Community Happenings: Happy New Year, Welcomes, Trending Questions, SG & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Dec 18, 2017

Weekly highlights of what happened around the community last week. Here a few new questions in the community to share your experiences and potentially help a peer: 




Last Community Happenings of the Year

This will be our last Community Happenings of 2017. This year, we've welcomed more than 1,200 new members and celebrated more than 500 one year memberversaries. We'll be back next year to share more highlights of happenings throughout the Ciena Community, welcome new members and celebrate even more memberships.


I will be taking some time off to enjoy the holiday and celebrate the new year with family and friends beginning this week. I encourage everyone to follow your forum (find them here) and help other members as they ask questions, but please know that our community SMEs will around to help. If you need immediate assistance, contact Ciena Technical Support or your account team. 


Now that I have all of that out of the way... SEASON'S GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you all for being a member, it has been a great year and I look forward to getting to know you all more in 2018. 


Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Kweku Acquah, Chris Anderson, Gail Babson, James Campbell, Cyril Chabarot, Felicity Chun, James Delgado, Philippe GIGOT, Farzad Khodadadi, Nick Knipe, Bernard LI, chuanyuan liu, Muthu Mani, Shannon Masters, Murad Mirza, samer najjar, Rahul Rawat, Ycnan Sanchez, Nic Sujecki, Qinwen Sun, Anton Tarasenko, olivier teissere, yiming xu, Chandra Yerrappa, Doran Zeigler, Naixin Zhang, and Lulu Zhao


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: Shakeel Ahmed, Russel Baumgartner, steven bosworth, Javier Bourassa, Andrew Bucko, Elliott Castillo, Renzo Diaz, Tony Ellis, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Steven Hall, Benjamin Jacobs, Keith Mansbridge, Dannie Mayor, Pedro Montero, Rachael Nelson, Douglas Ryda, Carl Rydstrom, Chris Stanfield, Maxime Turcotte, Mark Welch, and Lex Wils



Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller





Join the current I Love Acronsyms challenge at: I Love Acronyms: SG. It's the last challenge of the year, so join before it is too late. 



This Thursday, December 21st will be the winter solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere it will be at 11:28 M ET. The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the official beginning of winter, while solstice itself is the moment the sun is shining farthest to the south, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. Even though we officially enter winter this week, the good news is that the days will gradually get longer until the summer solstice. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the sun to be out a bit longer each day.


Did You Know

In 1995, on December 15th, the AltaVista search engine, developed by researchers at Digital Equipment Research Laboratories, was launched. AltaVista was the first world wide web search engine with significant popularity. AltaVista was the most popular search engine until Google overtook it in 2001. Yahoo! eventually purchases AltaVista in 2003. Do you remember using AltaVista?  


Have a great week and keep networking!