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ACE Spotlight: Kendal Ingraham

Posted by hausmus Employee Jul 18, 2018

We're excited to introduce you to another Ciena Community ACE, Kendal Ingraham. Kendal has been a member of the community since March 2017 and she's a regular contributor to our This Week I Learned thread sharing her weekly lessons and observations. She's also most recently one of our 52 Weeks of Learning challenge winners and has a plan around the Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software courses she's going to accomplish during her year of learning. 

 

You can connect with Kendal and see some of most recent contributions to the community on her profile.

 

 

Learn more about Kendal in her interview:

 

What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?

My current role is a network analyst for a wholesale internet provider. After working in a helpdesk role for a hospital for a couple of years I was ready for a change and had never done any in depth networking - three years later here I am, deep in the nitty gritty.

 

What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
I really do enjoy the Ciena forum as it is specific to the equipment we use network wide. I also use vendor specific forums for other manufacturers we use. I utilize Reddit quite a bit to stay up on current news and stretch my knowledge. Then there are number of industry specific Telecom news sites that tend to be more regulatory then technical.

 

What projects, or initiatives, are you looking forward to working, or you’re most proud of accomplishing?

I have two very Ciena specific projects that I am in the process of and have coming up.

 

  • We are currently upgrading a number of our nodes with new fiber patch panels and newer switches to either handle faster speeds or more distribution.
  • We have a lab we are finishing putting together that will allow us to do some testing on creating and tearing down rings and subrings so that I can move forward with creating subrings on about 100 or so 3930s for redundant paths. I need some proving grounds before I go hog wild with this one.

 

If we ask your friends and family, what would they say you do at work?

I control the internet in my county with a keystroke or as my coworker likes to say - Internet plumber.

 

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

Hot grapenuts with just a smidge of sugar.

 

What should Ciena Community members ask you about?

Professionally? I love processes and documenting. If you need help putting together manuals or directions - I really enjoy this stuff (Just ask my boss who I harass to put stuff into the Wiki had created just for this reason). I'm still learning a lot on the technical side, but I'm pretty confident with the concepts of rings/subrings, VLANs and flow of traffic.


Personally? Wanna talk horses or good microbrews (IPA=yuck!) I'm your gal.

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week--I can't believe we're already halfway through July!

 

Below is your update of what's been happening in the community over the past week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating those with one-year memberversaries, and joining the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great rest of your week! 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Michael Aagenes, Paul Alba, Chris Allen, Samuel Bortei, Joshua Brochon, Chethan C, Jagadeesan C, 罗美 罗, Frank Chang, Hector Colunga, JEFFREY DE GUZMAN, Michael DePaolo, Chris Epperson, Brian Harris, ESTANISLAO HERNANDEZ, Majid Hosseinpoor, Ritika Jauhari, Kim Kittredge, Juan Martinez, Tom Mayo, ZEBDI MEHDI, Alaguraja Muthaiah, Daniel Nicodemus, ANTONIO NOLASCO, Michael Odom, Andre Pereira, Ariel Pineda, Ramanan R, Brian Reinhart, Erik Rungi, Daniel Silva, SERGIO SILVA, Rafael Silva, Leon Smith, Christopher Solomon, Pete Spence, Balázs Szabó, Scott Taylor, ELO TELECOM, Nithyanantham Thiyagarajan, Akihiro Toya, Tanuj Upadhyay, Rahul Verma, frank vigil, and Sarah Wilkerson!

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!

 

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Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our Service Ideas themes too:

 

 Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

 

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Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ivan Amigo, Tony Bargardo, Gavin Beveridge, James Bonner, Mar Cel, Joshua Cokens, Andy Dostal, Abdalla Elsiddig, AnilKumar Gujja, Cody Hudson, Sushant Jha, Lee Jorissen, Arun Kumar, John Lester, Graham Leva, steve McGranaghan, Joaquim Monteiro, Ruth Neighbors, chibike nnorom, Stephen Olejnicak, Mitesh Parikh, Slava Sbs, Hubert Talavera, RAJ YADAV, and Brandon Yunker!

 

Quote

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

Neil Armstrong

Acronym

ZTP

 

This is your friendly reminder that there is only one week left to participate in the I Love Acronyms: ZTP thread (closes on 7/23)! Be sure to check it out and reply with what you think ZTP means in telecom for a chance to earn points toward round three of 52 Weeks of Learning

 

Be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge: 2018 for more content and activities like this, and to see how you can compete for the opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software!

 

Day

Tomorrow, July 17th is World Emoji Day!  Almost everyone nowadays uses emojis, maybe even too frequently, to express emotion, supplement a text, and for other uses in online communicating. The Japanese term, Emoji, loosely translates to "picture word" and was coined in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. At the time, Kurita worked for Japanese telecom company, NTT Docomo, and developed emojis to help appeal to teens in the pager industry (*insert dinosaur emoji*). New emojis are developed every year across many platforms and operating systems and are all kept track of in the Emojipedia. July 17th is famously displayed on the calendar emoji (check for yourself -- I did!), prompting the date selection for World Emoji Day back in 2014 by Emojipedia founder, Jeremy Burge. What's your favorite emoji?  

