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Developer Advocate

Flo Pachinger

location Vienna, Austria
"I want to see all things, all devices and services, connected and automated. I can't wait to experience what comes next after 5G and we begin to see what compute capabilities are possible."
About Me
I live to connect and automate devices and services. I can't wait to see what compute and service capabilities 5G makes possible -- especially in the domain of machine learning.

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Favorite Open Source Project
I am enjoying working on a small software project with Apache Kafka to stream telemetry data from various sources to a time-series database (most probably InfluxDB). For the data-generating sources, I will stream telemetry data from Cisco IOS XE (with model-driven telemetry), from IoT sensor data, and from Thousand Eyes data.
Coding Languages
Python | Javascript | SQL | HTML/CSS
Languages
English | German
Certifications
Cisco Certified DevNet Professional | Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist - IoT | CCNP Routing and Switching
Meet Flo Pachinger - Cisco Developer Advocate
To Learn Machine Learning Ops, Teach Machine Learning Ops
That's Flo's approach. Flo believes you have not mastered a concept, from Machine Learning Ops to Edge Computing, until you can teach it.

Flo's Recent Posts

Edge Native Applications are Conquering the Edge
Edge Native Applications are Conquering the Edge
Get a clear understanding of how to design and operate edge applications. Live webinar on August 18th will focus on how cloud-native principles can be applied to applications at the edge from a development and operations point of view.
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A 360 Degree View on Software and Hardware at the Edge
A 360 Degree View on Software and Hardware at the Edge
When people talk about the "Edge”, they can be meaning different things. This blog takes a closer look at each Edge category, with a focus on the hardware and software parts.
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Edge Native Applications Are Conquering the Smart Device Edge
Edge Native Applications Are Conquering the Smart Device Edge
See how cost-effective, compact compute devices enable applications to leverage AI/ML, computer vision and AR/VR. And enable uses-cases such as automated theft protection, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving, digital signage, and remote expert assistant.
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MLOps & Data Engineering resources by Flo

Building a Machine Learning Pipeline with Cisco Intersight and Kubeflow
Building a Machine Learning Pipeline with Cisco Intersight and Kubeflow
How machine learning applications can be deployed using Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service, and how to build an automated ML pipeline using Kubeflow.
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Get Ready for Machine Learning Ops (MLOps)
Get Ready for Machine Learning Ops (MLOps)
There are a lot of articles and books about machine learning. Most focus on building and training machine learning models. But there’s another interesting and vitally important component to machine learning: the operations side. Let’s look into the practice of machine learning ops, or MLOps. Getting a handle on AI/ML adoption now is a key […]
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Cisco Container Platform Sandbox
Cisco Container Platform Sandbox
The Cisco Container Platform Sandbox provides full access to a pre-installed Cisco Container Platform (CCP) installation which is configured with an existing Kubernetes cluster. In this environment you can use the CCP API's or UI to create, resize, manage and destroy multiple Kubernetes clusters for CI/CD or development purposes.
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Monitor Your IT and OT Assets in Just One Dashboard
Monitor Your IT and OT Assets in Just One Dashboard
See how easy it is to gather data from IoT solutions, insert it into an Influx time series database, and visualize it with a Grafana dashboard.
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Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 2
Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 2
ThousandEyes collects meta-data about the health of your running services. See how you can integrate data from ThousandEyes into your own application or dashboard, or display aggregated datasets.
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ThousandEyes Grafana Dashboard
Extract data from the ThousandEyes REST API and visualize it on your customized Grafana Dashboard. Deploy Grafana, InfluxDBv2 and the Python connector script within a few minutes.
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Internet of Things resources by Flo

Edge Native Applications Are Conquering the Smart Device Edge
Edge Native Applications Are Conquering the Smart Device Edge
See how cost-effective, compact compute devices enable applications to leverage AI/ML, computer vision and AR/VR. And enable uses-cases such as automated theft protection, predictive maintenance, autonomous driving, digital signage, and remote expert assistant
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Connect and Use Your OT Cybersecurity Insights with APIs
Connect and Use Your OT Cybersecurity Insights with APIs
Want to see what devices are currently connected in your industrial network? Or detect abnormal behaviors happening between your industrial components? Check out the updated API and sample scripts for Cisco Cyber Vision.
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Asset Monitoring Dashboard: Meraki IoT + Cisco Industrial Asset Vision
2in1 Dashboard for Meraki MT and Cisco Industrial Asset Vision sensors. Simply install your own dashboard anywhere within minutes.
The Ultimate Study Guide for the DevNet IoT Certification
The Ultimate Study Guide for the DevNet IoT Certification
Here is your roadmap to study materials that will help you pass the DevNet IoT certification exam. With your certification, a world of opportunity awaits.
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Smart Parking: A Cisco IoT Solution with LoRaWAN
Smart Parking: A Cisco IoT Solution with LoRaWAN
Get a behind the scenes look at the architecture of this small, but real, IoT application, showing an easy way to get a digital output from an analog action.
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Upcoming Event

Meet Flo Pachinger - Cisco Developer Advocate
Conquering the Edge Webinar - August 18, 2022
Cloud-native applications are being extended to the edge to achieve low latency, reduce transit costs or comply with data privacy regulations. This webinar will focus on how cloud-native principles can be applied to applications at the edge from a development and operations point of view. Especially the smart device edge with its heterogeneous hardware and software needs a proper understanding of how to design and operate edge applications. Use-cases and demos will be provided along the way!

