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Cisco Networkers party photos

Hung-over this morning? So are thousands of other network engineers and systems administrators who attended the huge party at Cisco's annual Networkers conference in Brisbane last night. We show you the highlights ... *groan*.
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By Suzanne Tindal, News Editor on
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Once inside the party, the well-lit main bar was easy to locate. ZDNet.com.au attended the conference as a guest of Cisco Systems.

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A bout of bowling with the Wii allowed any exhausted engineers to catch their breath.

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The organisers didn't forget the bloodsports, although the enormous boxing gloves were difficult to lift, let alone sock another delegate with. ZDNet.com.au was exhausted after trying a round in the ring.

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Networkers was a wild ride, but it was fun.

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Remote controlled cars sometimes went racing off into the rest of the party, to be followed by the embarrassed controller, or disappeared under the wooden stands opposite despite the carefully placed orange barrier.

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Entering into the Networkers party, the atmosphere was expectant.

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There was also face painting, which some delegates were using to good effect.

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Showing off for some was a matter of fancy footwork.

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Food came along on trays or in stands with poor puns.

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After a rest, it was time to jump into sumo wrestling.

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The wordplay didn't end at the food. There was a horse race going on where delegates would research digital horses on the internet and bet. It seemed popular, although it was not obvious whether there was any prize for winning. Did anyone know exactly how it worked?

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Puns and horsing around aside, everyone seemed to be having fun.

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Some chose to prove their strength by how hard they could hit something with a hammer, although their T-shirts gave away that they weren't the iron men they looked to be. Andrew Rolf, an integration engineer from Alphawest, rang the bell at the top of the spaceship in the background on his first try.

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