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Welcome to a new week!! Just in case you missed it, we have a new event to add to the calendar: Solving the Scale Challenge at the Network Edge. We hope to see you there. 

 

This is also the last week to join our current I Love Acronym challenge, so share what CES represents in telecom at: I Love Acronyms: CES

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Andrey Antoni, Christopher Blackstone, Safari Bushayija, Brent Engelhardt, Robert Fonte, Ryan Holden, Brandon Holt, Masato Ito, Andy Keating, Muhammad Khan, Łukasz Kiliszek, Frans Legdeur, Kim Nguyen, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Jerre Place, Pratheeba R, Dalya sadeldin, Takahiro Sasaki, and Edward Warren

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ashish Batajoo, eric breitfeller, Donald Cox, Adam Dunstan, Arnold Guillen, Sekar Jaiganesh, Areej Kavil Valappil, sarath kumar, Amal Mathew, Gabriel Motta, Udaya Nagandla, Giancarlo Navarro, Amaranto Neto, Anil Purohit, David Quiroz, ABDUL RAVOOF, john schroeder, Randy Schumacher, and Jakkapong Threeraprasert

 

Quote

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison

 

Day

Today, November 13th is World Kindness Day, a day to to be, and spread, kindness. Studies show that when others observe kindness, they’re more likely to carry out an act of kindness too. To observe World Kindness Day, make an even bigger effort to be kind and try to get caught in the act to help encourage others. 

 

Did You Know

That on November 11, 1973 that Ethernet was born. Invented by Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs, an Ethernet network functioned for the first time. Some say that Ethernet was born on May 22, 1973 when Metcalfe circulated a memo containing the schematic of how it worked and marking the first time the Ethernet appears as a word. But, Boggs disagrees and identified November 11, 1973 as it was the first day the system actually functioned. Happy birthday, Ethernet! 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Today, we’re launching the Ciena Community’s first content and programming survey. The goal of the survey is get a sense of:

 

  • What Ciena products you use and support?
  • What information you’d like to see in the community?
  • How you like to consume content and learn?
  • How you would like to engage with other members of the community and Ciena SMEs?

 

Your input will directly affect all members of the community and help us improve the community to make your use of the it more successful and rewarding.

 

We invite all of you to participate in the survey (and/or share your comments below) to share your feedback.

 

Click here to start the survey.

 

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

I hope you all had an excellent weekend and a warm start to November. It has been a rather busy fall for us, but this weekend was pleasantly quiet and it was a nice, relaxing couple of days. How was your weekend? 

 

As we plan what we're going to accomplish this week, here are several things to add to your plans and get involved:

 

Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Mohammed Arif, Christos Batzios, Boris Borodach, Todd Caine, Suresh ChV, Ingrid Cornelilssen, Radoslaw Czaja, Todd Houser, Jimmy Johnson, Lakshman Kularatna, Arun Kumar, Brian LaCroix, Pankaj Mittal, Binu Nadarajan, Joshua Rouse, Hartanto Santo, Raj Siddannanavara, Dimitris Symeonidis, Nirmalkumar T, KEI TAKESHITA, and Val Zabel

 

We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Dmitry Amelichkin, Dave Anderson, Imran Azimi, Jigar Chheda, Steve DesRochers, John Grinwis, Mark Hapner, Aaron Hudson, Jorma Ikäheimo, Ratko Kovacina, Rohit Kunjappa, Edwin Lewzey, David Narraway, Vjeran Peroš, Simon Reap, William Stanton, Glenn Stern, and Craig Whetstone

 

Quote

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda

 

Day

This Wednesday, November 8th, is National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day. It is a day meant to inspire children to explore or pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. To celebrate, schedule time to share what you do with the children in your life or plan a fun S.T.E.A.M. activity, volunteer for a local program to educate children on telecommunications technology, or donate to a local school S.T.E.A.M. program.

 

Did You Know

That on November 5, 2007 Google introduced the Android platform, its mobile OS for cell phones based on a modified version of the Linux operating system. Nearly a year later, September 2008, the first Android phone would ship. Today, the Android OS market share worldwide is 85% (source)

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Our newest member to go under the Member Spotlight is Austin Carr. His brother may tell you that he's an undercover agent, but he's actually the NOC Manager at Uniti Fiber. Austin has been a member since October 2016 and you can most often find him in our Packet Networking forum. 

 

Get to know a little more about Austin in his Member Spotlight interview below and then ask him questions on loops, testing, configs, best practices for CESD and OneControl in the comments. Don't forget to also connect with him through follow on his profile

 

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

I am currently the NOC Manager at Uniti Fiber, is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions, including cell site backhaul and small cell for wireless operators, and Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dark Fiber for telecom carriers and enterprises.

