Getting Ready for Cisco Live

Carole Warner Reece

“My bags are packed, I’m ready to go. I’m standing here ….”

Nope, that is not me. Cisco Live starts tomorrow, and I’m not even finished making my final list.

(I’ve made great progress on some intermediate lists by the way…) Are you heading to San DIego for Cisco Live in the next few days?  I am!

So what is on my list? Pulling down my session PDFs. I hear that all the session PDFs won’t be on a USB this year, so you should download your sessions and several alternates this weekend if you are the type that likes to read along during the session.  Did you notice that most of the breakouts are 90 minutes this year? I expect that means instaed of covering 200 slides in 120 minutes, it will now be 180 slides in 90! I think scanning thru the presentation slides *before* the session will help you get a high level picture of what will be covered, so you can absorb more details during the sessions.

I also need to pack – you will want comfortable walking shoes, and a jacket! Looks like the convention center will be warmer than the outside air for a change…

I’m getting quite psyched about our new booth concept, please come check it out at booth #747 on the World of Solutions floor. I think NetCraftsmen is going to do something pretty cool at our booth this year. We will be hosting some drop-in mini-tech talks with some of our senior consultants. For example, David Hailey and Bill Bell (both Cisco VIP NetPros since they are very active in the Cisco Support Community) will be at the booth talking about Cisco UC and Collaboration topics. Wedesday afternoon I plan to be chatting about mental strategies to prepare for the CCIE exam (I think Denise Donohue will be there as well.) Depending on when you have time to visit, Pete Welcher, Terry Slattery, and a bunch of other folks will be there to chat technically, answer questions, or just meet up with our friends.

A schedule of who / what / when will be posted at our booth #747 , so stop by Monday night at the WoS reception for the general meet and greet, and come back later in the week for more discussions.

I’m also planning to download the Cisco Love mobile app today, iPAD and Android (hey, I’m kind of IOS multi-lingual.) Tthe Cisco Live 2012 mobile app is available from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Blackberry App World. Other mobile devices, including those with Windows 7, can access the web based application at

I hope to see you soon at Cisco Live!

— cwr

ps – I need to check in to my flight. I think I’m flying on a 747, and that is pretty cool because our booth number this year is also 747.

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