical sessions, some with hands-on labs, and to talk with the smartest guys in Cisco.
Cisco Live! Europe: I’m in! First time here, the impression is like being in the Willy Wonka chocolate factory with the big difference you can touch everything without disappear. As my job is not focused on a single technology I’m registered to many different sessions, from WiFi to Security, from FCoE to Routing/Switching. A longer review will follow. It’ll be a long week. _ _