Community Happenings: Week Ending 12/30

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jan 3, 2017

I found this phrase online over the weekend and wanted to pass it along and wish you all: 12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of fun, 365 days of laughter, 8,760 hours of good luck, 525,600 minutes of joy and 31,536,000 seconds of success in 2017. Happy New Year!!


I'm not sure about you, but a new year usually means new goals. So, what is your professional resolution(s) for the new year? Finish this statement by posting a comment with your resolution(s) to share yours: 


I hereby declare my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions to: ___________.


Now, here's a breakdown of happenings across the community to keep you in the know. 




Hello and welcome to the newest members of our community! Welcome: Shakeel Ahmed, Zion Alfia, Sameh Awad, Russel Baumgartner, Tim Blondin, Steven Bosworth, Javier Bourassa, Andrew Bucko, Darcy Buskermolen, Elliott Castillo, Renzo Diaz, Tony Ellis, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Yogesh Goldenwalla, Steven Hall, Benjamin Jacobs, Yigal Korolevski, Naveena M, Keith Mansbridge, Dannie Mayor, Loic Milliot, Pedro Montero, Rachael Nelson, Thinh Nghiem, Douglas Ryda, Carl Rydstrom, Akshey Sar, Chris Stanfield, Yuval Stein, Maxime Turcotte, Mark Welch, and Lex Wils


We're glad you're 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.



  • The Biggest News from a Big Year at Ciena: The introduction of 6500 T-Series, unveiling of the new Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit and introduction of Wavelogic Ai are just a few of the top moments at Ciena in 2016. Check out all six moments. 
  • Our 9 Best Pictures from 2016: Did you know that all of the pictures used within the community are from members of the global Ciena team? Yep, it's true! In this post on Network Insights, check out the top nine best pictures shared on on Ciena's Facebook and, new, Instagram. Then, don't forget to follow us on Instagram for more pictures throughout the year. 
  • Our Gift To You: Ciena's Ultimate eBook Holiday Bundle is Here: Just in time for the holidays, we've made our three most popular technology eBooks available for download, and added two new reference guides, all in one bundle. Learn more or download, here, before it is too late. 
  • New Fiber Optics Fundamentals Course Available: Sign up for the new Fiber Optics Fundamentals course and get up to speed on telecom basics. Learn more from Rob Gnaedinger in New Fiber Optics Fundamentals Course Gets You Up to Speed on Telecoms
  • New Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit Release: A new version of the Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit was released last week. Check out what's new in the Release Notes. Not a member? Learn more about Blue Planet. 


Open Questions

We have the opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise and collaborate with peers and members of the Ciena team in the following open questions:


Have questions? Here are few featured topics to start asking and collaborating:


Find all topics in: Guide to Ciena Community Forums and Topics


Drum roll, please! Here are last week’s most viewed blogs, resources, discussions and questions from the around the community:


Community Tip

Learn the basics of engaging in the Ciena Community in our Rules of Engagement. We request that all Ciena Community members follow these guidelines to help us guarantee that the community remains, and matures into, a place where we can all trust to ask, share, develop and connect together. Check out our Rules of Engagement. 


You find more tips and topics in: Getting Started and Guide to Ciena Community Forums and Topics


That’s it for this Ciena Community Happenings post this week. I hope you have a great week and... keep networking! 


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