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Edge Computing resources by Flo

Edge Native Applications are Conquering the Edge
Edge Native Applications are Conquering the Edge
Get a clear understanding of how to design and operate edge applications. Live webinar on August 18th will focus on how cloud-native principles can be applied to applications at the edge from a development and operations point of view.
Read Flo's blog post
A 360 Degree View on Software and Hardware at the Edge
A 360 Degree View on Software and Hardware at the Edge
When people talk about the "Edge”, they can be meaning different things. This blog takes a closer look at each Edge category, with a focus on the hardware and software parts.
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Can You Play Minecraft on a Cisco Switch?
Can You Play Minecraft on a Cisco Switch?
Cloud Computing is awesome... everything centrally working in one place. But, in some cases putting computing workload on to networking devices like a switch might be very beneficial! Watch this video to see how to host your computer game servers directly on the switch.
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Sandbox Deep Dive: Cisco Edge Intelligence
Sandbox Deep Dive: Cisco Edge Intelligence
Get a detailed overview of how we built the Cisco Edge Intelligence Sandbox, and how the whole environment can save you a lot of time. Register now to attend our live webinar, August 27th.
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Edge Intelligence - IoT Operations Dashboard
Cisco Edge Intelligence allows for simplified data extraction from IoT sensors, transformation, governance and delivery to applications that need this data. Learn how to simply connect your sensors and how you can apply your own custom data logic at the edge.
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IOx - Cisco IoT Application Development
Introduction to IoT Edge computing. Create and deploy robust apps to run the Internet of Things.
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Ox v1.11 reservation sandbox
The IOx reservation based Lab provides a developer with an environment to deploy IOx applications on a simulated environment for Cisco IOx.
Reserve Ox v1.11 Sandbox
Edge Intelligence - IoT Operations Dashboard
The Edge Intelligence (EI) Sandbox provides a developer with an environment to setup your Edge Intelligence broker (EI Agent) and test it with pre-configured virtual southbound sensor simulators and a northbound MQTT broker and visualization stack.
Reserve Edge Intelligence Sandbox
IR1101 - Industrial Routing and Edge Compute Sandbox
The Industrial Networking and Edge Compute IR1101 sandbox provides you access to a real Cisco IoT gateway: the Industrial Router 1101. You can try out all programmability features what the platform has to offer!
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R1835 - Industrial Routing and Edge Compute Sandbox
This Sandbox provides you access to a real Cisco IoT gateway: the Industrial Router IR1835. You can try out all programmability features what the platform has to offer!
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Network Automation resources by Flo

Johann: Network Device Monitoring | Introduction
Johann: Network Device Monitoring | Introduction
Johann is a web-based network device monitoring tool for Cisco IOS XE devices. Collect configuration and operational data of your networking devices in a structured way in one single database!
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Flexing the Network Device API Muscles with johann – Part 1: Introduction
Flexing the Network Device API Muscles with johann – Part 1: Introduction
Learn how to collect configuration and operational data of your networking devices, in a structured way, in one single database, and display it on one dashboard with the "johann" web-based network device monitoring tool.
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Getting Data via RESTCONF – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with "johann" Part 2
Getting Data via RESTCONF – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with "johann" Part 2
Learn how operational and configurational data is requested directly from the network device, and how to implement device level APIs in your application.
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Using Django with Celery & WebSockets – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with "johann" Par …
Using Django with Celery & WebSockets – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with "johann" Par …
Part 3 in the series focuses on the web-based network device monitoring tool application itself, the frameworks used, why they were chosen, and what the implementation looks like.
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Using Django with Celery & WebSockets – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with "johann" Par …
Deploying Your Django App to Production – Flexing the Network Device APIs Muscles with johann, Part 4
The fourth and final part of the series looks at deploying your Django, or any Python-based web application, to Production. Here's help on your NetDevOps / Device API journey.
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Industrial NetDevOps Enables Your Industrial Network with Programmability and Automation
Industrial NetDevOps Enables Your Industrial Network with Programmability and Automation
Join the free webinar on July 14th to learn how to bring the culture, tools, technical methods, and best practices from DevOps to Industrial Networks
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Industrial NetDevOps - Getting Started
Industrial NetDevOps brings the culture, tools, technical methods and best practices from DevOps to industrial networks. Instead of using SNMP and CLI, you configure, manage and monitor industrial network devices via standardised network device APIs and software automation tools. Industrial NetDevOps workflows use Open Source, standards and Python scripts alongside commercial devices and tools to deliver fast-responsive and secure industrial networks
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Johann-network-device-monitoring
Johann is a web-based network device monitoring tool for Cisco IOS XE devices. Collect configuration and operational data of your networking devices in a structured way in one single database!
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IE3400 - Industrial Networking and Edge Compute
This sandbox provides developers with a real Cisco Catalyst IE3400 switch and a Linux VM (Cent OS). Users can install IOx applications, access the webUI, do read-only NETCONF/RESTCONF calls and have access to the CLI.
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