Cisco Live 2013 Rocked!

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You know that person in the office that goes on vacation and then insists on showing you all the pictures and telling you all the stories?  Well, buckle up, I am *that* person for this Cisco Live wrap up episode!

My week kicked off with the Empowered Women session on Sunday afternoon and I have to say this was one of my favorite events.  Historically, the number of women at tech conferences is notably low, but this stroke of genius event filled the room with female engineers and reinforced the notion that the number of women in IT is growing, even if at a slower-than-I-would-like pace. Padmasree Warrior, CTO and Strategy Officer, as well as others gave excellent speeches, and I felt practically giddy at being able to sit across the table from other women and talk technical.

Meeting up with my fellow tweeters and bloggers at Cisco Live always makes the week, and this year was no exception.  The Cisco Social Media team, led by Kathleen Mudge did a phenomenal job keeping all us social media addicts happy with comfy sofas, snacks, and timely answers to any questions we came up with along the way.

The sessions and events were also quite excellent and rather than bore you with a long narration, I think it’s a good time to share some photos.

An entire week of technical discussions with fellow nerds, yes please.

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And how about these awesome faces?

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We twitterers even had a shirt this year, obviously I was not a fan of the color.

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There were some pretty amazing speakers, many of them authors as well, here’s one of my personal favorites.

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And intense technical discussions were definitely the order of the day, every day.

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The Customer Appreciation Event at Universal Studios got two thumbs up from this voice guy (and everyone else!)

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By the end of the week, the exhaustion starts to show. But we love it…

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Finally, since this was Ed’s first Cisco Live event, he got to ride in style.

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Wanna read more about Cisco Live 2013?  I recommend these posts as well:

Ethan Banks

Tom Hollingsworth

Greg Ferro

A very special thanks to all of you on twitter who make working in networking just that much more awesome!

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Bonus that will make your day: Members of the Packet Pushers singing Living on a Prayer, you know you want to click this link

Published 7/01/2013

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