 

My entry into the industry started many years ago when I joined the military. My job and experiences in the military helped me discover and refine a love for both technology and people that lead me to the industry, company, and position I am in today.

 

2. What your favorite sources of information to do your job? 

Reading, training, certifications, and community discussion boards are a significant source of information when it comes to my job. Frequently researching and posting on discussion boards has often helped me find the direction needed to complete a task or overcome a hurdle. However, people I work with (both inside and outside my company) have been a major source of information. Colleagues’ experience and knowledge has been invaluable over the years.

 

3. What projects or initiatives are you looking forward to working on this year, or you're most proud of accomplishing in the past?

Over the past year we rolled out the Ciena 8700s in several major markets and completed converted an entire school system of 52 sites off of another vendor onto Ciena CESD products. The school’s network has been extremely stable since making the move and the school board has been very happy with the service provided.

In the coming year, we are working on merging five companies into one due to some recent acquisitions by Uniti Fiber. This will be a significant challenge which I am both excited about and anxious to take on. I feel like we are about to climb a major mountain and I eager to take on the challenge.

 

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

One friend would say I am working on and in the Matrix. The first time he saw me working at my computer he couldn’t believe what he saw…I was simply in the CLI of a switch looking at the code, but he thought it was impressive.

 

My wife would say she doesn’t know what I do at work. She just knows I work in the field of technology and have a facility that kind of looks like a NASA center with all the big screen TVs.

 

My brother thinks I am an undercover agent and my job is my cover.

 

5. What are some of the topics that you're most interested in discussing in the community?

Security and SDN of NFV are the hot topics I am tracking. However, I’d like to continue to see some discussions of basic Ciena functions and underlying philosophy in the community. The community has been a great resource to simply learn and understand how Ciena’s OS works. I’d also like to see continued discussion of learning and how to keep learning on Ciena’s line.

 

6. What should Ciena Community members ask you about? 

Loops, testing, configs, best practices for CESD are all areas I’ve grown in and may be able to help with. I’ve also learned a good bit about OneControl and how to implement OneControl in a network.

 

7. What else would you like people to know about you?

I have loved and been fascinated about technology from day one. It’s something that I have always been interested in as long as I can remember. However, I also grew up loving people and being an extravert. One of my degrees is in psychology which has helped me tremendously when working with people in the field of telecom and technology. I love what I do day in and day out and I enjoy helping others if I can be of help.

 

 

Thank you for being a member and going under the member spotlight, Austin! 

Here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week... 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: James Blessing, Jean-Francois Drouin, Massimiliano Falsiroli, Matt J, Hrishikesh Joshi, Vivek Kamath, Surender Kumar, Trirong Phuyathip, Waclaw Pompka, Luca Rinaldi, and Mazyar Zarrabi

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Michael Barnes, Jorge Castro, Hrvoje Cvetkovic, Susan Koleff, Ihab Mahna, Richard Miyares, Patrick Py, and don sawle

 

Quote

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

 

Day

This may be a bit of an obvious, but tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31st is: Halloween! Not only is Tuesday Halloween, it is also National Knock-Knock Jokes Day. What is your favorite knock-knock joke? Dust if off and share it with the community in the comments below, or you’re welcome to add it our list of engineering jokes, if it is engineering or telecom related.

 

Did You Know

That yesterday, Saturday, October 29, 1969, the first message on the internet was transmitted. An UCLA student, Charley Kline, attempted to send the text “login” over the first link on the ARPANET to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed after the first two letters were entered, so the first internet message was, “lo”. However, after recovering from the crash approximately an hour later, the full text “login” was successfully sent. 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Our newest photo comes to us all the way from a bazaar in Istanbul. Found in our Waveserver forum, the photo features Julie, a member of the Ciena engineering team. Learn a little more about Julie and her photo:

 

What is your name? 

Julie Lan

 

What is your role at Ciena?

PV Engineer

 

Where do you live? 

Canada

 

Where are you in your photo? 

Istanbul, Turkey

 

What is the story behind your photo? 

This photo was taken at one of the bazaars in Istanbul. Turkey is an amazing country to visit with so much to offer from the food, to the scenery, to the people. I would go back in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

Have you been to the bazaars in Istanbul? Share your story, or pictures, in the comments. Or, ask Julie questions about her experience and the rest of her trip. 

During our recent Optical Back-To-School Webinar Series , we asked attendees to share what their top priority is for nex-gen DCI solutions. The top choice was: maximize capacity. What is your top priority? Cast your vote.

