I'm attending Cisco Live this year! This will be my first Cisco Live in five years, so I'm a little nervous. I have memories of being run down by hordes of young men swinging large backpacks. :-) But I also have memories of learning amazing new technologies, getting to know fellow networking nerds, and cool hats!
My first Cisco Live (Networkers) was in Palo Alto in 1995. I think that was the best hat year.*
The Session Catalog - Cisco Live US 2016 this year holds great promise!
I'm most looking forward to:
- A new hat
- Maroon 5
- 13 Smart Ways to Program Your Cisco Network [BRKCRS-3114]
- Containers on Routers and Switches: Run Your Apps and Tools Natively on Cisco Boxes [BRKSDN-2116]
- OpenStack Deployment in the Enterprise and Service Provider [BRKDCT-2367]
- Techniques of a Network Detective [BRKARC-2002]
- Software Defined Network Automation Architectures [BRKDCT-2027]
- Network Transformation and Essential Skills for Next Generation Network Engineers [BRKSPG-1000]
*For a history of Cisco Live hats, see this article by Fryguy: http://www.fryguy.net/2014/03/25/cisco-live-hats-over-the-years.