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The months between Thanksgiving and the New Year seem to vanish from my timeline. The blink of an eye at Thanksgiving and it’s now only a couple of days until 2017! We diligently prepare for visiting friends and family through the season with planned and spontaneous activities nearly every week. Making homemade batches of eggnog and my scientific, OCD nature about wrapping presents consume more time than I’d like to admit. Furthering the rate at which time seems to speed by, these months are some of the busiest of the year at DevNet.

The holiday months leading into one of our capstone events (Cisco Live! Berlin) are packed with development action. Each of us are quietly entrenched within our work deploying the next micro site, building learning material around APIs, automating Sandbox deployment and constantly creating new tools. In the Sandbox we’ve been hard at work creating automation to support the learning labs, constructing an events automation to support learning sessions, migrating to a robust datacenter and building several new labs in the pipeline. During these few months I must always step back for a second to smell the proverbial roses – to remember my favorite part of the season… gratitude! Tis the time of year to be grateful and thankful for the people who have supported and inspired you. To remember that we’re all just human, to share kindness and gratitude with all people. On behalf of the DevNet Sandbox Team, I’d like to share our appreciation for users like you!

The DevNet Sandbox couldn’t exist without the support from our users. As more users leverage DevNet, we continue to grow. With growth, we can support more technologies and use cases. Broader coverage of technologies and APIs allows more users to adopt API-centric technologies into their infrastructure. This cyclical, symbiotic relationship allows everyone to be successful, further the development of technology and leverage technology to build a better world! For that, we are thankful to serve you, thankful for your usage of the Sandbox + DevNet, and thankful for all of your feedback.

As a quick bonus, to celebrate the holiday season we are hosting a “Code a Holiday Card” challenge to benefit the Girls Inc of Alameda County. For every card you code, we’ll donate $1! If you’re interested in doing a bit of coding and sharing the holiday cheer, click here!

Thank you, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and great start in 2k17!


DevNet Sandbox Team

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