Community Happenings: OME 6110, WebMistress Day, Cross-Connection, & More

Blog Post created by kupdike Employee on Aug 28, 2018

Happy Tuesday--How was the start of your week? Below is your update of what's been happening in the community over the past week. 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: Gabriel Benallie, ian brewster, Cristian Castro, xiaoyang chen, Joseph Davis, Scott Feldmann, Dave Fite, Brian Fitzgerald, Greg Gaukin, Shannon Gburzynski, Radu Gherman, Richard Glynn, Howard Hebert, Vijaya Raghavan J, Louise Julien, Rudy Kartolo, Charles Kidd, Toru Kimura, Ingo Kohlmeyer, Kelly Kolson, jean-luc KRIKER, Deepak Kumar, Frank Lombardo, Alberto Petrini, Sorin Puitel, David Radnell, Dana RAFFANIELLO, Scott Ramoly, Linda Smith, Jason Stoll, Jeff Vickery, Kyleigh Wells, and Ahmad Yehia!


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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Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)


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Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 



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Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community:Emmanuel Ankutse, Nate Bensimon, Mark Blum, Demetrice Britton, Bobby Johnson, LC Lee, william little, Elliott Midnight, chris morgan, Mario Munoz, Dennis OBrien, Simon Scullion, Douglas Tocci, and Edward Weltin!



Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Ann Landers





Did you see that we introduced a new acronym in I Love Acronyms: ASAP last week? Be sure to check it out and reply with what you think ASAP 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!



This past Sunday, August 26th, was National Webmistress Day! The term "webmistress" was added to the tech lexicon in the 1990's when a woman named Kat Valentine created the WebMistress.com domain and began running a web development business. While much stigma has been placed on this term, many women continue to work under the job title of "Webmistress" and often include it in resumes. Valentine founded this national day in 2016 to celebrate women in the web development industry and emphasize the legitimacy of the term/title.


Did You Know

Yesterday, August 27th, marked the 15th anniversary of the world's largest battery backup which took place in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska in 2003. City-wide blackouts had been a major issue in Fairbanks, occurring every two to three years. The battery backup was designed to keep the city running for just a few minutes in the event of an outage to provide enough time to start up the backup diesel generators. The battery has over 13,000 cells and takes up over 10,000 square feet. It reportedly prevented at least 81 outages in the first two years of operation.


Have a great week and keep networking!