Community Happenings: First Telephone Call, 6500 MIC, New ACE Spotlight, & More

Blog Post created by kupdike Employee on Oct 9, 2018

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of Community Happenings! 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: Anton Afanasyev, Rohit Aggarwal, Ashraf Ahmad, Sreeram Bandakavi, Scot Banes, Ayon Biswas, Willie Bollinger, Mark Bryant, hardev chand,richard clough, leo vergel de leon, Ralf Eismann, Suniti Garg, bryan golding, Vladislav Gorbatko, Dacko Gordon, Josh Harman, Anthony Hegarty, Paul Hermosillo, Joseph Hooven, Mitchell Hulin, Paul Jamboretz, Manpreet Kaur, Mahbub Khan, Gabor Kuti, Carl Lowe, James Lundberg, Jefferson Luu, Sathishkumar Manibalan, Chris Martinez, Doug McCartney, Rahmatullah Md, Puneet Nayyar, Puneet Nayyar, Reena Palathra, Jay Parker, dimas prastowo, Oleg Setrakov, Steven Shelton, Raymond Shing, Timo Snieder, Aaron Sparks, Jeffrey Stytz, Taylor Thompson, Mike Trinidad, John Wakeman, and Jason Williams!


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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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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Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Richard Baldwin, Vincent Boutes, Alfred Brown, Karl Clapp, John Connelly, Jayati Datta Gupta, Andrew Duffy, Michael Gallagher, Perrin Herman, Bill McFetridge, Astha Mishra, Anatoliy Pavlenko, Thomas Phillips, Krishna ReddyJANIRTON RODRIGUES DA COSTA FILHO, Jan Willem van den Berg, Christian Villanueva, Marcel Wijnhorst, and Brian Williams!



If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Milton Berle




Only one more week to join the conversation over at I Love Acronyms: VLSR! Click the link to reply with what you think VLSR 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!


Visit I Love Acronyms: RPD to check out the correct answer and winners of the last round.



Yesterday, October 8th, was National Kick Butt Day. Every second Monday in October is dedicated to checking all the items off your to-do list, or finally getting started on a big project or goal. If you missed it yesterday, let Kick Butt Day inspire your week! Now is the time to ask yourself what you've been putting off lately and how you can make it happen. 


Did You Know

142 years ago on October 9, 1876, the infamous phone call took place between Alexander Graham Bell in Boston, MA and Thomas Watson in Cambridge, MA. The call was connected and carried for three hours on telegraph wires. On this day, telecommunications history was made as the pair demonstrated the very first two-way long-distance telephone conversation.


Have a great week and keep networking!