 

Here are highlights of what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Lowell Alves, Kevin Clark, Reyer de Zanger, Konrad Gawda, Rommel Lomongo, joseph michael, and Jason Russell

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Yalcin Aki, Juan Pablo Arias, Jalel Bouachir, Edward Brock, Shannon Champion, Joel Davis, Scott Densmore, Christian Dertina, Tom Engels, Igor Gershuny, Cristian Goedhart, Marie-Christine Guichard, Patrick Hentze, Desmond Ho, Janardhan K, Md. Shefaul Karim, Isaac Kim, Werner Kuschke, Paul Littlewood, Gregory Lloyd, William McGuire, Marty Messano, Samer Mestom, Thomas Mika, Joe Nava, Robert Neupert, Neil Nighbert, Michael Ososke, Juri Pfeifer, Dave Rowland, Cory Sawyer, Gennady Stasev, Stepan Terentev, John Tinney, Rick Trujillo, Jan Willem Van den Berg, Mark Vreeland, Joost Witlox, and Takuya Yagyu

 

Quote

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

 

Day

October 23rd is iPod Day, a day to celebrate the introduction of the iPod and how it changed how we listen to and purchase music. A few ways to celebrate include: pulling out your older devices and comparing designs, playing albums and songs you listened to on the first iPod, and upgrading to the newest version (including iPhone and iPad here ).  

 

Did You Know

On October 23, 2001 that the iPod was introduced. The iPod featured a 5GB hard drive, FireWire connectivity, and synchronization to iTunes. The iPod was much smaller than competing MP3 players, and of course, portable CD players. Starting at $399, the iPod provided an opportunity to compile an entire collection in one place and have 1,000 songs available at a touch of a button.

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

It’s beginning to feel alot like fall...  The forecast for Baltimore over the next couple weeks currently shows that fall is finally moving in for good, while summer is moving out after an extended stay. Fall is my favorite season, so I'm verry happy to see this not just because my birthday happens to be in fall, but because it is my absolute favorite running weather. What is your favorite season?

 

Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Richard Baldwin, Vicnent Boutes, Alfred Brown, Karl Clapp, Jayati Datta Gupta, Andrew Duffy, Perrin Herman, Michael Gallagher, Bill McFetridge, Astha Mishra, Anatoliy Pavlenko, Thomas Phillips, JANIRTON RODRIGUES DA COSTA FILHO, vivek sharma, Zafer Melih UNUTMAZ, Jan Willem Van den Berg, Christian Villanueva, Marcel Wijnhorst, and Brian Williams

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Luc Aelen, Rajeshkumar Balasubramani, Austin Carr, Sharon Clinkenbeard, ranjan elangbam, Kevin Henao, Jeffry Hopkins, Jason Manacher, Hai Nguyen, mike richard, and Kaisa Rodriguez

 

Quote

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.

Albert Einstein

 

Day Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Launched in 2004, NCSAM “was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.” (source) Read more on how to improve your corporate security program and about how new legislation is changing data protection

 

Did You Know

On October 13th, 1983 that the first cellular network was launched in the United States. Bob Barnett, an Ameritech Mobile Communications executive, made the first phone call from a car parked near Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Our new photo comes all the way from Australia by way of Kanika. Learn more about the story behind this photo and meet the newest member of the global Ciena team. 

 

What is your name?

Kanika Aggarwal

 

What is your role at Ciena?

Lead Engineer, Blue Planet MCP

 

Where do you live?

Australia 

 

Where are you in your photo? 

Bondi Beach Cliff Top

 

What is the story behind your photo?

This photo was taken at one of the cliff tops on Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. It was so lovely to be there at the top because my daughter walked it all across. There were couple of staircases and steep paths but she wasn’t ready to stop. After reaching there, we just sat there, enjoyed beautiful views and my Mom clicked this pic of the three of us.

 

 

Thank you Kanika for sharing your story! Have you been to Bondi Beach or do you live in Australia? Share your stories and experiences in the comments, or ask Kanika questions about her trip. 

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Siew Kuen Chang, Pla Gong, John MacDonald, Simon Oldham, matt pendleton, Potluri Ramesh, Gerry Raponi, Rahenda ROSMEDI, Matt Siniscal, Tan Song Kwong, Clayton Tavernier, Nigel Walker, and Markus Weidmann

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Sergey Afanasiev, Mohammad Alshaikh, Brett Dwyer, Kyle Hanson, Mike Keim, Bhalaji Kumar, Loic LE GAL, Richard Lennon, chet myers, Jeff Neuffer, Raghunandan Ramesha, Kevin Schaefer, Johan Shane, Scott steele, Michael Ulrich, and William Vaughn

 

Quote

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

 

Day

This Friday, October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day. Celebrated annually, it is a day to encourage everyone to expand and exercise their brain and use more of its potential capacity. Some of the ways to train your mind and improve cognitive skills include: reading, word puzzles, number games, brain teasers, trivia games, riddles and word games. This Friday, set aside some time to complete your favorite activity. word puzzle, brain teasers or riddles.

