For almost 20 years, the networking world has been relatively stable. A handful of protocols have supported most networks the world over. Some of the biggest changes were circuit types evolving and bandwidth going up. Today buzzwords like SDN and DevOps seem to threaten our very existence as network engineers. We’re being promised centralized control planes, orchestration, automation, and disaggregation. But what does that mean for your career? Is the CLI-jockey an endangered species? Will a script replace my job? Let’s find out together in this fast paced talk from a NetNerd who’s been around the block, and then some.