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The Making of a Hybrid Engineer

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The Making of a Hybrid Engineer

  1. 1. In the making: “hybrid” engineer Salman Asadullah CTO, Americas Partners Organization Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems October, 2014 © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. BYOD PartnerFIRST 1
  2. 2. • Programming and API knowledge are common themes across SDN and “Open” • The ability to read and write code is not unique to a specific technology • As we focus more on software, we will see a proliferation of APIs and a need to understand programming and DevOps • An effective engineer tomorrow will have both solid networking skills as well as an understanding of programmatic concepts © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 2
  3. 3. DevNet Labs, Surveys, Industry Events . Launched in Dec. Python Coursera 9-Week Interactive Online Course with Partner Community Support Hackathons 2-Day Hackathons at Partner SE Event Roadshows, Trainings, Rotations & Certifications DevOps, Network Programmability, L@C Webinars & Specializations © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 3
  4. 4. • Dedicated DevNet Zone @ TLC South Geekfest event in Jun 2014 for Cisco Partner developers and network engineers • Pre-cooked DevNet API/Programming Labs and Demos • DevNet Survey, Oct 2014 • Industry Event with Partner participation, Oct 2014 © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 4
  5. 5. • 9 weeks Python course for Cisco Partners and APO SEs • ~ 200 Cisco Partners and Cisco SEs enrolled • Support Mailer • Partner Support Community • Weekly Support Calls © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 5
  6. 6. • 2 technology tracks: SDN/DC and Mobility/IoT • 10 teams composed of 100 hackers • 10 apps and scripts submitted for consideration • Officially 8 hours spread out in two days • Hackers worked 15-20 hours in-total on average • Two winning teams, one from each track • Yielded unique solutions to monetize! © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 6
  7. 7. • APO team in collaboration with the ACI Engineering team has launched a two weeks ACI Partner Rotation Program • Selected Partner SEs will work on-site with ACI Engineering team on application development and integration • Enabling Partners to add programmability to their portfolio of skills and yield unique solutions to monetize! Open Source Open APIs RESTful APIs ( XML / JSON ) PowerShell /Python Clients © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 7
  8. 8. • Network Programmability (NP) Specialist Certifications • Business Application Engineer • NP Developer, NP Designer, NP Engineer • One day Prerecorded Online Video Course • Introducing Network Programmability Fundamentals • Technical Webinars • 10 Sessions/3,820 Registrations/4.47CSAT • 8 City Roadshow with over 300 participates One day online course Business App Engineer Technical Webinars NP Designer NP Engineer https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/skillsoft/introducing-network-programmability-fundamentals-ctod-sdn-1-0-017141 https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/learning_center/sdn_live_seminars http://ecmx-wip.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/specialist/index.html#net © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 8
  9. 9. • Python (Across the board) • Puppet/Chef (DC) • REST API/XML/JSON (DC) • Shell Scripting/BASH (DC) • Cobbler/CFEngine (DC) • Linux (Ubuntu/RedHat) (DC/Cloud) • JAVA (DC/NMS/Collab/Security) • Openstack (DC/Cloud) • OpenDaylight (DC/Cloud) • XMPP/Jabber • C © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 9
  10. 10. • Continue to promote learning and development of programmatic skills and build out a diverse group of hybrid engineers • Continue to encourage development of programming, automation, scripting, virtualization, and Linux/OS skills across teams • Make sure skills are being grown across technology teams As we have seen, these open and SDN technologies will touch multiple areas Grow teams around skills • Make sure new hiring is done considering the upcoming set of open and SDN technologies Not everyone needs to be a developer, but having programming skill is an important asset Continue to fold new technology introductions into training programs © 2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 10
  11. 11. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. BYOD PartnerFIRST 11

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