 

We may even just have a Ciena word puzzle for you... stay tuned for more details! 

 

Did You Know

On October 9th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson demonstrated the first two-way phone call over outdoor wires. The first call was made between the cities of Boston and Cambridge. 

 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week! We're looking for experts to help with new questions, can you help by sharing your experiences? 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Alaa ABDELWAHAB, Steve Busby, Walter De Smedt, Jim Dlabick, Olivier Gosselet, Michael Hartmann, Eduard Ibragimov, Kenny Kant, Rasmus Lund, Kristen Salzman, Clark Scott, Miriam Spektor, Paul Steel, and Ryan Taylor

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Michael Alack, Gordon Armstrong, chew aun jie, Troy Buckelew, Luc Charbonneau, robert easter, John Ellis, Ekrem Erdem, Cody Fant, mike galliano, Philip Gillette, James Johnson, Aubrey Jones, Janice Lecias, Jon Livingston, Varun Markande, Michael Redstone, Patrick Richardson, Jose Rodarte, David Shivers, Patrick Thomas, Todd Thompson, and Mark Wheeler

 

Quote

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.

Steve Jobs

 

Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3rd, is National Techies Day. National Techies Day is observed annually on October 3rc and is a day to encourages students to consider a career in technology. The day was first established in 1998 to honor individuals in tech and promotes education and professions deeply interested in technology and seeing it move forward. To celebrate, honor and celebrate the individuals that keep our ever evolving and expanding technology running smoothly. Send a thank you note, buy a new gadget, or share your favorite techie with family, friend, and colleagues. What techie most inspires you? 

 

Did You Know

That on this day, October 2nd, in 1955, the world’s first fully electronic computer, ENIAC, was retired after eleven years of continuous service.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

hausmus

Member Spotlight: Chelsi Doyle

Posted by hausmus Employee Sep 28, 2017

Meet the newest member to participate in our Member Spotlight, Chelsi Doyle. Chelsi has been a member since July 2016. In that time, she's completed three community quests as a member of Women@Ciena, celebrating her one year memberversay, and participating on our What Is: NFV discussion. More importantly, she’s helped fellow peers in our 6500 and Packet Networking forums by sharing her experiences and answering questions.

 

Get to know Chelsi a little more in our interview and connect with her, here.

 

1. What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?
I'm currently a Network Engineer for F6 Networks handling everything from transport to routing to programming and everything in between. I got started in the industry right out of university working as a Network Analyst for my university's IT department.

 

2. What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
I spend a fair bit of time digging through the Ciena documentation and reading the Ciena community forums. I really like Reddit's networking subreddit for information on everything else I work on too.

 

3. What projects or initiatives are you looking forward to working on this year, or you're most proud of accomplishing in the past?
Right now I'm most proud of setting up a temporary wired and wireless network for a local music festival a few weeks ago. We had several unknowns going into the start of the week and had some surprises along the way (including that we couldn't get fibre to one of the locations!) but pulled it off without a hitch.

 

4. If we ask your family and friends, what would they say you do at work?
They know I make the internet work and that I do things with networks over long distances. I haven't found a better way to explain it to them yet.

5. What are some of the topics that you're most interested in discussing in the community?
I'm very interested in transport and long-haul networking and I'm always looking to expand my knowledge in that area. I'm also interested in discussing implementing mpls-tp on the 39xx and 51xx switches because it's something I've been playing with in the lab for a while now.

 

6. What should Ciena Community members ask you about?
I love talking about my job and all the cool stuff I get to do but I also play bass guitar and bake. My coworkers are always very happy when I bring in baked treats. I'm also really excited to be getting my motorcycle license in a couple of weeks.

 

7. What else would you like people to know about you?
I have a bad habit of wanting to do as much work as I can in a single maintenance window so I don't have to be up late for outages as often. I need my sleep! My coworkers have to reign in my plans sometimes.

 

 

Leave a comment below to ask Chelsi additional questions on her job, baking, bass guitar skills, or dream motorcycle. 

 

Thank you, Chelsi, for being a member of the community and all your contributions!  

Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week and what to look out for as we start the last week of September.

