Cisco Live 2015 any suggestions

itdaddyitdaddy Senior MemberMember Posts: 2,089 ■■■■□□□□□□
Hey Guys. my boss is letting me attend Cisco Live 2015.

Do you have any tips for me when I attend. I get the full conference and 8 hours of training on Sunday. Maybe any of you who have been there before might be able to give me any helpful tips you learned when you went and can share your wisdom with me.
I still love my job as a network engineer been 5 months plus.

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  • shodownshodown Member Posts: 2,271
    1. Meet with people from boards and TAC engineers.
    2. Go to a few events.
    3. Spend the rest of the week doing things you aren't suppose to do.
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    CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related
  • itdaddyitdaddy Senior Member Member Posts: 2,089 ■■■■□□□□□□
    shodown thanks and very funny ;)
  • joelsfoodjoelsfood Member Posts: 1,027 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I just filled my schedule with as many 2000 and 3000 level datacenter seminars (mostly UCS) as I could, as well as making sure to take advantage of the chance for a free certification exam (CCDA, in my case, as it's the only single test certification that is directly applicable to my skillset and job direction).

    Make sure you take a look through the exhibitors list too and make note of anyone you want to see. Again, in my case, that was mostly storage vendors, as I have a couple of clients looking for upgrades/replacements over the next two years.

    Of course, that's all to be taken with a grain of salt, as it's my first year going.
  • HondabuffHondabuff Member Posts: 667 ■■■□□□□□□□
    My next Cisco live will consist of:

    1) Fly in on Sunday night.
    2) Sleep
    3) Wake up Monday and take free Cisco exam.
    4) Skip seminars because its like someone reading stereo instructions to you with a bad accent.
    5) Attend World of Solutions Event and load up on free Stuff
    6) Drink Free beer and eat Free Food.
    7) Buy a Cisco Shirt to prove I was there.
    8. Use gym at Hotel
    9) Layout by the Hotel pool for 3 more days while I sleep.
    10) Attend free concert and eat and drink.
    11) Fly home and show my boss the free backpack to prove I was there. Give him a Nerf Cisco football.
    “The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you can’t always be sure of their authenticity.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  • itdaddyitdaddy Senior Member Member Posts: 2,089 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hondabuff ahahaahahhh so funny but I amgoing to attend classes hahahaha so funny. I do want a shirt. hahah yeah taking my route exam on Thursday and taking a virl class 4 hours on sunday so cool
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Hondabuff wrote: »
    My next Cisco live will consist of:

    1) Fly in on Sunday night.
    2) Sleep
    3) Wake up Monday and take free Cisco exam.
    4) Skip seminars because its like someone reading stereo instructions to you with a bad accent.
    5) Attend World of Solutions Event and load up on free Stuff
    6) Drink Free beer and eat Free Food.
    7) Buy a Cisco Shirt to prove I was there.
    8. Use gym at Hotel
    9) Layout by the Hotel pool for 3 more days while I sleep.
    10) Attend free concert and eat and drink.
    11) Fly home and show my boss the free backpack to prove I was there. Give him a Nerf Cisco football.

    Pretty much how I approach these things too.
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • markulousmarkulous Member Posts: 2,394 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hondabuff wrote: »
    My next Cisco live will consist of:

    1) Fly in on Sunday night.
    2) Sleep
    3) Wake up Monday and take free Cisco exam.
    4) Skip seminars because its like someone reading stereo instructions to you with a bad accent.
    5) Attend World of Solutions Event and load up on free Stuff
    6) Drink Free beer and eat Free Food.
    7) Buy a Cisco Shirt to prove I was there.
    8. Use gym at Hotel
    9) Layout by the Hotel pool for 3 more days while I sleep.
    10) Attend free concert and eat and drink.
    11) Fly home and show my boss the free backpack to prove I was there. Give him a Nerf Cisco football.

    Haha. If I'm getting everything expensed, I'd be all over that.
  • JustFredJustFred Member Posts: 678 ■■■□□□□□□□
    That sounds awesome.
    [h=2]"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." Spock[/h]
  • itdaddyitdaddy Senior Member Member Posts: 2,089 ■■■■□□□□□□
    came back from Cisco live. Okay I was a geek. It was boring at some meeting but some were good and very informational. I think it is worth going because of the knowledge of where network engineering is going, meeting cool vendors, meeting Cisco CCIEs....free food and all the above that you mentioned. Company paid for everything and it was cool to go...
    passed my ROUTE too TSHOOT to go
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    Yeah, it was a blast. I'll definitely be going in future years even if I have to pay out of pocket.
    BS, MS, and CCIE #50931
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