Community Happenings: RFC2544 Test, Tell A Joke Day, BDI vs FDI, & More

Blog Post created by kupdike Employee on Aug 13, 2018

Happy Monday, Ciena Community! Welcome to a fresh week and to this edition of our Community Happenings blog! Below is your weekly update of what's been happening in the community since last Monday. Please join us in welcoming new members to the community, celebrating those with one-year memberversaries, and joining the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great rest of your week! 



Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Rezwan Ahmed, Nelmar Alvarenga, Carl Andress, Joseph Arena, adam bono, Leon Brown, Austin Campbell, Jeff Cerda, Amar Cherukupalli, Nick Davies, Александр Занозин, Daniel English, Edward Forrest, anthony gan, Angelo Germoni, Daniel Gonzalez, Richard Green, Lukman Hakim, Dustin Howard, Chris Hutchings, raman jagga, John Kent, Challa Kranthi Kiran, Neil Leisenheimer, Michael Lemelin, Jeremy Lowrey, Alfonso Malaga Ortiz, Ramon Gerardo Maldonado Basilio, pablo mariani, Joseph McCain, Leticia Mendoza, John Montesjardi, David Nolle, Lawrence Rawlings, juan rodriguez, Mohit Rusia, Chris Schuette, Dirk Schwertfeger, Chungsun Sham, ramya sri, tom strain, MAURICIO SUGUI, Attila Szentpétery, Prabhakaran Thiyagarajan, Nathan Thompson, Peter Webbe, Jennifer Webster, Matthew Windley, Ricky Wright, and Allan Zinkula!


We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!


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Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Jorge Aquino, Brad Boston, Emerson Carneiro, Howard Drew, Ben Earle, hany elshamy, Jerry Green, christian langlois, Roy Nak, Michael Peel, Dan Reffett, Dave Salatino, Paul Schaefer, Thomas Walsh, Grahame Wright, and  Jiejun Zhang!



A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin





Only one more week to participate in I Love Acronyms: SHx! Be sure to check it out and reply with what you think SHx means in telecom for a chance to earn points toward round three of 52 Weeks of Learning


Click the link to go to 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge: 2018 for more content and activities like this, and to see how you can compete for the opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software!



Knock, knock...who's there? It's National Tell A Joke Day this Thursday, August 16th! They say laughter is the best medicine, and to a certain degree, the age-old saying is actually true! Laughter engages the abdominal muscles and even releases endorphins into the brain. Jokes, themselves, have been around in human culture dating all the way back to 1900 B.C. Sumer. Comment below to share your favorite joke, and be sure to check out What is your favorite engineering joke? for some industry-related inspiration!


Did You Know

37 years ago, yesterday, August 12th in 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the IBM PC Model 5150. This model was developed in under a year by a team of 12 in hopes of maintaining a customer base in the rapidly growing PC market while working on developing a "real" PC. However, because of their rush to get to market, the developers were allowed to work outside of the standard IBM protocols regarding things like the use of "off the shelf" components, making the software less reliable and easily replicated. They never did get to develop their "real" PC and have since been stuck with the reputation of frustrating and error-prone products. 



Have a great week and keep networking!