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Photos: Cisco, Live in San Fran

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cisco Live!, formerly called Networkers!, isn't really a news venue! It's a massive training and education conference, and a customer appreciation event, promoted with a college-party atmosphere!

Plenty of companies do this sort of thing, but, of course, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) stands out among networking equipment firms. More important, it landed within blocks of a Light Reading office this time, so we took Cisco up on an invitation to peek in.

The California location might have helped Cisco attract its 10,000 visitors in a recession year, with another 3,000 or 4,000 attending virtually via Webcasts, executives said. Cisco was particularly eager to make a splash, because it's the 20th anniversary of the event, which was first held in Palo Alto, Calif.

Alas, we were not around for the goofy hat giveaway, an annual tradition that might have reached its coolness apex this year. You'll have to settle for 10 other pictures -- click the shot below to see them all.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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