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CLUS Keynote Speaker – It’s a Dirty Job but Somebody’s Gotta Do It

February 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Did you guess by the title who will be the celebrity keynote speaker for CLUS San Diego? It’s none other than Mike Rowe, also known as the dirtiest man on TV.

Mike is the man behind “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel. Little did he know when pitching the idea to Discovery that they would order 39 episodes of it. Mike traveled through 50 states and completed 300 different jobs going through swamps, sewers, oil derricks, lumberjack camps and what not.

Mike is also a narrator and can be heard in “American Chopper”, “American Hot Rod”, “Deadliest Catch”, “How the Universe Works” and other TV shows.

He is also a public speaker and often hired by Fortune 500 companies to tell their employees frightening stories of maggot farmers and sheep castrators.

Mike also believes in skilled trades and in working smart AND hard. He has written extensively on the country’s relationship with work and the skill gap.

I’m sure Mike’s speach will be very interesting…and maybe a bit gross…

The following two links take you to Cisco Live main page and the registration packages:

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My Cisco Live 2014 US schedule

April 6, 2014 10 comments

I’m going to my first Cisco Live! And it’s in the US!

I have booked my sessions which was a challenge. There are so man good sessions to
choose from. I tried to get a balance of sessions I have use for now, sessions that
could be useful in a longer perspective and sessions that have speakers that I really
want to meet.

My schedule turned out to be a combination of network design, multicast and routing
protocols and a few sessions on things like overlay networks. Here is my schedule.

Monday

8.00 – 9.30 BRKDCT-1408 Introduction to Overlay Networks and Use Cases
10.00 – 12.00 BKRCRT-2000 Hardcore IPv6 Routing – No Fear
13.00 – 15.00 BRKDCT-2406 Are you relevant in the work of IT automation?
15.30 – 17.00 General keynote with John Chambers

Tuesday

8.00 – 9.30 BRKMPL-2101 Deploying MPLS-based Layer2 VPNs
10.00 – 11.30 Keynote – Infrastructure for the Agile Enterprise
12.30 – 14.30 BRKARC-2002 Techniques of a Network Detective
15.00 – 17.00 BRKRST-3363 Routed Fast Convergence

Wednesday

8.00 – 9.30 BRKRST-3371 Advances in BGP
10.00 – 11.30 Keynote – Internet of Everything
13.30 – 15.30 BRKIPM-2264 Multicast Troubleshooting
16.00 – 17.30 BRKRST-2814 Enterprise Network Design Trends & Principles

Thursday

8.00 – 10.00 BRKIPM-3017 mVPN Deployment Models
10.30 – 11.30 Keynote – Reinventing Education
12.30 – 14.00 BRKRST-2045 Advancements in L3 VPN over IP in the WAN
14.30 – 16.00 BRKARC-2020 Cisco Model Labs – lessons from a virtual world

Do you have any session in common? Got any advice for me? Want to meet up?
Please tell me, I have a very busy schedule so it’s better if I know beforehand.

Cisco Live – Great resource for CCIE studies

June 20, 2012 2 comments

Hey guys,

I’m at home enjoying the time with my family which as you have seen has just grown with a new member 🙂 Cisco Live US was just held in San Diego and now the sessions have been uploaded. They used to cost money but now they are free! It’s a too good resource to not use it. It has sessions for routing&switching, NMS, voice, video, service provider and basically everything you can think of. It even has CCIE sessions with advice and what to expect at the lab. Go to www.ciscolive365.com and create an account and you will have access. You will also have access to earlier events.