Community Happenings: Week Ending 6/24

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jun 27, 2016

This week we say goodbye June, hello July. And, what's the best way to start the month of July? A vacation, but since that may not be in the cards for all of us, we'll go with a fun fact about the month. Did you know that the month of July is named after Julius Caesar? It was a decision by the Roman Senate in 44BC as a July was the month of his birth.




Hello and welcome to our newest members of the community: Rod Beech, Andrew Cassera, Davinder Dolku, Maurice Bobo-Smith and Wouter Huisman.


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 and meet other members.



It is the LAST DAYS of the Founding Member Challenge: 2016. It officially comes to a close this Thursday, June 30th at Badges-Founding-Member.png11:59 PM ET. All eligible participating and contributing actions must be complete by this time for a chance to win community rewards, including an Amazon Echo. Learn more about the actions below and find additional information in: Founding Member Challenge: 2016.


Complete one of the following participating actions to be eligible for the first Ciena Community Reward:


To be eligible for the next level of rewards, complete one of the following contributing actions:

  • Ask a question (FAQ)
  • Share a helpful product tip or best practice that you’ve learned in a recent training session or on the job in a forum (FAQ)
  • Post a status update on what you’re working on right now, a favorite quote or a go to resource when on the job (FAQ)


Learn more in: Founding Member Challenge: 2016


Our most popular content from last week. On the topic of content, what content would you like to see more of here in the Ciena Community? Share your thoughts and ideas with us by participating in our community poll: What content would you like to see more of in the Ciena Community?



Open Questions

We have a new opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise and collaborate with peers:



Ask your product questions to collaborate and learn with your peers. Here are a few featured topics to start asking and collaborating:



Find all topics in: Guide to Ciena Community Forums.


Community Tip

This week, we’ll cover the next action in our Ready. Set. Go quest and it’s all around saying hello and introducing yourself to the community. The community introduction thread is: Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use? Join the thread, meet other members and share a little about yourself, such as your current or past roles, how long you’ve been in the industry, the Ciena products you use(d), or your favorite hobby, color, vacation spot and more.


That’s it for this Ciena Community Happenings post this week. Have a great week. Have a great week and keep networking!


If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions for our weekly post (including a fun fact), send to them