 

Did You Know

This week marks the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon! 49 years ago, today, on July 16, 1969, three American Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins lifted off from Cape Kennedy, FL to embark on one of the most famous journeys of all time. 49 years ago this Friday, July 20th, the three astronauts officially landed and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon with both a "small step" and a "giant leap." Collins remained orbiting in the command module during the landing. The three successfully completed the mission with an ocean landing on July 24th. After a quarantine period (to mitigate the slight risk of some unknown "moon germs" being carried back with them), Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins embarked on a celebratory world tour.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

In April, we received nominations from passionate members of the Ciena Community, while influencers within the industry were hand selected to join our new, elite Ciena Community ACE (a Ciena expert) program. After the Ciena Community ACE Nomination Committee1 evaluated, discussed, and selected nominations and our regional leadership teams made their selections, 36 experts from around the world have been awarded the title of ACE based on their product and industry expertise, passion, and leadership.


The Ciena Community ACE program was created to recognize network professionals who have a passion for learning, sharing knowledge and helping others, and have invested time in our online and offline community. Throughout the 12-month term, ACEs will continue to share their personal experiences, knowledge, and best practices on technologies and join us in designing the future of how we collaborate, innovate, and solve challenges together.

 

Meet Our 2018 - 2019 ACE Class

We’re super excited to introduce you to our inaugural ACE class to you, so please help us in welcoming our 2018 – 2019 ACEs. 

 

  1. Dmitry Amelichkin
  2. Andrey Antropov
  3. Sam Boodaghians
  4. Dean Campbell
  5. Brian Cunningham
  6. Christian Dertina
  7. Chelsi Doyle
  8. Valentin Ene
  9. Tom Engels
  10. Tina Fisk
  11. Virginia Gonzalez
  12. Dao Hong
  13. Kendal Ingraham
  14. Brian Johnson 
  15. Isaac Kim
  16. Werner Kuschke
  17. Leandro Milocco
  18. Maximiliano Moressi
  19. Robert Neupert
  20. Igor Oldrini de Souza
  21. Chris O'Rourke
  22. Michael Ososke
  23. Stephen Ouellette
  24. Tony Parker
  25. Juri Pfeifer
  26. James Ray
  27. Hector Rojo
  28. klaus Samardzic
  29. shaden shorrosh
  30. Lyle Smith
  31. Christian Soria
  32. peter southwick
  33. Alexander Uglov
  34. Dilminder Virk
  35. Joost Witlox
  36. Evgeny Zykov

 

You’ll begin seeing and hearing more from our ACEs as we roll out the program, while we’ll also share ACE Spotlights for you to get to know everyone a bit more and begin making connections. You can find our first spotlight at: ACE Spotlight: Chelsi Doyle


THANK YOU in advance to each and every one of our ACE for their product and industry expertise, passion for learning and sharing, and leadership throughout this Ciena community. You’re making history!

 

Learn more about the Ciena Community ACE program.

 

 

 

1 The Ciena Community ACE Nomination Review Committee is a cross-functional team consisting of members from Ciena’s product line management, system engineers, partner, learning and community teams.

hausmus

ACE Spotlight: Chelsi Doyle

Posted by hausmus Employee Jul 11, 2018

We are pleased to introduce our first ACE, Chelsi Doyle. Chelsi has been a member of the community since nearly the beginning, July 2016, and is an active member of our Packet Networking forum where you'll find her helping others, asking questions, and exploring technologies. You can also find her on our This Week I Learned and I Love Acronyms threads. You can connect with Chelsi and find a summary of recent contributions to the community on her profile

 

Learn more about Chelsi in her interview: 

 

 

What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?
I'm currently a network engineer for F6 Networks where I work on a little bit of everything from DWDM transport to routing and switching. I started in the industry right out of university as a network analyst for the university's IT department.

 

What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
I find the Ciena documentation is really useful and often has what I need. I'm always reading the Ciena community forums and Reddit's networking subreddit and I have a few former colleagues that I often talk about networking with.

 

What projects, or initiatives, are you looking forward to working, or you’re most proud of accomplishing?
I'm currently working on a large DWDM deployment with some packet fabric and eMOTRs added in that has been fun to work on. There was a learning curve to the configuration of eMOTR and packet fabric but I love a challenge.

If we ask your friends and family, what would they say you do at work?
They'd probably say that I do stuff with computers to make the internet work.

 

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
Lucky Charms! I love the marshmallows.

 

What should Ciena Community members ask you about?
My friends would tell you that I love talking about networking and my job. I bake as a hobby and I'd totally be up for trading some recipes.

 

You just may need to offer a recipe in exchange her for cupcake recipe referenced in the comment of This Week I learned: Mar 9th.

Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week! Keep scrolling for your update of what's been going on in the community over the last week.

