Community Happenings: Week Ending 7/29

Blog Post created by margarita.giraldo Employee on Aug 1, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to the first day of August! Even though we're in the dog days of summer, I hope everyone had a great weekend and is having a great start to their week. Before we dive into last week's community happenings, here's this week's fun fact: on this day in 1960, Chubby Checkers released the hit song "The Twist," starting a summer dance craze.


If you have any suggestions on things you'd like to see more (or less) of, please feel free to share with Margarita Giraldo or post in About the Ciena Community




Hello and welcome to our newest members of the community!

Meet Charlie Ashton, Sanjay Bhatia, Peter Cautley,Meng Chhour, sylvain cornay, Joshua Elkington, David Gee, Lorcan Hamill, Alon Kantor, Allan Konar, Rupert Kruger, Brent Lloyd, Kaela Loffler, Miguel Lopes, David Lott, Kyle Mitchell,   Skip Norton, Evan Parker, Mikhail Potapenko, Gennady Potapkov, Gordon Rouleau, Robin Swart, Ana Tizon and Jonathan Zarkower


We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and your role and invite you to say hello.



As mentioned in the system announcement earlier this week, there was a software update to the Ciena community this weekend. You may notice some additions to your profile, including insights (under More on your profile). This gives you metrics on the impact of your contribution and content creation within the community. There are other UX/UI updates, as well. We'll be reviewing and updating the user documentation, if necessary, to reflect the updates



Learn how you can complete the Ready. Set. Go quest in: Ciena Community Rewards: A Guide to Actions, Missions, Quests and Levels. You can also find a tip on one action under Community Tips below.


Drum roll, please! Our most popular content for last week was:


Open Questions

We have a new opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise and collaborate with peers and members of the Ciena team:

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Visit these forums to ask your product questions or to collaborate and learn with your peers:



Community Tip

This week's tip is about following people and connecting with other members of the community. When you find other members in the community whose activity is of interest, you can choose to “Follow” that person.  The act of following a user who is also following you makes them one of your connections.


Learn more about following people in this About the Ciena Community guide: Connecting to Other Members

Find more tips and topics in: Guide to Ciena Community Forums and Topics


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


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