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Best of the Cisco UKI Blog – October 2014

October 31, 2014

From the internet connected elephants and university hackathons to getting under the skin of our Scotland country manager Donald Mclaughlin in the latest of our in-depth interviews – our second month of Cisco UKI blog content has been a rollercoaster of personalities, innovation and adventure.

Here’s my pick of the most unmissable blogs for October:

There and back again: how Donald Mclaughlin is helping take Scotland to the world

The latest in our in-depth interviews series with the people of Cisco finds us getting under the skin of our passionate Scottish country manager (and lover of jalapenos), Donald Mclaughlin. Find out what makes him tick here.

Don’t Follow The Herd. Save it.

Sarah Eccleston – Cisco UK&I’s Director of EN and the Internet of Things – is jetting off to Zambia to spend a month living in an elephant orphanage, where she hopes to connect elephants to the internet. To find out why and learn more about her adventure just read the first instalment here and then follow Sarah to Africa and back in this blog series

A hackathon and a half: Cisco’s University Challenge

What happens when you take the UK’s top 100 students from 20 universities put them in a room with enough caffeine to launch a space shuttle and set them a hackathon challenge? Our chief technology officer, Ian Foddering reveals all here.

A Day in the Life of an Intern

It’s not all coffee making and filing when it comes to being an intern here at Cisco UKI. Discover what it’s really like to take on a Cisco internship, as new recruit Samantha Binns shares a day in her life on the job! Hint: It does include getting a selfie with the CEO. Read more here.


It’s been a great first couple of months for the Cisco UKI blog, so expect loads more great content, stories and personalities throughout November!

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