If you’re an annual attender of Cisco Live like I am, you might be noticing there’s some pretty cool stuff taking shape for 2016.
This year will be the 5th anniversary of Tom’s Corner – the first ad hoc gathering location for us geeky, twittering engineers*.
Hard to believe, but in 2011 we were just a smallish group of network nerds, some with quite a bit more hair in those days, and of course, the one random photo-bomber guy on the left. Still nobody knows who that guy was…
The amazing amount of talent represented and the camaraderie of the network engineering community is what makes Cisco Live the place to be.
This year I’m also looking forward to witnessing some epic Engineering Deathmatch action. If you aren’t familiar with Engineering Deathmatch you gotta watch this video. You won’t be disappointed.
And if that weren’t enough Cisco Live goodness, I gotta admit I’m pretty excited about hearing Keyser Söze, err Kevin Spacey, speak.
Other useful details for attendees:
- The scheduler will be available on April 26th for NetVets, May 3rd for the rest of us.
- The band this year is Maroon 5, and the CAE is going to be at the shiny new T Mobile Arena
- Newbies to Cisco Live can get a super cool mentor to help them figure the conference thing out, just sign up here
- Tech Field Day will be at Cisco Live this year as well, look for fabulous content from them. If you’re interested in being a delegate for this or any event, apply here
- Awesome blogs to watch for new Cisco Live content and to read past posts for excellent conference advice: @fryguy_pa, @scottm32768, @mrtugs, @net_introvert, @networkingnerd, @someclown, @aconaway, @danieldibswe, @gingmar, Cisco Live Attendee Blogs
- The annual twitter list is out, sign up here!
*Tom’s corner even had it’s own check in on Four Square. In case there was any doubt we were and still are total nerds…