Community Happenings: Photonic Layer, Interoperability Testing, This Week I Learned, & More

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on Feb 26, 2018

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for a new week! Today, we have our second in a series of polls to share results of a recent survey and invite you to add your input too. Join our two polls at - we're working on expanding our content plan to bring in more product and service information, so your feedback will help us deliver what will resonate with you:


  1. What type of product information is most helpful to you in your work?
  2. What content format do you prefer to consume product information?


And, don't forget to check out our 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge for a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series. 


Here is your 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: Abraham Alhelfi, Mosaab Ben Maad, Ronrico Cook, John Fiedler, G G, Keith Galloway, Kile Griffith, Paul Hansen, Tomohiro Hyodo, Shinta Ikejima, Ramesh Jadcherla, Mellissa Landrum, Andrew Larmour, Ben Nicholls, Rahul Pathak, Chris Peyatt, Samuel Roodman, Marco Schalkx, and Paul Woosnam


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: surya kiran bandi, Donald Beckermann, Gene Brown, Anchal Chopra, Ренат Эксанов, sean frasier, Zaki Hanna, Mahmoud Ibrahim, David Jaya, Brian Johnson, abhishek kumar, Darron Legnon, Tom Locke, manjunath m j, Aarthi Ramesh, Karlo Tisaj, and Michael Webb



If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.

Margaret Fuller





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



Saturday, March 3rd is National I Want You to be Happy Day. Observed annually on March 3rd, the day was created as a day to encourage ourselves to do something that makes others happy. Since it falls on a Saturday, a few ideas include crossing an item off of the honey do list, calling a friend or family member to say hello, or planning a fun event (such as a lunch or hike) for the family and surprise them with it. The goal is to put a smile on someone else's face. What can you do? 


Did You Know

On February 24, 1962, the first satellite telephone and television relays are established through the communications satellite Echo 1. Launched into space on August 12, 1960, it wasn't until this day, February 24, 1962, that the United States government began its first telephone and television transmission via Echo 1. 


Have a great week and keep networking!