UPDATE: This contest has ended! See who our 80+ winners are here!
While working from home, as many of us are now, online connections to others can be even more valuable than usual. So, we want to infuse a bit of extra encouragement and fun here on the Meraki Community with our third-ever POINTS CONTEST!
For the next four weeks (today through Friday, April 24th), you’ll earn points just for participating in community discussions. The more points you earn, the more chances you have to win some fantastic swag.
Just like in our previous Points Contests, starting today, certain actions you take in the community will earn you points. Those points will enter you to win a smattering of Meraki-branded prizes. You needn’t opt in — simply taking one of these point-earning actions will do:
To optimize the bang for your buck, writing high-quality posts can earn you even more points:
As you can see, the more helpful your action to the community, the more points you receive!
There are 3 tiers that you can reach based on the number of points you amass. Within each tier, at the end of the month, we’ll randomly select winners to receive swag as outlined below:
AND, just like last round, everyone who earns enough points to achieve any tier will be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of a brand new MV32 HW (with 5-year license)! Reaching Tier 1 gets you 1 entry, Tier 2 doubles your entries and… (guess what!?) Tier 3 triples your entries to win!
That means that, over the course of this month, you could write just 6 replies or author just 3 solutions anywhere in the community and be entered to win one of these:
To keep you all up to date on your progress, every Monday I’ll post a list of everyone who has reached Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.
On April 24th at 10 am PDT, the contest will end. We’ll then randomly select winners for each tier (50 for Tier 1, 25 for Tier 2, and 10 for Tier 3) and we’ll also draw the lucky winner of the GRAND PRIZE.
We’ll announce each of the winners here, so be sure to stay tuned!
😎Meredith is cool! Thanks.
I am re-introducing myself to Cisco Meraki. Need to take in as much info as possible and this will give me extra motivation! I need new socks 😎
Gotta get me some of those socks!
Wow, what a great idea! 😍
Been looking for a way to add an MV to the lab! (Now I just have to win it?)
Does this reply count, I haven't been on here in quite some time 🙂
Even though I'm still working in the office everyday (so far) this could be fun.
I am in Michigan and its still cold outside, the socks could be dual purposed as hand and feet warmers.
Side note, working at home I won't have to wear those pesky shoes that hide them.
Cool, i like this contests Meredith
Working from home can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be!
This is not going to last forever. Even though it seems like that it is a possibility.
Wow! This is the quite possibly the best contest yet! And the ultimate prize is the best yet!
Killer! Love that we have a good option for learning and sharing while so many of us are adjusting our routines.
I will be pending to answer the following post, but I would like to know how I can enter umbrella licenses in the MX and MR Cheers.
One of those Meraki Community mugs would look good on my desk!
It's been a pleasure to join the Meraki community. As we all are working from home and doing or best for organization similarly Meraki team also doing great work for arranging these types of contests. All the best for everyone for doing such a great job.
I love my Meraki flannel, its cold in this basement office!
As someone coming in a bit from the cold, this is great news! I have so much stuff to catch up on, but will definately prioritize this after I finish az-900, hopefully monday.
Studywise, this corona thing doesn't seem so bad. Now we just need to keep our employers going and keep our jobs.
@Guillermo_G_D, here's the KB on Meraki-Umbrella Integration and license claiming/activation.
Does that take care of it?
Awesome!!!! Time to get a new gift from Meraki :).
So, how are you guys studying?
I haven't yet attended any seminars or courses. I heard from a guy at work he just did a webinar/lab which was pretty good, and he got an AP. However, to do some worthwhile labbing you need more than that. A buddy got like a firewall, a switch and and AP for attending a "training day" a couple of years or so ago.
Am I missing out, or have Meraki started giving out less hardware lately?
Also: GRETA-ALERT: The subscriptions have run out for buddy, and now he's left with basically bricked devices that Meraki don't care about. 😕
I'll start with a +5 comment here. Nice!
TCAM/ERROR ^^ it looks like your buddy just attended one of Merakis webinars whereby you’ll receive an AP. If he wishes to carry on using the device he’ll need to procure a new license.
Those that have received an AP, switch and MX have attended the CMNA training.
I absolutely want those socks! They are beautiful ! 😍
Oh, and can I please have an MV32? I already own the Stess Buster, Stickers and socks 😁
That rings a bell!
So, is there no way to attend the CMNA training remote?
If you know, could you please explain the different types of training/certification?
Yo, Meromsiez, where dat Schawg at? 😙
personally I’ve only attended the training at the Meraki offices in London.
This contest would be a good time to compare unusual Meraki SWAG.
Old School Speaker for iPhone
Uucert: Hm. Seems like CMNA grant the FW+SW+AP, but requires instructor-led (albeit free), while the ECMS1 seems to be nearly identical but online, and doesn't send you the hardware.
Well, instructor led is not gonna happen for a long time, lol. We can't even work from the office unless we can't do it remote. 🙂
I REALLY like that Meraki Gnome.
Check out this very nice Meraki pen
Behold a picture a vintage era Swedish paperclip box. Complete with paperclips!
Nota bene: Gratuitous ö, and sideways picture.
I'm trying here, ya filthy animals!
The Meraki gnome is awesome! Should have it guarding a server rack ...
Adam-Baxter: Silence you fool! The Meraki Gnome holds no candle to The Sock.
The precious Meraki sock is what I must have.
Yes I support TCAM_ERROR. One sock each means twice as many people get one!
A single Meraki sock or 2 differnt Meraki socks would be nice addition to the wardrobe ...