 

We invite you to join us in welcoming new members, celebrating those with one-year memberversaries, and joining the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great week! 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Chrissy Akers, Jose Alves, Hector Ayala, Frank Baek, Rick Barry, Andrew Behn, Aurelien Bruno, Austin Carr, MICHAEL COLEMAN, Bonar Damanik, Shane Edelman, Tom Eichhorn, Daniel Endries, Richard Felix, Ethan Gage, Steve Gore, Brad Johnson, Nicolas LEMONNIER, Yanshan Liu, Michael Morgan, Uy Nguyen, Manuel Patino, Damarcus Richards, Mauro Runga, Michael Sheppard, charlie shin, Gaurav Paras Shukla, Jack Simpson, Stepan Terentev, Alan Tody, and Eric Turney.

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our Service Ideas themes too:

 

 Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Rhejee Arnasan, Bryan Balgobin, James Bond, Yhoel Vicente Chavez Alderete, Moshe Cohen, William Flanagan, Christopher Fox, Pedro Gonzalez, Alan Hoare, Paul Howard, timo hu, Jade Litcher, John Alfred Mackmaw, William Marantz, Jorge Merino, Mike Murphey, Mike Newman, scott paulsen, Stephane Rannou, Tarik Riley, Col. Sanders, Ji Shao, Paul John Vergara, and Leroy Williams.

 

Quote

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.

Henry David Thoreau

Acronym

ZTP

 

Do you know what ZTP means in telecom?

 

Join us in kicking off round three of 52 Weeks of Learning where three more community members will have the opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software!

 

For more content and activities like this be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Homepage.

 

Day

This Thursday, July 12th, is National Simplicity Day in remembrance of renowned author and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau on the day of his birth back in 1817. Thoreau is most famously known for his book Walden, which reflects on living simply in natural surroundings. National Simplicity Day is everyone's opportunity to take a step back from their hectic lives and reflect on how we can simplify our day-to-day whether it be by de-cluttering, slowing things down, or tuning into nature. What can you do (or stop doing) to simplify your life?

 

Did You Know

37 years go, today, the infamous video game characters, Mario and Donkey Kong were born with the release of Nintendo's Donkey Kong arcade game. Unable to timely obtain a license to the character of Popeye, and trying to tap into the North American market, Nintendo created the pet-gorilla-gone-rogue story line to mimic the ongoing feud between Popeye and Bluto. Mario, the hero of the game, was originally dubbed "Jumpman" before being retroactively renamed due to the game's success, and his character has lived on to be one of the most iconic in video game history. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday, and welcome to July! We're excited to share another update of what's been going on in the community over the last week.

 

We would also like to invite you to help us welcome new members, celebrate those with one-year memberversaries, and join the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great week! 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Hazem Amara, umair ashraf, Ifzal Bashir, Patrick Blondiau, Carlos Davila, Matt Dunlop, Abouagela Esarwi, Anson Foster, Simon Ho, Timo Holstila, danny Horassi, Grant Jackson, Fredrik Jonsson, Marcin Kapturski, Mick Keeble, Oleg Klimovskiy, Eduardo López Liddelow, Jacob Leithman, Julio Luna, Abhishek Makkar, Gary Maners, Scott Manjourides, Trevor Marwick, Sachin Mokashi, Chad Myers, Joseph O'Dell, sam olatunji, Amit Panda, Sebastien Peterson, Sebastien Peterson, Brooks Price, Nolan Randall, Diogo Rigonato, Manuel Rodriguez, Norma Rodriguez, Emilio Rojas, James Ruggles, Rohit Sharma, patrick thoms, and aaron welch.

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio. Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Jean-Pierre Bocahu, John Bond, Efflam Castel, Damien Chuet, NOC Citycom, jose manuel de arce, 宏 菊田, Mazi Fayazfar, Javier Garcia, Laurent GONET, Paul Hunter, Larry Kemp, Alexey Lagunov, Nicolas Legaud, Jianfeng Liu, Kevin Lloyd, NADIA MONTALVO, Destinée MOUSSOUNGOU, Konstantin Muhachev, Axel Schalt, Antoine Soubigou, Tomasz Wasilewski, and Ming Zhou.

 

Quote

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Acronym

ECC

 

Do you know what ECC means in telecom? Visit and participate in this week's new ILA (I Love Acronyms)  thread to share what you think ECC means in telecom.  For more content and activities like this be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Homepage.

 

You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.  

 

Day

Yesterday, July 1st, was National Postal Worker Day. In this day and age, and especially in networking, It's easy to forget how information is communicated outside of the electronic world. The estimated 490,000 postal workers in the United States, however, have some of the most unfavorable working conditions of any profession. Postal workers walk an average of 4 to 8 miles a day, six days a week, carrying full loads of letters, magazines, and packages. They are often also required to work through extreme temperatures and weather conditions. While this national observance is over until next year, we celebrate any opportunity to appreciate our community postal workers and all the hard work they do to keep us connected to one another.

 

Did You Know

65 years ago, today, in 1953, IMB announced the 650 Computer series, the world's first mass-produced computer. Information in the first 650 computer was stored on a rotating magnetic drum and was programmed in conjunction with punch cards to receive and translate data. This bi-quinary computer's memory could store numbers up to 10 decimal digits. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday, we hope you had a great weekend! We're excited to share another weekly update of what's been going on in the community over the last week.

