My Recap From Cisco’s TechField Day Session (Mar 16th-17th, 2022)
This was a good way to amuse my CCNA studying. Studying for a cert can get boring & tiring sometimes, I realised that attending events like these ignite my spark often.
So yesterday and also the day before, I decided to binge-watch Cisco’s presentation at TechField Day. I’m a huge fan of the event, I always admire the panellist who are also technical influencers.
A Quick Overview of What Tech Field Day is About
Network Vendors and enterprise IT companies present their new products and services to technical influencers who are also engineers. The influencers, aka delegates, try to review what products this enterprises are releasing to the market.
This event is often made available online for later streaming, which in turn provide brand awareness for the company. But most importantly, the delegates give the companies feedback about their product.
Source: Tech Field Day
I didn't know this event was a thing in the IT space. AJ Murray introduced me to it.
Why I Tuned in to The Cisco Session?
Source: Tech Field Day
Shiny new tech!!
I knew Cisco would present new tech there, just the way they do in their Cisco Live events. This was a good way to amuse my CCNA studying. Studying for a cert can get boring & tiring sometimes, I realised that attending events like these ignite my spark often.
Another reason is that it makes me look forward to technologies in niches I enjoyed while studying.
On Day 1, Cisco introduced new cool tech in the following niches:
On Day 2:
Security in IP Cameras
The basics of all of these technologies were discussed in the CCNA certification track. So, best believe that as a candidate of the cert, you will naturally start seeing latest hands-on use cases + finding where you gravitate towards.
Also, it's fine if you don't fully understand all that is being discussed, but trust that you will pick something if you are studying your CCNA.
My Favourite Cool Tech Discussed 👨🏾💻
Cisco Silicon One
How I love the Silicon One.
I started digging into it when Facebook got a slice for themselves.
I have also been keen to understand the fundamentals of its internals:
Software Abstraction Interface
Software Development Kit
P4 programming (I understand this part now, some old Tech Field Day sessions were helpful)
I ask too many questions lol. But I mean, no question is dumb. My issue is, people sometimes get tired of them.
Charles.Ξthernet 🏄🏾 @network_charlesIt is intriguing to learn that network protocols are defined on hardware known as an application-specific integrated circuit (ASICs). It's also worth noting that network automation emerged as a result of the transition from non-programmable ASICs to programmable ASICs. https://t.co/CpMIXuQfey https://t.co/Pz461nrZ4X
Microservices on Meraki ☁️
My first encounter with Meraki was during a lecture with a Cisco Instructor, Chukwudi Theodore
Beyond Meraki, I love the Cloud-Native niche. And I definitely will dig deeper into it by leveraging Cisco tech.
Cisco SD-WAN 📡
How I love service provider networks! This session explores how SD-WAN interacts with service provider networks, among other things. I find myself loving BGP a lot. Stuart Clark does too. One day, I hope to work in his department working on Cloud Native solutions leveraging Cisco tech. I feel I will end up dabbling with a lot of BGPs and co.
I loved how in-depth Thousandeyes could go in monitoring end points and other environments in the network.
Last Takeaway 💡
I’m most excited about this takeaway from Bruno Wollman, one of the delegates. It was during the “Cisco Cloud Native Application Connectivity and Security” session.
He made me highlight some protocols in the CCNA I should pay attention to when I am transcending into the space soon.
This was an incredible session, I had a lot of chills and good laughs. I will be ending the article now. Catch you next time. And also hit the subscription button for more recaps like this.