We are pleased to introduce our first ACE, Chelsi Doyle. Chelsi has been a member of the community since nearly the beginning, July 2016, and is an active member of our Packet Networking forum where you'll find her helping others, asking questions, and exploring technologies. You can also find her on our This Week I Learned and I Love Acronyms threads. You can connect with Chelsi and find a summary of recent contributions to the community on her profile.
What is your current role? How did you get started in the industry?
I'm currently a network engineer for F6 Networks where I work on a little bit of everything from DWDM transport to routing and switching. I started in the industry right out of university as a network analyst for the university's IT department.
What are your favorite sources of information to do your job?
I find the Ciena documentation is really useful and often has what I need. I'm always reading the Ciena community forums and Reddit's networking subreddit and I have a few former colleagues that I often talk about networking with.
What projects, or initiatives, are you looking forward to working, or you’re most proud of accomplishing?
I'm currently working on a large DWDM deployment with some packet fabric and eMOTRs added in that has been fun to work on. There was a learning curve to the configuration of eMOTR and packet fabric but I love a challenge.
If we ask your friends and family, what would they say you do at work?
They'd probably say that I do stuff with computers to make the internet work.
What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
Lucky Charms! I love the marshmallows.
What should Ciena Community members ask you about?
My friends would tell you that I love talking about networking and my job. I bake as a hobby and I'd totally be up for trading some recipes.
You just may need to offer a recipe in exchange her for cupcake recipe referenced in the comment of This Week I learned: Mar 9th.