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Hello there 👋

My name is Brett Lykins, and my pronouns are He/Him.

I live in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

Image of Brett in front of some trees

I am Director of Managed Services at Network to Code where I guide our efforts to provide support, hosting, and other managed services for Network Automation.

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Quick facts about me

One of these is a lie, and you should try to guess which one.

  • 🤓 I am a new nerd who loves knowing how things work and how they're put together
  • 👨🏻‍💻 🎸 I am passionate about technology and music, but after an unsuccessful year at music school I realized I should probably keep technology as a career and music as a hobby
  • 💼 I spent 15 years working in Networking and Security before I began to use Python and Go to make my life easier
  • ✍🏻 🎙 I write and speak about the intersection of these things to help organizations solve IT infrastructure problems

Current projects

These are projects that I am (somewhat) actively working on.

  • cisshgo: A small, fast, concurrent SSH server to emulate network equipment (for example, Cisco IOS) for testing purposes.
  • Leanpub Multi Action: A Github Action built for interacting with the API of Leanpub in your authoring workflows.

Past projects

These are projects I was actively working on in the past, but I've not touched much in recent months (or years 😅).

  • NAAS: Netmiko as A Service is an API driven wrapper for the popular Netmiko Python library for interacting with network devices.
  • Stockpiler: A Nornir based tool for backing up network device configurations.

Drumroll please

The lie was the first one, if you guessed right here is a cookie: 🍪

I am not a new nerd, but a lifelong nerd.

And here are the receipts.

My first computer:

A picture of Brett as a diapered-toddler typing on an Apple IIe

Teaching my son that This is the Way:

A picture of Brett and his son in Star Wars costumes


  1. naas Public

    Netmiko as a Service

    Python 55 4

  2. stockpiler Public

    Stockpile Your Network Device Configurations - A Python/Nornir Based Network Device Backup Tool

    Python 37 3

  3. nn_examples Public Code Examples

    Python 1 2

  4. 1
    # Copyright 2019 Simon Davy, Brett Lykins
    # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
    # of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
    # in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
  5. icanhaz Public

    Forked from major/icanhaz

    The code behind icanhaz 2.0


  6. Bash scripts for controlling Cisco Wireless Lan Controllers via SNMP

    Shell 1

516 contributions in the last year

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Contribution activity

August 2022

6 contributions in private repositories Aug 2 – Aug 16

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