This March is shaping up to be a big month for events featuring Meraki APIs! We will be in full-force at DevNet Create this year on March 10-11, and immediately following that we’re excited to partner with other Cisco teams and Capital Factory to present the Cisco Innovation Hub at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX! 

From March 13–23, SXSW will host approximately 432,500 people from over 102 countries participating in the SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Events. SXSW Interactive is deemed the World’s largest gathering of creative professionals with 4,967 conference speakers and 2,147 conference sessions. Many tech giants have launched their early or beta versions at this conference, including Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, Highlight, and Meerkat, and while Uber “didn’t launch at SXSW, it was conceived here”, according to Fast Company. Interactive has even hosted speakers such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Ferris, President Barack Obama, Mark Cuban, Braaam Cohen, Biz Stone, and several worldwide tech leaders.

During the Interactive Festival part of SXSW, innovative companies from all over the world meet, market their innovations, attend pitch sessions, learn from a huge variety of events, and make critical connections. This year, Cisco Webex, DevNet, Meraki, AppDynamics, DNA Spaces, CDA, and Cisco Investments have joined forces with Capital Factory to present the Cisco Innovation Hub at SXSW!

Meet us there to network with some of the most exciting and interesting people in the industry, check out new product launches, and explore our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) demos. We’ll also have Whisper Suites, Meetups, a Customer Briefing Center, and talk tracks from Cisco acquisition founders, product managers, Cisco Investments, and our partners. Here are some of the sessions and activities you won’t want to miss:

Sat, March 14th at 11am: Keynote Session with Todd Nightingale,  SVP/GM, Cisco Meraki

Sat, March 14th at 2pm: Cognitive Workspaces Panel with API Product Manager, Tony Carmichael 

Sun, March 15th 5pm: Hot Pepper Pitch where contestants pitch their ideas for startups under the influence (of very hot peppers) to win cash and product prizes! This is sure to be a good time for contestants and spectators alike.

Learn more and register here!

We hope to see you there!