 

We also invite you to help us welcome new members, celebrate those with one-year memberversaries, and join the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great week! 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Salman Ahmed Philippe BallestrazJose Blanco Thomas Bourgeois Clarence Byrne Federico Chiaravalli Dario Ciruzzi Robert Clendenin James Coburn Greta Curtis Matias Gaston Dominguez Umel Figueroa Shlomi Franko EIJI FUKUI Ricardo Galimberti noel garcia David Harvey Cristopher Isidro Timothy JohnsonMichael Klauz Ricky Kosa chris lathem Palitha Nanayakkara Michael Neely Christopher Norgrove Iwona Pawlik Kris Peterson alejandro pettirossi Michael Pliskat Luis Sanz Niko SchweitzerShawn SeginackMatthew ShrontzTakaendisa SigaukeMark B SmithAnthony SmithStephen SmithersLukasz SztybrychMasatoshi TakihiroOm Bikram Thapa

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio. Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Vikrant AggarwalSumukh AMMike BatesJeffery ColeNirupama DamodaramTHOMAS ERTLEBruno GuennocAlan HamonRobyn HollingworthDavid HrobskyJason HumbleAbhishek JainPieter Janse van RensburgChristopher JohnsonGlen Kiesslinghyunggun kimPeter LyttleAntony Prabhu ManiStephen McNallyMan nagarajanBobby PlutoSING CHOONG PUNsumathi ramanAdriano RamosMark RiceKanwarjit SinghDaniel VanChristian VARLET

 

Quote

You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place. 

Paul Allen

Acronym

ECC

 

Do you know what ECC means in telecom? Visit and participate in this week's new ILA (I Love Acronyms) thread to share what you think ECC means in telecom.  For more content and activities like this be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Homepage.

 

You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.  

 

Day

This Wednesday, June 27th, is National Sunglasses Day! Brought to you by the Vision Council, this day celebrates the beloved accessory and emphasizes the importance of UV eye protection. Last year, over 900 million people joined the campaign by posting their sunglass selfies on social media with designated hashtags. Haven't uploaded an avatar photo to your profile? Well, Wednesday is the day to upload one of your sunglass selfie. Learn how at Uploading or Choosing an Avatar

 

Did You Know

On this day, June 25th, in 1981, Microsoft officially became incorporated after being founded six years prior. Founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen assumed the respective roles of President and Executive Vice President. That same day, Allen also made strategic moves to purchase the rights to Seattle Computer Products' 86-DOS for $30K, with the intention to re-license for IBM PC's. A month later, Seattle Computer originally agreed to the purchase price of $50K, but years later, finally settled with Microsoft at $1M upon discovering the impending deal with IBM.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday, we hope you had a great weekend. We're excited to share your weekly update of what's been going on in the community since last Monday. We also invite you to help us welcome new members, celebrate those with one-year memberversaries, or join the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great week! 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: fameed ali, Shawn Allen, Daniel Anderson, jack argabright, Atura Bavisi, Robert Braun, Sheldon Brueske, sumant chandra, Samuel Clower II, Emilio Coello, Ajit Daji, Gregg Durrant, Steven Enriquez, Souleymane Fofana, Steven French, Richard Hall, Maksudul Hasan, Jaewon Jungm Sasitha Klett, Thomas Lam, Javier Lecanda, Troy Lomeli, Brian Long, chirag luthra, Divyanshu Malik, Keith Malos, cardell mclaughlin, Chris McRae, DIego Mondragon, laura montagano, Sean Moore, Anibal Napolitano, Si Ya Ni, CHANDAN PANDEY, Joseph Park, jean-guy quincou, Jaime Rodriguez, Amrit Sachdev, Jason Scott, Tim Servino, Karthikeyan Shanmugam A, Pallavi Shetkar, Rebecca Shi, Vinicius Siqueira, Cindy Smith, marshall taylor, Thao Thao, Colin Thomas, Marthin van Dyk, Bharati Wilankar, Ron Wild, JOHN WORTH, and Takaji Yamada

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio. Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Luciane Batista, Jyoti Budakoti, John Clinton, Rafael de Oliveira Ribeiro, Michael Donaldson, Brian Dravecz, Amit Gaur, Amit Gumber, Mikaël HEROUX, kate lofthouse-coin, Pat Mathieus, Jeremy Mattfeld, Thomas Phoenix, Gustavo Reyes, Michael Roseingrave, and Pierre Tardif

 

Quote

If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble.

Bill Gates

Acronym

C-RAN

 

Do you know what C-RAN means in telecom? Visit and participate in this week's new ILA (I Love Acronyms) thread to share what you think C-RAN means in telecom.  For more content and activities like this be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Homepage.

 

You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

This Wednesday, June 20th, is National Hike with a Geek Day! On this day, gamers, techies, and all self-proclaimed geeks are encouraged to take some time to step away from the screens, reconnect with people, and enjoy the great outdoors. Dust off those hiking boots and hit the trails with your fellow geeks--Adventure awaits! 