 

If you haven’t enrolled yet, there is still time to enroll for Optical Back-To-School Webinar Series. It starts tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26th, at 11:00 AM ET with "Graduate to a Next-Gen Network with OTN" and Paulina GomezEnroll today. 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:   Jeremy L Burhans, Brian Cunningham, Zack Diamond-Phillips, Taryn Edgejohn krier, Nick Lutz, Tomer Manzur, Rüdiger Michl, Rafael Molina, Andre Quicheron, Diego Ramallo, Alex Rotar, Vladislav Shago, and Joost Witlox

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Subham Agrawal, Mohammad Aijaz Ahmad, Cyril Avila, Dustin Casey, David Curran, Corlis Dees II, Henrique Gonçalves Petronilho, Ridha Hamidi, Robert Irions, Lokeshwar Kesavan, Sal Lopez, Eric Perie, Sean Powell, Raghunandan Ramesha, Rakesh Roy, Pierre Trudeau, andrew vlasek, and Vivek Wadhwani

 

Quote

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan

 

Day

Today, Monday, September 25th, is National One-Hit Wonder Day. It is a day to turn up the volume and honor all of the musical artists with that one chart-topping song that made them memorable. What is your favorite one-hit wonder artist and song? 

 

Did You Know

That on this day, September 25th, in 1973,  Micro Computer Machines of Canada introduced the MCM/70 microcomputer. MCM/70 is considered one of the earliest commercially manufactured personal computers. Many well-known organizations became customers, including Chevron, Mutual Life Insurance, NASA, and the US Army, while the Micro Computer Machines worked with Intel on the design of the computer. Failure to generate venture capital, the MCM/70 never gained significant market acceptance. 

 

Have a great week and keep networking! 

Our second featured photo comes to us from Christophe in France. Get to know Christophe a bit more and learn the story behind the photo he titles: Elphinstone Reef a Myth.

 

What is your name?

Christophe Lemort

 

What is your role at Ciena? 

Senior Services Program Manager

 

Where do you live? 

France

 

Where are you in your photo?

Egypt - Elphinstone Reef

 

What is the story behind your photo?

This picture was taken during a cruise in Egypt with a few friends from my scuba diving club. The reason I call this reef a myth is because it took me three cruises to finally see it. We tried diving to that site on previous cruises, but because of conditions, organization or boat problems, we didn't. Hence, the Elphinstone Reef was for me and my friends a myth. The third time though, we finally did it and took this selfie at neg 60m. The beauty of that dive was on the ascent at 5m depth where we were lucky to meet a longimanus shark during 10-15mn. It was an amazing dive and experience demonstrating patience and not giving up make positive things happen.

 

 

 

 

Do you dive? Have you been to the Elphinstone reef? Where is your favorite place to dive? Share your stories and experiences in the comments, or ask Christophe additional questions about his experience. 

Happy Monday! Have you attended a webinar recently, researched a topic online, or completed an online course? Join us on this on week's This Week I Learned in celebration of National Online Learning Day (September 15th) to recommend an online course or share something you've learned online (article, book, webinar) that you found helpful or interesting. 

 

Here is your guide to what happened around the community last week: 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome:  Jared August, Reed Bigham, Stanton Burgess, Gus Elmer, Steven Fernandes, Roee Gavriel, Niel Greeff, Douglas Green, Wadii GUEDRIA, Mostafa Hesham, takeshi hosoya, MUDDASSIR IQBAL, Alexander Kravitz, Bradley Matteson, Michael McGlone, Matt Rocker, Scott Root, Massimiliano Troiani, James Uhrlaub II, and SHINICHI YOKOTE

 

We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: What Ciena products do you use?

 

Our most popular answered questions based on your views last week were the following:

 

Browse all open and answered questions

 

Other events, discussions, polls and resources you may want to check out include:

 

Browse all recent activity. 

 

Of The Week

Memberversaries

Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Lance Allison, 将史 原田, Raj Gautam, Joonhee Lee, Eric Pouyoul, Brian Shaffer, David Stockdale, Jayvie Suriaga, and Masahiro Yamamoto.  

 

Quote

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

 

Day

Tomorrow, September 19th, is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so it is okay to double up on all of your adjectives, drop all your “g” and “v”'s, and only speak in present tense. It’s also the one day you can get away with starting all sentences with: “Arr.” Talk Like A Pirate Day has been celebrated since 2002.

 

Did You Know

That on this day, September 18th, in 1989, NeXT Computer released version 1.0 of NeXTSTEP. In 1997, Apple acquired NeXT Computer build their next-generation operating system that was later named Mac OS X.

 

Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.