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RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup Group

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) Programmability and Automation Meetup Group is focused on programmability, automation, Infrastructure as Code using both Open Source tools and vendor-specific solutions. All skill levels are welcome. We will cover many topics aligned with the DevNet certifications and provide hands-on lab opportunities.

Interested in learning from WWT, industry experts, and skilled professionals on various infrastructure automation and programmability topics?  If so, join us at the RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup Group.

Upcoming Sessions

Our goal is to have a monthly cadence with new and exciting topics to discuss.  Below you will find upcoming meetings, including the session abstract and presenter information.  If you are interested in presenting a topic, please see the Call for Presenters block below.  

Call for Presenters

Are you interested in presenting at the RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup Group?  If so, please fill out the questionnaire located here to get on the schedule.  If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Joel King or Nick Thompson.

How to successfully prepare for the Cisco DEVNET DCAUTO Specialization Exam - Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:00-4:00 PM EDT

Session Details:

Would you like to learn more about data center automation and programmability?  Are you interested in taking the Cisco DEVNET DCAUTO Specialization exam?  In this fully NDA-Compliant session, Tim Hull and Jeff Shively from WWT will show and share the learning resources and study tools they found the most useful on their way to passing the DCAUTO exam in May.  Tim and Jeff will also discuss how they got from the starting line to the finish line and what they would do differently if they had to do it all over again.

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Past Sessions

Session Abstracts, presentations, and information about past presentations can be found below.

Batfish Deployment and Capabilities - Thursday, May 20th, 2021 3:00-4:00 PM EDT

Session Details:

As engineers embrace infrastructure-as-code, building in testing and sanity checks of the proposed changes becomes critical. Batfish is an open-source tool that does network configuration analysis. Some of the project’s capabilities include analysis of system information, routing and forwarding tables, and ACLs. Batfish is written in python and is consumable in python, but also has Ansible modules available.

We will demonstrate using Batfish to ensure our ACLs are doing what we expect them to do. Finally, we will look at using Batfish in a CI pipeline to automate configurations upon check-in to version control.

Technologies

Session Presentation

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RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup Recordings
The RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup Group is focused on programmability, automation, Infrastructure as Code using both Open Source tools and vendor-specific solutions. This playlist contains the group meeting recordings.
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RTP Programmability and Automation Meetup - Batfish Deployment and Capabilities
As engineers embrace infrastructure-as-code, building in testing and sanity checks of the proposed changes becomes critical. Batfish is an open-source tool that does network configuration analysis. Some of the project’s capabilities include analysis of system information, routing and forwarding tables, and ACLs. Batfish is written in python and is consumable in python, but also has Ansible modules available. In this video, you will see demonstrations using Batfish to ensure our ACLs are doing what we expect them to do. Finally, we look at using Batfish in a CI pipeline for automated analysis of configurations upon check-in to version control.

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