DevNet Create Conference Inspires Developers to Connect


DevNet, Cisco’s developers program and community, held its second annual conference DevNet Create at the Computer History Museum on April 10 and 11th. Developers from across the globe joined other engineers to listen to keynotes, participate in workshops, and to learn about DevNet’s latest developments.

In the first track, called Workshops and Tech Talks, developers got to learn and work through topics like IoT, mobile, edge and cloud computing, UX and design, and developer operations. The conference also held a brand new track called Camp Create, where developers spent two days working on real world solutions. Teams from this Camp broke off into groups to create demonstration-ready projects for industries like smart cities, retail, or education.

DevNet CTO, VP and co-founder Susie Wee started the conference off with a keynote that brought innovators to the stage like Product Management, Google Kubernetes Engine Allan Naim and VP, Product Management of Cisco Meraki Raj Krishna.

“Our mission at DevNet is to drive industry and tech transformation on Cisco platforms,” says Wee, “We want to make innovation easy and make DevNet developers successful in their business and careers.”

Naim and Wee spoke about how Google and Cisco are working together to enable multicloudenvironments.

“Hybrid is real but it’s hard,” says Naim, “The explosive adoption right now in cloud native development means that different customers have different requirements. Google and Cisco complement each other well—Cisco provides customers with a single support model, and Google provides expertise in open source cloud innovation.  It’s a win-win for customers, a win for Google, a win for Cisco.”

Krishna spoke about how Cisco Meraki is invested in seeding the ecosystem. He announced that the company would give away Meraki switches at the event as a way to help developers experiment.

In terms of what’s coming up next for DevNet, Wee announced three new programs to look forward to— DevNet Developer Site, DevNet Code Exchange, and DevNet Ecosystem Exchange.

DevNet’s hopes for DevNet Create’s attendees were to learn, code, inspire, and connect.

“You can connect with us at DevNet and with each other,” says Wee, “Share your inspirations and aspirations with us as well. By working together, we can change the world.”




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