As long as people went out of their way to infuse some fun into Cisco Live, we might as well make the effort to show some of that fun in pictures. Which means, yes, an excuse to photograph food and beer and the people who love them.
But there’s more. Off in Moscone Center West, a building apart from the Cisco Live expo floor and keynotes, Cisco set up DevNet, an education and hands-on-experimenting zone for developers. It looked quite busy — at least on Monday morning, which is when I spent most of my time there.
So, there’s real work and technology behind some of these shots. We’ll leave it to you to decide which ones — but I’ll point out that the Oculus Rift exhibit really was about network configuration. You could even spill your virtual coffee, I’m told.
DevNet, seen from above, was rocking first thing Monday morning.
An interactive whiteboard (the green area, amusingly) connected DevNet goers to a team in San Jose.
DevNet is the brainchild of Cisco VP Susie Wee (left), so I'm told. She kicked it off with a pack of Cisco CTOs. From left: Bret Hartman, John Apostolopoulos, Lew Tucker, Tom Edsall, and Dave Ward.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) machine. Wonder what powers it. Let's look closer ...
... I knew it!
San Francisco's Extra Action Marching Band flash-mobbed the hall after the John Chambers keynote. Trust me, it was cool.
Cisco calls its expo the World of Solutions. Here's our kind of solution.
Every solution causes new problems. Something the vendors don't tell you.
What SAP's intelligent vending machine tells us is that Rick has awful taste in snacks.
Embrane Chief Product Officer Dante Malagrinò rocking the green-and-orange uniform. Goes well with that yellow lanyard.
The best giveaway might have been the plastic swords from Plixer. Rey Garcia and Greg Genta demonstrate.
The most important exhibit at any show is the one with the espresso machine.
Operations center for Cisco TV, which was broadcasting throughout the show. Not the place to go pulling out cables randomly.
An Oculus Rift demo let you configure the network in virtual reality. But it couldn't make you look cool doing it.
Contestants at CDW's stand lined up to win fabulous prizes.
It's not the "green" area or a nature preserve. It's the self-paced lab for developers.
I tried talking to vBlockman. For a guy with a hashtag, he's not very social.
Don’t miss the rest of our Cisco Live coverage:
- More ACI-Related Bits from Cisco Live 2014
- DevOps, SDN, and Network Brokering: Vendors Storm Cisco Live
- Cisco Live 2014, Slideshow 1: Keynotes, Dancers, and the Best Beard at Cisco
- Cisco Will ‘Lead the Industry’ in SDN, CEO Chambers Says
- Cisco’s SDN WAN Picture Has Shades of Cyan
- Cisco Spruces Up ACI for Center Stage at Cisco Live