Courtesy of Marcello Scippa, CDN Program Office
“The Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas Day (25 December)…The Twelfth Night of Christmas is always on the 5th January, but the Twelfth Day can either precede or follow the Twelfth Night according to which Christian tradition is followed…” (source: Wikipedia)
So, 12 months in, and as head of the Program Office, I have followers (@mscippa) with shared interests in espresso, baking and the Cisco Developer Network. And now I am blogging. Should we expect me to come out of my reclusive state in 2013? I digress. This won’t be CDN year-in-review, fashionable as we obsess over year end ‘lists’. However, I will highlight the following as a precursor to those of you coming to London in January 2013
For Twitter fans, one other digression. Bookmark this for updates to the CDN playlist…and the holiday gift on the Twelfth night. For the rest of you follow us and you won’t miss a beat, @cisco_developer
Okay, I can’t resist because it is thanks to you, our CDN Partners that the Program has grown on all fronts in 2012:
Growth in Cisco technologies…more than 100 APIs/SDKs
CDN Marketplace…CDN Partners posted 1,000 products in the new Marketplace
. Merci beaucoup. We average 1500 visits/week.
Community…Portal traffic is up, Forum Threads, 115%, Forum Posts, 39%
CDN Developer Forum… London and San Diego broke attendance targets for the one and two-days sessions as we launched business-centric sessions for the first time. Register now for London 2013!
CDN Partners broke records…you sponsored 84% of the booth space at Cisco Live in London 2012, versus 65% the previous year.
CDN launches SM… short for Social Media! Follow us
and we’ll follow you! 112% increase in the Blogosphere as Cisco’s product managers and CDN leaders get into the game.
Expansion of go-to-market offerings
And onto the fun…
Since I’m playing this new social media game of over-sharing, here’s some insight into my other loves. Movies & Music. Began first as an overindulgent Head Projectionist in HS, and later when I managed a video store. Yes, there once was a time when videos lived in a brick and mortar store.
Follow our Twitter feed (@cisco_developer) and my personal feed (@mscippa). I give the clue, you guess the song. In the end, you’ll be handsomely rewarded.Clues:
* 1. Never seen this but came across this watching a Renault ad, but look up Zimmer’s other workSong: You're So Cool
Artist: Hans Zimmer
Movie: True Romance
*2. Caetano sets the tone for this Spanish film, a ’65 classic covered by Perry Como, Harry Belafonte, Julio Iglesias, Joan Baez, Nana Maskouri.Song: Cucurrucucu
Artist: Paloma Caetano Veloso
Movie Soundtrack: Hable Con Ella
*3. A giant composer in India, finally with Western exposure because of this juxtaposition of east and west influences.Song: Jai Ho
Artist: A.R. Rahman
Movie Soundtrack: Slumdog Millionaire
*4. Put Travolta back on the map. Guess the other actor. Hint: The Matrix, for a bonus tweet!Song: Royale With Cheese
Movie Soundtrack: Pulp Fiction
*5. '68 original, remixed by Junkie XL in 2002; saw it in the Nike World Cup soccer ad before watching thisSong: A Little Less Conversation
Artist: Elvis Presley
Movie Soundtrack: Music From The Motion Picture Ocean's 11
*6. I saw it, read it in English, Spanish. The Hungarian folk song sets the tone. I spent 15 years looking for the original! No luck.Song: The English Patient
Artist: Gabriel Yared
Movie Soundtrack: The English Patient
7. Me in punk London, ‘81, drainpipes & zippers. 20 years later, Madonna's ex hubby used it in never-seen-by-me, filmGolden Brown
8. Cemented his reputation in a brilliant film, departing king of Spaghetti western scores, the Good, Bad and the Ugly.Gabriel's Oboe
9. Surely some of us at this Holiday Party can relate to the madness of Howard Hughes, even just a little!Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
10. King of a musical genre, Qawwali from Pakistan. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club) complete a great production.Shadow
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Dead Man Walking
11. It’s my soul thing, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Dianne Reeves, she’s among the bestDiamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
12. You won’t find this on the original soundtrack. Licensing issue with Sinatra’s estateBang Bang
Kill Bill Vol 1
13. Clooney at his best, launched bluegrass and Alison Kraus + others into the mainstream Po' Lazarus
James Carter & The Prisoners
O Brother, Where Art Thou?