 

Did You Know

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked-off (pun intended) last week on Thursday in the first match between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the winning team and host of the games. This year, a grand total of 32 teams from around the world will be competing for the 18k gold cup, earning a collective $400 million (USD) in prize money. The winning team may get to keep the cash, but once the cameras stop rolling, they have to return the trophy in exchange for a gold-plated replica. The champion year and team name is etched into the base of the original cup. Who will win the World Cup? What's your prediction?

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Happy Monday! 

Just keep scrolling for your overview of what's been going on in the community over the past week:

 

Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome:Robert AboeyBrian AlvarinoMatthew AmyJason ArritolaTodd BenevidesMackenzie CarterNeha ChatrathDante Dela CruzKris DriessensNguyen Duc Lamcyrille epeeali farahatAlex GodwinJannik HasselMonica HendersonCate Hesserrobin howettMurshid JahangirGaurav JainRohit KathuriaJordan KoenigJerome LAFITTESubhan MalickVarun MarkandeFrederick MelendezSuriya NarayananKenton NicholsonOrven OrividaDAN ORZECHDeborah PaquierEjaz RaheemVinay RavishankarLarry RobinsonKevin RodriguezPhilippe RoquinHansPeter SchlatterGreen SinghOriana SoccaliJoseph SoraceKurt SwansonLuis VazJaroslav VejsSudha VermaChanalu ViswanathHa Le VoGuenther WeigandJason Winter

 

We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our Introduce yourself thread!

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ahmed AbumazwedSultan AhmedMehdi BADAOUIJeff BurgessClyde CabreraDaniel ClaybaughCorry CordesCraig DebbisiAlfred FuentesJorge Orlando Garcia LozanoAshok HindochaEric MiedemaNordine QuadarOlivier Rossant

 

Quote

 

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

 

Shed some light on a new or interesting topic! Be sure to visit this week's This Week I Learned: June 8th thread to share what you've learned in the past week and read up on interesting tidbits from other members of the Ciena Community!

 

Acronym

C-RAN

Do you know what C-RAN means in telecom? Visit and participate in this week's new ILA (I Love Acronyms) thread to share what you think C-RAN means in telecom.  For more content and activities like this be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Homepage.

 

You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

This Wednesday, June 13th is National Acts of Random Light Day. Started as a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walks fundraising campaign, this day is dedicated to encouraging random acts of kindness to brighten the lives of those around you, because you never know what hardships someone may be working to overcome. Share in the comments below how you have brought a little light to someone's day, or how someone has surprised you with a random act of light!

 

Did You Know

Did you know that 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Netflix's DVD rental services? While most of the focus nowadays is on stream-able, on-demand content, the vast selection of over 100k DVD's widely overshadows the 5,600+ titles available for streaming. DVD rentals also made an impressive $56M profit on $99M revenue in quarter one, however in the past 20 years, the number of DVD distribution centers has decreased from 50 to 17. This year, Netflix streaming via the internet turned only 11 years old, though for obvious reasons, shows more promising signs for accelerated future growth.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Last week, did you resolve a problem? Attend a course or webinar? Read an interesting article or report? Join Sumit and Tom on this week's This Week I Learned: June 1st thread.

 

For all our new Ciena service portal, my.ciena.com, users, our featured quest of the day is:

Quest #11: Free for all!

 

Complete it and share your feedback on the new experience with us and earn 300 points. Browse all quests to complete them.

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Nnamse Akpan, NOEL AMARO, Julian Andrews, Raul Bermudez, Cobus Brand, Chris Buchanan, David Bukowski, Maura Clark, Sophie Deslot, rick fett, Merianne Gardner, Deepall Gurung, Thomas Haluska, Tamajer Harris, Weylin Harris, Nathan Johnson, stephen johnson, Arno Kara, Harold Kennell, Harry Kreamer, Sampath Kumar, Rodolfo Llanes, Ryan Lockman, Jonathan Lynn, sunil kumar m s, Emad Marcus, Robert Mullins, Bruce Nyman, Shawn Pannell, Abinaya R, Kumar Rahul, Vignesh Ramasamy, Aleksey Serdyuk, Sumit Shinde, Deepak Shivarudrappa, Scott Stodghill, Eric Henry Tejano, Daniel Wyrick, Philip Yim, and Gerard Zwartjes

 

We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and invite you to share your best tips in managing and maintaining a network: Best tips in managing and maintaining a network

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Yesh B N, Prem Sai Chitikeshi, Dawn Cohen, Jason Contino, Tess Enriquez, Marek Hajduczenia, Robert Harrison, Carvin Hawthorne, David Janusz, Reji John, VINAY KUMAR, Vijaykumar Kushwaha, Raymond Lee, manjunath M J, Matthew Mavor, Icey Mbau, Carlos Merla, Nabin Pradhan, Jeevan Prakash, Ahmed Rajab, Disha Rathodmanfred schedlbergerMatthew Schwarz, Alan Vaughan, and Ryan Wett.

 

Quote

The expert at anythings was once a beginner.

