Community Happenings – Interoperability Testing, MPLS-TP, SNCP, SLM & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Feb 12, 2018

Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? Here is an overview of happenings around the community for last week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating others on their one-year memberversary, and sharing your experiences on discussions and questions:




Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Cody Adams, Sunit Biswas, Mark Bosnjak, Jacob Cooper, Jackjahocke Hocker, Glenn Johnson, ANDREW MILLER, Ashish Mishra, sujai mutharasu, Andrew Peters, Jagalal Deepa Priyadarshini, Jeff Reckers, Tony Ross, Jeffery Shuryan, Bill Sreca, Paul Thomas, and Craig Yarbrough


We're glad you're here and look forward to hearing from you! What is your favorite engineering joke?


Our most popular questions based on your views, and other noteworthy discussions, events, and more:


Browse all open and answered questions


Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Saran Aroongarn, Terry Bainter, Russ Bartels, Steven Brenchley, Christian DESTRE, Guy Harclerode, Angel Hill, Simon Ho, daecheol kang, Nan Kesavan, Vladimir Kiesner, Chris O'Rourke, Oleg Paikin, Oscar Luis Peral, Fnu Rinchen, Attila Sajtos, Nuttapong Sontikoon, Janagaraj Soundararajan, and Kiran Vasudeva



Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.

Henry Petroski





Share what SLM means in telecom and join the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge at: I Love Acronyms: SLM.



Observed annually on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to reserve time and take much needed care to our computers. Our computer may be slower due to unused files and programs that impact memory and create confusion.  In observation of this day, block time this week to: organize your files and folders, delete junk files, delete duplicate files, and delete old files and programs not being used. Should I have all my files on my desktop?  


Did You Know

Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press around 1440, but it wasn't until 1960 that the modern paper jam was invented. In the years between, jamming wasn't possible because one sheet was printed at a time. However, in 1959, the Xerox 914 was introduced and automated the process xerography process and today, a "paper page is like a Tough Mudder" (source). While, understanding and solving a paper jam requires knowledge of physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, computer programming, and interface design. Learn more about paper jams and why we still experience them today. I think I may be a little more patient with my printer the next time I encounter one.  


Have a great week and keep networking!