Community Happenings: Share Your Feedback, Welcomes, Trap Events, Memberversaries & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Nov 20, 2017

Happy Monday!! As you plan your to do list for the week, here are a few things in the community to consider adding and get involved:


Now, here are your highlights of what happened around the community last week. 




Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Lynn Cooper, Matt English, Fabian Friesenecker, Sergei Gusev, Michael Hicks, Jason Keithley, Ariel Perez, Michael Riesberg, Amelia Scott, and John Arlond Supan


We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?


Our most popular questions based on your views last week were the following:


Browse all open and answered questions


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: abdul wahab ameth, Simon Andrews, Chandra Anujan, Avinash Badial, Rakesh Bodar, Todd Caldwell, Jeffry Hutton, Jeff Mason, Matthew Mazzarella, Petr Mitrofanov, Mulalo Mulovhedzi, prabakaran natarajan, Evan Nelson, Michael Pauken, Subrata Poddar, Pak Hung Tang, Thao Tran, and Mohammed Zuhair



It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville



Today, November 20th is National Absurdity Day, which one could say is a little you know, absurd. Observed annually, the day was initiated as a day to remember and share some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, our country and our lives. It’s also a day to something fun, and of course, absurd to celebrate. What is the most absurd thing you remember and/or have done?  


Did You Know

Our professional lives were dramatically changed 32 years ago on this day: November 20, 1985. After being announced two years prior, the first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 was shipped. Originally slated for shipment in April 1984, Windows was being accused of being “vaporware” by skeptics. Unfortunately, Windows 1.0 was generally considered too slow to be usable due to the high demands of PC technology. It wasn’t until Windows 3 that the operating system began to generate significant sales for Microsoft.


Today, Microsoft Windows global market share for operating systems on desktop computers is 85%. (source)



Have a great week and keep networking!