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.
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 11:59 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:
- Uploading a profile picture (FAQ)
- Adding a skill to your profile (FAQ)
- Completing your profile bio and title fields (FAQ)
- Replying to a discussion or question (FAQ)
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?
- Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use? : Join the community introduction thread to meet other members and share a little about yourself, such as what Ciena products you currently use, your current role and how the Ciena Community can help you address challenges you’re currently facing. I look forward to meeting you!
- Number of VCs configured on a 5150: Our most popular piece of content for the second week. Bob is looking for a simple command to determine the number of VCs configured on a 5150. Can you help?
- Rules of Engagement: Guidelines for the behaviors and activities that we encourage and discourage in the community to guarantee that the community remains a place where we can all ask, share, develop and connect. Check them out and complete one action in the Ready. Set. Go quest.
- Guide to Ciena Community Forums and Topics: A handy guide to learn how the community is structured and find the forum(s) most important to you by topic or product. Find your forum.
- How to Ask a Question: A guide to asking questions in the Ciena Community. Learn how to ask the questions you have now or get ready for the questions you may have soon.
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:
- 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
- 8700 Packetwave Platform
- 3000 Service Delivery Switch Family
- 5000 Service Aggregation Switch Family
Find all topics in: Guide to Ciena Community Forums.
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!
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