Helen Hayes

 

Acronym

PE-rs

 

What does PE-rs mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what PE-rs means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

June is National Camping Month. Some of the benefits of camping are:  going unplugged and stepping away from our cell phones and computers, getting better sleep, improve your mood just by being outdoors, get some exercise, and reconnect with nature by soaking up the sunset and gazing at the stars. Do you have a camping excursion on your calendar? What's your favorite place to camp?

 

Did You Know

On June 4, 1977, at a press conference before the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, the VHS videocassette format is introduced for Vidstar. Based on an open standard developed by JVC 1976, VHS, or Video Home System, allowed for longer playtime, faster rewind, and fast-forwarding compared to its competitor Betamax (Sony).  The VCR cost $1,280, which is approximately $5,300 in inflation-adjusted dollars (April 2018), while the blank cassette cost $20 ($83 these days). 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week! We have a few open questions in the community, so should you have experience and knowledge on the topic, here is your opportunity to share it:  

 

For all our new Ciena service portal, my.ciena.com, users, our featured quest of the day is:

Quest #8: Get shipment details on your order status

 

Complete it and share your feedback on the new experience with us. Browse all quests to complete them.

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: gaston aguilar, Nguyen Anh Vu, John Arena, Christopher Ballin, randall barr, Patrick Beard, Kuna Behera, Joe Bender, Javier Bermudez, Adrian Best, Dimitreus Bosworth, Anthony Braxton, Ricardo Byrne, Josh Caldwell, Bobby Cates, krishna chakraborty, RAMESH CHIGATI, George Chin, Paul Coles, Jeff DeLong, JULIO ESCAMILLA, Cecil Faulkenberry, Jose Fernandez, Tom Glass, Anael Greiveldinger, Damon Hansen, Peter Hertzberg, Hiram Hughes, Muhammad Idrees, scott innes, SOMASHEKHAR JAVALAGI, Park Jin-Sung, Manish Kakoti, Rishabh Kesarwani, jack khoundara, Senthil Kumar, Scott Lubinsky, Marcin Maraszkiewicz, Edward Marsh, Chuck McCray, Terry Mclawrence, Jermaine McLeod, Zhusong Mei, Ahcene Meziab, Anri Mirakian, Y Miyawaki, Bryan Moorman, Garry Moreau, jeonghun na, Lauren O'Brien, Danny Parker, Brian Parker, Michael Penney, jose antonio pizarro villar, Sergio Pozo, Sandeep Puri, kevin reid, Ron Robinson, Siro Damian Roche, Ritha Rodríguez, Pradeep Sahu, Siddhartha Sarkar, Harvey Seabrook, Ganesh Soni, peter southwick, Billy Stickle, Dillon Stringer, Yuichi Sugita, Howard Trinh, Gauke van der Wal, Paul Vingiello, Steven Ward, Roger Wetherington, George Wise, and Dazhi Zhang

 

We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and share something you learned in the last week with the community to pass on the knowledge: This Week I Learned: May 25th. You'll be joining Chelsi, Kendal, and Tom in sharing something you learned. 

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Don't forget to check out our new Service Ideas theme too: Augmented Reality (AR) in Ciena's Service portfolio

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Oleg Babayev, Andrew Baumhauer, Anthony Brewer, Patrick Dallaire, Francois Eleouet, Mitchell Furbush, Paul Gampe, Tony George, Michael Melvin, Harvey Newman, Joshua Saucier, Tim Stoddard, Andrew Terry, Dimitri Verschueren, Tyson Vinson, Adrian Wong, and Engineer Yellepeddi

 

 

Quote

Working together works.

Rob Gilbert

 

Acronym

PE-rs

 

What does PE-rs mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what PE-rs means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

Thursday, May 31st is National Smile Day. It's been said that it takes a greater number of muscles to frown than it does to smile, but the exact number of muscles is up for debate. Some say it takes 22 muscles to smile, while others say it takes 17 muscles. Whatever the correct number, I think most can agree that it feels better to smile than frown, so use this day to smile and take that new selfie to use as your new community avatar photo.  saycheese

 

Did You Know

This Friday, June 1st, in 1999, Napster was released. As a simple way to copy and distribute MP3 music files, it became an instant hit. Six months later, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against the service for mass copy copyright infringement. The lawsuit will eventually force Napster to shut down in 2001. With a large adoption by college students, high-speed networks in college dormitories became overloaded with 61% of external network traffic consisting of MP3 file transfers from Napster. As a result, many colleges blocked its use.    

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

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Updates to our Privacy Policy

Posted by hausmus Employee May 23, 2018

We value your privacy and want to be transparent about the personal data we collect, how we use it, and your rights to control that information. We've recently made updates to our Privacy Policy to:

 

  • increase transparency on the types of personal data we collect, the ways which we use it, and the measures we take to keep your personal data safe, 
  • comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and 
  • add details about your ability to manage the information you share with us, and the tools available to help you do that. 

