It’s been a very busy month or so. June is always like that, it seems. There’s ARRL Field Day, which is always the last rainy weekend in June. This year, Cisco Live was in June, and that typically includes Tech…
Put it on your calendar. Cisco Live US is June 25 – 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. This is the largest conference I go to every year, and it’s the highlight of my professional year. I’ve been going for a…
Check out this advisory from Cisco that came out a couple days ago. I’ll summarize for you : Thanks to a faulty clock signal component, certain Cisco devices will stop functioning after about 18 months and become really expensive bricks! If you read through it, you see phrases like “we expect product failures” and “is not recoverable.”
Yes, really. QoS has actually gotten some attention this year. After how many years of living in the dark and being feared by junior and senior engineers alike, we’re seeing some really cool technologies coming out for it.
It seems that Cisco Live is about the only thing I blog about in the last…well, few years. At least I’m still writing, even if it is twice a year. 🙂
I love going to Cisco Live every year. Without question, it’s my favorite event of the year. It’s a great event with great people and great things to do. With that said, let’s look at what could have been a bit better this year.
This year’s event had the usual stuff that everyone talks about – breakout session, keynotes, exams, Meet the Expert sessions. Cisco stepped outside of technology this year, though, with the theme of helping others.
I don’t think I’m going to give a direct review of Cisco Live US this year. The conference was great with lots of stuff going on, but I really can’t contribute any more than the vast library of other posts on the subject. What I will do, though, is give my take on where I think the conference is headed. These are all my thoughts and have little to do with reality in some cases.
Everything is in order for my trip to Cisco Live 2014 in San Francisco. Conference passes are purchased. Hotels are reserved. Flights are booked. It’s going to be a great event, and I can’t wait!
I was just reading through Bob’s blog post from today and wanted to give a rebuttal of sorts. In summary, Bob tells us that’s he’s going to be at Cisco Live US in San Francisco this year but he won’t be attending any sessions. He’s going with the Social Event pass this year, which is actually a great, great way to attend the conference. I know several people who are thinking about scaling back to the Social Event pass as well, and there’s nothing wrong with doing it like that. It does, however, have some shortcomings that I feel are important.