Community Happenings: Proudest Moments, Goals, DCM & ILA, 6500 & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Jan 8, 2018

I hope you're having a great start to the new year!  The new year is always brings a sense of retrospection of the year just past and planning for the new year ahead, so we ask you:


Here are your highlights of what happened around the community not just last week, but the last three week. Please join us in welcoming all of our new members and celebrating those with their one year Ciena Community memberversary. Have a great and don't forget to check out our open questions in Share Your Experiences: Questions That Need Answers (Jan 4th)





Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: FARID AZOUHRI, Joe Butner, Michael Calderman, James Campbell, Wesley Cooper, Xu Ding, Anthony Elue, Emmanuel Fabella, Deepti Gaur, Paul H, Khulak Khuman, Sumit Maheshka, Michael W Mattingly, David McNeely, Robert Prior, DHRUVAKUMAR S B, Glen Sim, alex tarnopol, Vince Tayag, matt vogel, and Daniel Wietfeldt


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:


Browse all open and answered questions


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Leigh Adams, Amin Aflatoonian, Mohammed Mustafa Ahmed, zion alfia, jonathan allen, Hazem Amara, Lognone Barbara, Tim Blondin, Eleazar Bonkuri, Chris Brown, Florian Cartron, Nicolas Charpentier, Pierre Chemin, Marie Clarke, Frederic Dang Tran, Barbara DePompa, Joshua Faucher, Yessine FEKI, Hara G, Yogesh Goldenwalla, Bertrand GUIOT, Yogesh Goldenwalla, Bertrand GUIOT, chris gunner, Chris Hall, William Kascek, tuan kiet, Yigal Korolevski, Hervé Launay, Naveena M, Graeme Maddison, Marwan Mansour, Phil Meyerson, loic milliot, Sarah MITTARD, Nicolas Monceret, Satish kumar Narayanasamy, Thinh Nghiem, Alan Nunn, andreas oestreich, Gabriel Orlando, Peter Otten, Franck Panaget, Déborah Paquier, Manoj Patil, Charles Russell-Ross, Loic SABLE, Somat Saputra, Deep Singh, Yuval Stein, Mark Sturza, Surek Shah Surendran, and François-Xavier THORET


If you haven't had a chance yet, we welcome you to introduce yourself to the community at Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use? I'd also value your input and invite you to share more about what content and information you'd like to see in the community in our member survey, join the survey.



Politeness is the poison of collaboration.

Edwin Land



Our I Love Acronyms  will be back in February. Stay tuned!! 



Tuesday, January 9th is National Static Electricity Day. How shocking? On this day, you’re welcome to buildup static electricity and shock those near you in celebration, but also keep a lookout for those looking to celebrate the day too. During these dry winter months, it is recommended to walk around the house or office holding a key or a metal pen, in your hand, to help discharge the buildup of static electricity. 



Did You Know

On this past Sunday, January 7th, in 1927, the first commercial transatlantic phone service was made available to the public. It used radio signals and total of 31 calls were made between New York and London on that day.  You can listen to the call on the new commercial service between W.S. Gifford, president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, and Sir Evelyn P. Murray, secretary of the General Post Office of Great Britain on


Have a great week and keep networking!