GRWebDev Presents Nicole Scheffler: Network as Code


Through the emergence of APIs and the rise of open source, network coding has come a long way from the DIY ways of the past. Join us as we learn about the evolution of the programmable network! We will explore how and why Cisco has opened up its products through the use of APIs, allowing customers to gain more insight across their networks. Additionally, we will be discussing the rise of DevOps among network administrators, as well as a showcasing Cisco's free developer community, DevNet ( Lastly, we will preview the new Developer Certifications launching in just a few months!

Nicole Scheffler has worked across business units in various engineering roles within Cisco for over 14 years and now leads Engineering Strategy for Americas Partner Organization. She holds a Masters degree in Information Technology from University of North Texas and started her career as a programmer. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Davenport University and Lansing Community College in various networking and security courses. Nicole also highlights other women in tech with her Diva Tech Talk podcast and has founded two community organizations for technology locally. She loves live music, giving back to the community, and spending time with her family outdoors. She considers herself a digital renaissance woman and can be found on twitter @Tech_Nicole or online:

This month's meetup is graciously sponsored by Cisco. Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1984, Cisco pioneered the concept of a local area network (LAN) and multi-protocol router systems. Now as an international corporation, they continue pushing the boundaries of network-related technologies with VoIP services, hardware and security solutions, and much more. Check out their latest offerings at Cisco.Com.

6:15pm - 6:30pm ... Networking / Social / Pizza
6:30pm - 6:45pm ... Introduction
6:45pm - 7:30pm ... Presentation
7:30pm - 7:45pm ... Q&A
7:45pm ... Conclusion