Wait a minute, I assumed it would be a PAIR of socks. I'm gonna have to think abot this.
On the one hand, it's a really nice sock.
On the other hand, I might end up killing myself or an innocent bystander looker for its mate.
Last time I had to make a choice like this:
Also got me one of these
Don’t diss the Gnome TCAM, he’s a valid member of the engineering team
Thank you for the WFH contest, it's been quite crazy working for a school district with all of this going on.
Thank you Meredith!
UCcert: I used to have Gnome on my team. (Un)fortunately, Eeyore moved in his turf. That guy doesn't mess around. I shall speak no more, lest I incur the wrath of E who shall not be named.
They have asked for social distancing, but we are coming together as meraki community, learning and sharing. Thanks @MeredithW
for infusing some energy also prizes as bonus.
No matter who wins this, I am clearly deserving of an online CMNA course complete with hardware goodies!
It's only right!
winter is coming... i need them socks 😁
With Cisco Meraki, you can just stay at HOME.
Well, thanks for offering a contest to keep us sane during a time when many of us are quarantined at home. It's my pleasure to be a part of such a cool community! Let's get the party started with the 5 points for this comment.
I'd like to send extra kudos to the @Simple post with work from home tips for us all. These three resonated with me in particular:
Tomorrow will be much better. Stay safe and healthy everyone and thanks again.
socks, drink bottles, mugs.. all good things
Would be nice to win some swag! 🙂
Imagine, possibility to win some Meraki gifts !!!!
Thanks to @MeredithW and I crossfingers….
One day, maybe I will walk in the servers room with my new swag and drinking a coffee with my Meraki mug, and Don't forget the MV32, follow me !!!
Big Brother is watching you 😂🤣
#stay at home
Great initiative to get closer with Meraki.
This is amazing and would love to have the MV HW in the lab for my development of API integration
wow, that's a nice one!
Some outside activities are most welcome these days.
This is great adventure.
But I keep wondering why Africa is always left out of all these contest and challenges. What about community members who are not members on the eligible countries, how will they be a part of all these goodies?
I think those of us from Africa countries need to be included.
That's awesome, I would like to get more into Meraki, it has real potential.
Also the socks are cool.
Took me a while to post. I was busy washing my hands with lots of soap and water. Who knew?
I'd love some of the cool Meraki swag. Can NEVER have enough coffee cups, although a camera would be really nice too.
I love this idea!!!! Wasn't there a Meraki dog on here at some point?
Looking forward to some cool Meraki swag!
Here, have some kudos y'all!
Unfortunately @Maui_Meraki_Dog is no longer with me. My wife ended up becoming severely allergic to him and we had to give him up. He's with a good family though! He has a new brother (another chihuahua) and his new owners have two little girls that absolutely adore him.
Awesome idea @MeredithW and thanks for doing this. I am really liking the looks of those socks and mugs.
Thank you all who gave me thumbs up. WFH comes with its own benefits. Just consider the time that we save on commute, gas, food though it makes a dent on the general economy. Together I am hopeful we will get through sooner if we act as a community. Excited to be in the contest.
Here is an email that I have been using. I tweak it a little each time I send it out to fit the recipient.
I trust that you are getting by with the “Safe at Home” order that Governor Evers (WI) has enacted due to CV-19! Regarding that order, I have a couple thoughts for you to consider. This does not need to be hard.
Simple Network Consulting has a couple of secure solutions for working from home. It’s one thing to say that workers will work remotely, and access sensitive and confidential information via the internet. It’s another to be able to assure executive management that information is protected, and compliance mandates are met. Please let me know if you have any availability to connect in the coming weeks to discuss.
Thanks for the invite and setting up. Could we have somethings like tips and guidelines also. 🙂
Excellent, let's bring this community to another level! 🤘
I work from home, but the camera could be placed in kids room, so we can monitoring they behaviour 🙂
Great idea to not only increase community participation, but also to help out those of us who might be feeling less connected to our teams or others. Also, since I'm sure a lot of us are overwhelmed with user requests during this time of users working from home, it helps to talk among other like-minds and not only with troubled end-users. 😉
@Goodnight - what kinds of tips and guidelines are you looking for? Related to the community or to Meraki products?
So far work from home seems to be half again as busy as normal, with longer hours. But this will make a nice break. Thanks for putting it together!
Thanks for Meraki for this contest, this what i wish, for the winner reward from what describe above, from kudos, from question what we ask, for suggestion for some question, that fair for me.
Cool mugs and socks
Whats the quickest way to bring 3g or 4g up ?
Im not that active but a sticker would be nice 🙂
Hm .. Do You do statistics on what countries actually gets considered when allocating prized / NiceStuff ?
I hope this is a success, this can be a really great moral booster in these times.
@ShaquilleDaniel I will post every Monday tagging everyone who has reached Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3!
I bet the initial application for that nice Meraki camera won't be monitoring the dog, or keeping an eye on the kids....
It'll be monitoring the security of the precious precious toilet paper, bottled water, and canned food stash.
Motion detect, guard my precioussss.....
Let's do this!!!
Looking forward to diving right in.
You know how people dream about winning the big lottery and what they would do with all the money, even though they have a greater chance of being struck by lightening, twice?
How about sharing a photo of where you would mount your MV32 camera if you happened to win the dream.
@PhilipDAth I’ve been on demos where the cameras have been in SE’s homes and the engineer has built a full Lego city and put the camera above or in to demo it’s capabilities. This is the dream.
this is an awesome competition! I'd love to see how those fisheye cameras look and this would be a great way to test them out