We’re excited to announce a new blog series that is all about the people that make up our community online and offline. Each month, we’ll put a new person under the spotlight and ask them a few questions to learn a little bit more about them. Some names you’ll recognize from seeing them in the community regularly, while some will be new to you.
If you follow the Ciena Cares channel on Instagram, you may have recently seen their photo and heard a little about their story. But, here’s your chance to get to know them a little more and ask them some questions, including more about their story and the inspiration behind their photo.
Yan Cheng Wang and Munjeen Khan
1. What is your current role at Ciena and how long have you been on the team? How did you get started in the industry?
Yan: My current role at Ciena is Product Verification (PV) Engineer. I was first hired as a co-op in Hardware Sustaining group.
Munjeen: I am a software developer on the OME 6500 Broadband TCS team and have been with them for almost 4 years. I started out as a co-op student in the same team.
2. What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
Yan: It is very important for a PV to know where to gather the correct information. Besides my smart colleagues, Product Documentation and Functional Technical Specification (FTS) are very good sources of information.
Munjeen: Besides my colleagues, Confluence is my next best source of information for design documentation, tools, guides and references.
3.What is your favorite technology, program or app?
Yan: My favorite technology up until now is still smartphones. As an example, Sony just announced Xperia XZ Premium that is capable of shooting 720p videos at 960fps! On top of that, the phone is IP68 certified, which means water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes of using. As someone who is into photography, I am simply amazed by how much smartphones nowadays can do. Favorite app? Instagram
Munjeen: Favorite technology/app would be YouTube. Aside from the entertainment value, I think it is a great learning tool. For instance, I have used it to learn the programming language Python and how to play the guitar. It is an amazing platform for people to share their knowledge and creativity.
4. If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?
Yan: Teleportation! There was a movie called Jumper (2008), which is about individuals who have the ability to instantly transport themselves to any place they can imagine. I always wanted to have that I mean, who doesn’t want to travel with zero cost?
Munjeen: Too many to choose from (I am a huge comic book geek!). But if I had to pick one, it would be flight. Ever since I was a kid, even before I picked up a comic book, I wanted to fly.
5. What are some of the topics that you’re most interested in discussing in the community?
Yan: Given my knowledge of being a PV, 6500 and Networking would be most relevant topics.
Munjeen: Ciena related topics - SW design discussions, OME 6500 Broadband products, etc. Non Ciena topics - Cars, comics, and sports....preferably nothing related to Quantum Physics.
6. What should Ciena Community members ask you about?
Yan: Where I got the inspiration for the photoshoot with Munjeen...
Munjeen: My favorite hobby, sports team, or comic books.
7. What else would you like people to know about you?
Yan: People are welcome to check out my public Instagram account. My username is: yanc_adventure.
Munjeen: Hmm...people are welcome to check out Yan's Instagram account. I think I am in some of the pictures.
Thank you Yan and Munjeen for being our first Member Spotlight!
We look forward to hearing your questions for Yan and Munjeen! You’re welcome to ask them in the comments.