Community Happenings: DML in QSFP28, IBM's 'Deal w/ the Devil', STEM Day, & More

Blog Post created by kupdike Employee on Nov 6, 2018

Happy November 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: Mohammed Arif, Chris Batzios, Boris Borodach, Todd Caine, Suresh ChV, Ingrid Cornelilssen, Todd Houser, Jimmy Johnson, Lakshman Kularatna, Arun Kumar, Brian LaCroix, Binu Nadarajan, Waclaw Pompka, Joshua Rouse, Hartanto Santo, Raj Siddannanavara, Dimitris Symeonidis, Nirmalkumar T, KEI TAKESHITA, and Val Zabel!


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: What Ciena products do you use?  thread!


Most Views

The most popular questions based on your views: 

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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.)


Don't forget to check out our Service Ideas themes:


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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: Andrey Antoni, Oliver Beirne, Safari Bushayija, Radoslaw Czaja, Brent Engelhardt, Robert Fonte, Ryan Holden, Brandon Holt, Masato Ito, Andy Keating, Muhammad Khan, Łukasz Kiliszek, Frans Legdeur, Alonzo Marshall, Pankaj Mittal, Kim Nguyen, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Jerre Place, Pratheeba R, Dalya sadeldin, Takahiro Sasaki, Eddy Swasono, and Edward Warren!



The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings




Only one week left to participate in I Love Acronyms: CTG! Click the link to reply with what you think CTG 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: HFC to check out the correct answer and winners of the last round.



This Thursday, November 8th, is National Parents As Teachers Day and National S.T.E.M. Day! National Parents as Teachers Day focuses on the impact parent involvement has on their children's education. S.T.E.M. Day celebrates hobbies and careers in science, tech, engineering, and math and encourages young students, especially girls, to explore their interests in these areas. Celebrate both simultaneously by teaching your kids something about S.T.E.M!


Did You Know

IBM made recent news with their acquisition of RedHat but did you know that 38 years ago today, on November 6th, 1980, IBM "signed a deal with the devil" AKA Microsoft. The formal agreement was for Microsoft to develop the operating system in IBM's in-the-works PC. The operating system that was ultimately used was called IBM PC-DOS, but with a special clause in the contract, Microsoft reserved the right to sell the OS to other companies under the name MS-DOS. This changed the game in the tech market. Hardware became less relevant and was easily cloned by other companies who could now simply license MS-DOS, an issue IBM did not foresee. This caused them to lose control of the platform they had originally created, despite the important role IBM played in pushing for PC prominence.


Have a great week and keep networking!