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my Cisco Live 2013 US program

Once again I'll be attending Cisco Live 2013 in the United States. This year it's in Orlando, Florida. Below is my tentative schedule although there were some overlap with a few other session that I would have liked to attend. Hope to see a lot of the people I've met at previous Networkers and Lives there too :-)

This is my schedule. There are many like it but this one is mine.

  • BRKOPT-2106 DWDM 101
  • BRKNMS-2517 Operations Architecture
  • BRKCOM-3003 UCS Ethernet Troubleshooting of the uplinks to the Data Center LAN Switches


  • BRKOPT-2117 High Speed WAN Interconnections - Evaluating existing and emerging technologies
  • GENKEY-1295 KEYNOTE: Tomorrow Starts Here
  • BRKARC-3470 Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Architecture
  • BRKRST-3321 Scaling BGP


  • BRKARC-3472 NX-OS Routing & Layer 3 Switching
  • GENKEY-1296 KEYNOTE: Unlocking the Value of Innovation
  • BRKSPG-2904 ASR-9000/IOS-XR hardware Architecture, QOS, EVC, IOS-XR Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • BRKARC-3453 Nexus 6000  - Architecture of the next-generation Switch for


  • BRKRST-3371 Advances in BGP
  • BRKOPT-2116 High Speed Data Networks - 40G, 100G & Beyond
  • BRKSPG-2333 Securing Cisco ASR 9000 Routers
  • GENKEY-1297 Celebrity Closing Keynote
  • BRKSPG-2905 ISSU on high-end routers

My Cisco Live 2012 program

My Cisco Live 2012 program is below. I was able to select most of the sessions although there were some overlap with one session (something ARC overlapping with another ARC). You might note that the closing keynote is by the guys who play Mythbusters on TV - that'll most likely be a fun filled event! I'll blog about my pre-event feelings if I have the time and interest ;-)

Cisco Network^WLive! 2011 Las Vegas Conference report, part 2

Part 2... where we take a stab at the food served one gets for 1700 (thereabouts) bucks at conferences.
When: every day 0700-0800 (one hour only)
What's available: cereal + milk, sugary doughnuts, croissants, bottles of juice or soda pop.
Grade: C-. The time could be longer and the stuff available isn't exactly from the food pyramid either. I did this once and the rest of the time paid for hotel breakfast which was excellent.
When: 11-13 (or thereabouts)
What's available: different menu every day, lots of choices, veggie, meat, fish, salad, etc. Drinks water, icea tea, lemonade, soda pop
Grade: B+. Certainly isn't a Michelin restaurant experience but seemed nutritious enough, wasn't all greased up, there were plenty of choice each day (beef/fish, fish/chicken, chicken, etc.) and always a veggie choice.
When: around 1000, around 1400
What's available: granola bars, sugary coated doughnuts, coffee, tea, water, some fruit, juice, ice cream, ... depending on the day
Grade: B-. Lots of choice. Sometimes the snacks went quite quickly so I didn't get some on a few days when the presentation ended later than planned. Either there were too little snacks to start with or some people stocked Continue reading