 

As a member of the Ciena Community, you can manage your information and preferences. Please take a moment to review your current profile security settings and email preferences.1 The following are helpful resources: 

 

If you have specific questions or concerns about the use of your data, please reach out to our team at: privacypolicy@ciena.com

 

 

 

1 Must be logged in. If you take no action from this post by May 25, 2018, you are choosing to leave your settings and preferences as-is, and will continue to receive notifications from the community. You may change you profile settings or unsubscribe from notifications at any time at profile security settings and email preferences

Welcome to all the new members of the community, we're glad to have you here! I believe we can officially say we have a record for new members in one week. As a brief introduction to the Ciena Community, it is a place for you to ask questions, get answers, share your experiences and feedback, access developer resources, and explore new techniques and topics with industry peers and Ciena SMEs. You can find a guide to our community forums and topics, here, and can introduce yourself, here. We all look forward to hearing from you! 

 

For all our new Ciena service portal, my.ciena.com, users, our featured quest of the day is:

Quest #5: Find a 6500 course on the Course Calendar

 

Complete it and share your feedback on the new experience with us. Browse all quests to complete them.

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Shuya Abekawa, Jayson Jan Adricula, sultan ahmed, Ahmed alkharrza, James Allen, Hector Amaya, Anupama Aravindakshan Menon, Roger Baas, Tim Barham, Douglas Billard, Matt Blackburn, Tim Boldt, Mike Bowman, Michael Brinkley, Oswaldo Campos, Ed Carey, Peter Cartledge, Wilson Chaves, Rahul Chopra, Tony Cimino, Mitchell Clouatre, frederic Cloux, Elijah Coleman, Jim Coll, Juan Cotrina, Ryan Cottle, Zach Crawford, Daniel Cury, Geoff Dams, Pawel Darowski, david davies, Douglas Denny, Guy DuBoice, Thomas Duhr, Martin Dunmore, Benno Eggenschwiler, waled elbokari, Markus Enders, Dan Erickson, peter finn, Steve Finucane, Joshua FOSTER, Janet Gaedke, jennifer gilliland, Israel Gonzalez, Ryan Grammon, Brian Hart, Stanley Hawthorne, Justin Hay, Kirk Hobbs, Todd Holleman, Dave Hyman, Hessel Idzenga, John Innes, John Jackson, David John, Evan Jones, John King, David Koehler, Herbert Kraus, Michael Lamborn, Ed Laster, Raynald Le Monnier, Sira Limchareon, Neng Liu, Bruno Lucas, Dennis Ma, edgar madrid, Shakil Mahmud, Joe Maljevac, Bryan Massey, Brian Mayfield, Md Emran Mazumder, Mark Miller, Alexandre Mitsugui, Scott Morgan, Martin Morgenroth, JJ Moss, Chandra Mouli, Amanda Murray, Amol Nawar, Carson Nguyen, Kenneth Norton, Sean OConnor, Maxime Ohmann, Adam O'Reilly, Francisco Orta, Samir Osman, Kazunao Ota, Ali Pakdaman, Mohammed Panjwani, Kiran Patel, Paul Phillips, Ramirez Ricardo, Stefano Ravera, MALCOLM REED, Edward Rendon, Ariel Rios, Ian Roca, Hector Roldan Salmeron, Jared Romero, Juergen Roth, Arnold Salazar, Omar Salome, Sheldon Sanders, Stephen Schneider, Thomas Schneller, Andy Scholes, Karthikesh Shankara Rao, Atul kumar Sharma, Cindy Shaver, Alice Shelton, KAUSHLENDRA SINGH, Danny Smith, Sean Smith, bobby smith, saleh sneed, Anurag Srivastava, Nenad Stanic, Lee Staton, ralph stutzman, ko takatsuki, Brandon Tallman, Michael Taylor, Yash Thadhani, Jaroslav Tomsu, Tyrel Torgerson, Rehmat Ullah, Kumaravel V, Igor Vasilkovski, Amarjeet Virdi, shailendra wagh, John-Robert Walton, William Weaver, Iain Webster, Lenar Whitney, Chris Wierzel, Chet Williams, Bryan Williams, Brady Woody, and Daniel Zipper

 

We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and share something you learned in the last week with the community to pass on the knowledge: This Week I Learned: May 18th

 

Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ali Al Masadeh, nelly atoche, Ivan Bonato, Jeff Cook, Austin Davis, Shawn Erdmann, Jeff Franckhauser, Gianardo Franco, Peter Krüger, ZILI LIU, Vaibhav Marathey, Andy Newcomb, Peter Ojala, John Stauffenberg, Sean Wang, and Joe Witts

 

 

Quote

When was ever honey made with one bee in a hive?

Thomas Hood

 

Acronym

MS-PW

 

What does MS-PW mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what MS-PW means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

Okay, this really isn't a day, but it's close. May is National Get Caught Reading Month. It is a month dedicated to promoting the fun of reading books at all ages and started in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers. What would be caught reading right now? 

 

Did You Know

This Friday, May 25th, in 1977, the motion picture Star Wars was released in thirty-two US theaters becoming the first blockbuster in history.    

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

It's time to celebrate, the Ciena Community is two today!! We've accomplished a lot in these couple of years and it's impossible to highlight all of the moments we've had together, but we're going to try and show you those that standout this year.

 

Wish the community a Happy Birthday!

