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🎁 🍰 🎈 Happy 1st Birthday, Meraki Community! 🎈 🍰 🎁

Community Manager



It’s hard to believe that our little community is 1 year old today. And what a year it has been!


In our first year, we’ve amassed over 20,000 pieces of content posted by over 3,000 individuals. We have had 1.3 MILLION page views from all over the world.



But we’re not just stats. Allow me to reminisce a little... remember our lost gnome, or when we gained our first dog community member? And how about the cat door powered by Meraki, and the amazing before-and-after pictures from the Spring Cleaning contest?!


gnome-snacks.jpg  Photo by Mr_IT_GuyPhoto by Mr_IT_Guy  Image by MichelRugerImage by MichelRuger  Photos by iHoodyPhotos by iHoody


More seriously, we also very much appreciate all of the feedback you have all provided over the course of the year (yes, even the IPv6 thread) as well as the amazing support and technical advice you all have provided for each other. A few standout threads: WPA2 Vulnerabilities, β€œKRACK”, VU#2285191 with over 28,000(!!) views, Meraki VPN Client with 9,900 views, and vMX100 Azure Cloud with 123 replies. Wow!


Of course, you, our community members, say it best. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from our latest feedback survey:


The Meraki community is just... FUNTASTIC! I have never been a part of a community which is so diverse yet knowledgeable in all aspects of technology not just networking!!!!


Let's Celebrate!

Although 10,000+ members is too many to invite to our birthday party, we do have a party favor for you all... BADGES! Each community member who joined in our first year will get a profile badge showing off your early-adopter status (stay tuned; the badge will appear later today!).




We're also having a party here in the office; I'll post pictures this afternoon! (UPDATE: Here are the pictures!)


Year 1 Awards 

We'd also like to recognize some stand-out contributors from our first year with our Year 1 awards. Each of you will receive an awesome metal astronaut pin as a small token of our appreciation.




πŸ† MVP πŸ†

mvp.pngIt goes without saying that @PhilipDAth has been a huge part of the success of this community’s first year. With over 3,000 posts (that’s an average of 8 a day!!!), 1,200 kudos, and almost 200 solutions, Philip has generously lent his time and expertise to all of us here. THANK YOU, PHILIP!


🍻The Regulars 🍻

Some of you have been helping out consistently this entire year, and you've become familiar faces around here. Please join me in thanking and congratulating these 35 members who have posted in 8 or more of the past 12 months.


πŸ‘The Kudosers πŸ‘

Ok, β€œkudosers” isn’t a word, but maybe it should be. Many thanks to our 24 top kudos-givers for encouraging the community with their kudosy feedback! (24 is in honor of the 12 months we've been around!)




πŸ’š MVMs (Most Valuable Merakians) πŸ’š

We'd be remiss if we didn't recognize the folks here at Meraki who have shared their expertise with the community. Many thanks to our top ten Merakian members of the Meraki Community (as measured by number of posts)! Your contributions have been invaluable.




Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has contributed to this community over the past year. We can’t wait to see what the next one brings!



πŸ’š πŸ₯‚ 🎈 🍰 🎁 πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰
πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‚ 🎁 🍰 🎈 πŸ₯‚ πŸ’š



P.S. A quick logistical note β€” if your name was mentioned in this post, stay tuned for an email from me to confirm the mailing address for your astronaut pin. Here's the picture of it yet again, because it's so fabulous.



Comes here often

Happy 1st Birthday to all in Meraki Community!

Comes here often
Congrats Meraki Community !!!
Just browsing



Congratulations and Happy Birthday to our Meraki Community!

Building a reputation

Hi Meraki Team Hi Caroline,


It makes a lot of Fun to be part of this Team. It is great to see what has been done in the first Year.

Let go continue this way and we will be the biggest community of Cisco if we are 5 Year old πŸ™‚


Regards Michel Rueger the Swiss part of the Community Smiley Happy

Building a reputation

Only joined a couple of days ago - hopefully just squeezed into the 1 yr early adopter - lol πŸ™‚


Didn't realise these forums had only been around for such a short period of time considering the number of posts and replies and views - good job community - keep it up.


and a big Well done to all @Team Meraki too



Getting noticed

Congratulations Meraki community !!!

We here in Brazil are very happy with the solution. And we will continue forever!

Congratulations CarolineS !

Here to help

Congratulations Meraki community and Happy Birthday.......!!!!

Comes here often

Congratulations Meraki Community and keep up the amazing work!!!

Comes here often

Happy Birthday to the Community! How time flies! I look forward to many more posts and sharing of valuable information! Party time!!!

Here to help

Happy happy Birthday Community, keep up the fun times. Now PARTY!!!!


Happy 1st Birthday!!!Happy 1st Birthday!!!


I think your time would be better spent implementing IPV6 then worrying about the age of the community.



Kind of a big deal


Community Manager

The promised photos of our in-office celebration! Wish you all could have been there... maybe next year πŸ™‚


Astronaut Cake & CupcakesAstronaut Cake & Cupcakes


All ready to party!All ready to party!

 Astronaut pins & bubbles - the makings of an excellent celebrationAstronaut pins & bubbles - the makings of an excellent celebration


Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday to you....


Miss Dixie would really like some cakeMiss Dixie would really like some cake




Meraki Alumni (Retired)

As part of the celebration, we raised a glass to all of you, the members of the Meraki Community. Though we sometimes casually refer to the "Community" as a place, it's the group of people that really make a community, and you all have made it welcoming, informative, and fun over the past year. Thank you for a great first year, and we're super excited about what's ahead!

Community Manager

Your pins are in the mail! Here's our team working hard to get them all packed up (fueled by homemade oatmeal cookies πŸͺ).





Here to help

Congrats to everyone who contributes to make this space so useful!

I need to visit more. So much valuable stuff here I am missing out on πŸ™‚

Kind of a big deal

Got my pin. Thanks!IMG_20180828_132943.jpg


Community Manager

@jdsilva - woohoo! FedEx international continually impresses me!!