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Learn more about your community peers in our Member Spotlight!

Community Manager

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Here at Meraki, we have a LOT of appreciation for our community members. Truly, we wouldn’t have such an active and helpful community without you (and it’d be pretty lonely). But the value of your contributions can’t always be quantified by kudos or solutions, and we feel that this shouldn’t prevent you from receiving some well-deserved recognition.

 

So, starting today, we are instituting the monthly Member Spotlight! Every month, we’ll feature a member who has recently been contributing in a noteworthy way, be it through a highly kudoed post, an increased number of solutions authored, or even through recommendations from your peers.

 

For our first Member Spotlight, we chose to recognize @Nick. His contributions to the community have skyrocketed 🚀 recently, and we thought he’d be the perfect candidate to kick this off! In just the past month, Nick has received 60 kudos, written 128 replies, and authored his first two official solutions.

 

Congrats Nick!

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Tell us a little bit about your background.

I started breaking computers at a very early age. I was always interested in them, specifically the Mac environment. While I looked at careers I fell into IT! I specialise in Enterprise Apple, storage and networking. Networking is the newest area but the one I'm most interested in with the advent of Meraki that really pulled my interest. Using Meraki makes building and managing networks a pleasant thing to do.

 

What’s your favorite thing about participating in the community?

I really enjoy three things about the community the most. The wide range of diverse questions and setups (which leads to a greater understanding of what you can do!), the humour and how friendly and willing to help people are. We all clearly love Meraki products and what they bring us, so it seems we're all happy to help others who are on the same path as us.

 

Is there any particular Meraki product / feature that you’re particularly fond of or couldn’t live without?

That is a difficult one... There are quite a few really. I'd have to summarise and say The Dashboard. Being able to see things so clearly, run tests in the same tab, have unparalleled visibility on the network. Then hop to another network in seconds. Can't go back to the old way now. One particular shout out for being able to locate the switch port by plugging in and hitting the interface of an MS unit. That has saved lots of time when taking over old unloved sites. Also... aluminium finish. Keep it! Just standardise all the power lights to be white please!

 

What’s your advice to folks looking to move to the next level in their Meraki / networking knowledge?

Really, as potentially boring as it sounds: read the documentation at https://documentation.meraki.com — it’s very good. Once you've done that, just get in there and start making things happen. A lot of Meraki's power is its simplicity, how it turns difficult jobs into a click and working situation.

 

Thanks, Nick!

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Great job, Nick!

A model citizen

Thank you @MeredithW, the Community team and the Meraki techs that assist with it. 

 

A lot of work goes in to building a fun and helpful community. It is certainly something I appreciate. 

 

Thanks also to the contributors and members. We wouldn’t be here without you all. I’ve certainly learnt a lot from the people posting here and hope to continue to do so. This Community houses a lot of knowledgable people. 

 

Big green thumbs up 👍🏼

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Nice one @Nick !

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Well done @Nick.

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Aha! My nominee :P. Gratz @Nick 

Community Manager

@Nick - now I kinda want to change our kudos button from a green arrow to a "Big green thumbs up"  👍

 

Nice work!

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Well deserved attention @Nick ! Keep up the good work. 

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Thanks all! @BrechtSchamp 👍 Really appreciate the welcome and recognition 

 

@CarolineS yes Green thumbs up would be excellent!

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Kudos @Nick!!!

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KUDOS!Cat Happy @Nick