We wouldn't have a celebration without a giveaway!! Comment below to wish the Ciena Community a happy second birthday and be entered to win one of five community prizes ranging from reward points and community swag. 

 

Winners selected at random. Comment must be posted by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, May 28th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 30th. 

 

 

First, the numbers

This past year, it is incredible that we've had more than 1,000,000 views of content and nearly 6,000 engagements. During the year, the community created 1,000 pieces of content, posted 2,500 comments and replies, liked 2,000 times, found content correct or helpful 600 times, and viewed answered questions 200,000 times. 

 

 

Second, overview of all that was new

Highlights of some of the new forums and programs introduced to the community this past year. 

 

Learning

 

A place where you can ask questions, share feedback and ideas, and collaborate with other students and Ciena instructors and SMEs.

 

Follow to join

Service Ideas

 

An exclusive place for Ciena customers, partners, and employees to share ideas that help you meet your organization or customer needs, make work easier, and create value.

 

Let's make great ideas happen  - together!

(Note: must have a profile on my.ciena.com to join)

Customer Portal User Group

 

A place for users of the new Ciena service portal, my.ciena.com, to complete quests and learn the portal, ask questions, and share feedback. 

 

Check it out  

I Love Acronyms

 

A series of discussions for members to explain the meeting of telecom one acronym at time. 

 

Test your acronym knowledge with us

This Week I Learned

 

A weekly thread to share lessons we've learned during the week. Posted at the end of the week in Learning by Casey or myself, it is one way to reflect on the week and work out loud.  

 

Get started and share what you've learned

52 Weeks of Learning

 

Our current challenge where twelve community members will win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series.

 

Learn more  

Ciena Community ACE Program 

 

A new program that recognizes passionate Ciena Community members for their contributions to the community and for being an expert.

We'll be introducing our first ACE soon, so stay tuned.

 

Find more

 

As we look at the next year, what would you like to see new in the community? What would be the most valuable to you? 

 

 

Third, our most popular

A summary of most popular questions and threads throughout the community:

 

 

 

What content in the community has been most helpful to you or what have you found most valuable? Or, what are we missing and you'd like to see in the community? 

 

 

Last but not least, and most important, our members of the year

Without all of you, we wouldn't have the incredible community that we have here... THANK YOU! 

 

 

Did we miss someone that helped you and you'd like to give them a shout out? Give them a mention in the comments. 

 

 

This upcoming year, we have some big updates planned for the community and look forward to introducing you to our first Ciena Community ACEs. We hope to continue to evolve the community experience with you to further enable you to ask, share, develop, connect, learn and innovate. We appreciate everything you all bring to the community, and I look looking forward to getting know you all even more.

Happy Monday!! We're excited to share our new forum: Service Portal User Group, a dedicated place for all users of the new Ciena Service Portal (my.ciena.com) to ask questions and share feedback and ideas. We've also created 11 quests to help you learn the new portal, share feedback and observations, and earn community rewards. Over the next two weeks, we'll feature a quest a day and today's featured quest is: Quest #1: Log in and share your first impressions. Thank you to Chelsi for being the first to complete the quest and sharing her first impressions.

 

Now, here is your overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Subin A, Bahaa Iddeen Abu Sirrieh, Ray Chang, Sherrill Chapin, ABDON DELA CRUZ, Brett Diamond, Frankie Foston, Jason Hines, Annick Hooge, Amit Kalyanpur, Jeroen Krosse, Terence Millis, Bill Roberts, Romi Sharma, Oscar Torres, Els Vivijs, and Joseph White

 

We're glad you're here and and invite you to join us and share something you learned in the last week with the community to pass on the knowledge: This Week I Learned: May 11th

 

Most Views

The five most popular questions based on your views: 

 

Most Votes

Top three Service Ideas that received the most votes from the community last week. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)

 

Noteworthy

Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 

 

Browse all recent activity

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Aaron Ackerman, Russell Arp, Benjamin Bachelart, Thilo Bangert, Michelle Brown, kai 高, Nassef Essalhi, Jan Gritter, Abbas Kanos, Eric Lecoq, george lesak, Deepika Nath, Nima Shoghi, virendra soni, Marcel Stalling, and Don Tanchin

 

 

Quote

It takes two flints to make a fire.

Louisa May Alcott

 

Acronym

MS-PW

 

What does MS-PW mean in telecom? Join our new I Love Acronyms thread and share what MS-PW means in telecom. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet and Software.   

 

Day

This Friday, May 18th is National Bike to Work Day. According to The League of American Bicyclist, 40% of all trips in the US are less than two miles, making bicycles a feasible way to travel. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the US grew by more than 62%. Will you be biking to work this Friday, or is a bike your standard vehicle of choice?  

 

Did You Know

This week, on May 13, 1958, the trademark Velcro was registered, protecting the name of the multi-purpose material that helps keep our cables organized. Velcro was invented by Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral in 1941 after he went for a walk in the woods and wondered by Burdock seeds cling to his coat and dog. Discovering that it could be turned into something useful, he patented it in 1955. De Mestral gave the name Velcro, a combination of the French words velour and crochet, to his invention and company.  

 

Have a great week and keep networking!