EP013: Cisco NetDevOps Evangelist Hank Preston on smart people learning new things (even when it’s scary).
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I never do quite know when I will stumble across someone who I think “I must have this person on my podcast”. A Cisco Network Automation webinar was one such place, when I met Hank Preston, the NetDevOps Evangelist for Cisco Networks. He had a HUGE amount of great knowledge to share with us on this episode. Tackling Pillar 4, Explaining Automation, and talking about why people screw themselves up by not listening.
00:00 Intro for Hank Preston.
10:00 Network Programmability Basics Course (here)
15:00 What is CI/CD and Network Pipelining
17:30 Network Configuration Pipeline
29:00 Deep Learning vs Wide Learning – Don’t look for unicorns.
31:00 Developer.cisco.com discussions.
36:00 Discussion on certs and their value.
41:00 SE Jobs and how listening and not snap judgment is the key.
50:00 Everyone’s favorite buzzword – IoT.
You can find Hank online at @hfpreston and @ciscodevnet. He also gives killer webinars about using programmability to automate your network.