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Our first video challenge: Share your top Meraki tip — and win big!

Community Manager


It has been a little while since we ran a Community Challenge — but I think this one will be the best yet! It certainly has the best prizes.


This time around, we’re trying something a little different — VIDEOS! We want to learn how YOU use Meraki.


This Month’s Challenge

Submit a short video explaining how you use Meraki to save you time. What’s a tip or trick you would pass along to a friend?


UPDATE: Congratulations to @BrothersTM for winning our GRAND PRIZE — a Meraki MV — for his Switch Port Tagging video!


Here’s our own response to this challenge for inspiration, produced by Technical Evangelist @AdamB:



How to enter

Submit your 30 second to 2 minute-long video in a comment on this blog post before 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, July 9.


Making a video is easy! You can use a screencasting utility such as screencastify or record yourself with your smartphone.


Once you have the video file, you can upload it directly via the comment editor or embed a video posted on YouTube or another video site, as shown below: Step 1. Select "Video" from the editorStep 1. Select "Video" from the editor

Step 2. Upload your video directly or embed one from YouTubeStep 2. Upload your video directly or embed one from YouTube

If you upload your video directly, please use MP4 or WMV format.* 


You are welcome to submit multiple videos! Please submit each in a separate comment on this blog post.


What can I win?

Since it’s a lot of work to create a video, EVERYONE** who enters the contest will receive a pair of our awesome argyle socks!


A team here at Meraki will narrow the submissions to the top 3 (based on accuracy, creativity, and production quality), who will win argyle socks PLUS a Meraki polo shirt and hat.


You, the community, will then vote on these top 3 submissions, determining the winner of… drum roll…


… a Meraki MV in the model of your choosing (21, 12, 71)!



So, in summary…

  1. Submit a video in a comment on this blog post by 1 p.m. Pacific Time on July 9, 2018 → Win Meraki argyle socks
  2. Meraki will narrow it down to the top 3 → Win Meraki argyle socks AND a Meraki polo AND a Meraki hat
  3. Community will vote for the grand prize winner → Win Meraki argyle socks AND a Meraki polo AND a Meraki hat AND a Meraki MV, in the model of your choosing, with a 3-year license


Start your cameras (or screen-capture apps!)




* All accepted video formats: H.264, MPEG-4 (MP4), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.261, H.263, Motion-JPEG, VP-6, WMV-8, WMV-9, or VC-1. Note that .MOV videos are not supported, but can be converted to a supported format via an online MOV converter.


** EVERYONE = community members who meet the eligibility criteria and submit video(s) that adhere to the contest rules



The fine print

  • Entries must be submitted by 1 p.m. Pacific Time on July 9, 2018 as a comment on this blog post
  • Entries must be in a video format, between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long, and answer the question “How do you use Meraki to save you time?”
  • Multiple entries are allowed. Please submit each video as a separate comment. Each participant receive one pair of socks regardless of the number of entries. 
  • Prizes are subject to availability.
  • Full terms, conditions, and eligibility information 
Kind of a big deal

@CHN I think you might need to convert your video to MP4 and upload it again. 

Here to help

Hi guys. Sorry I'm late for this contest. Been on a well-deserved vacation.


Physically locating access points on a map are very helpful for me. I upload floor plans to the portal to locate the actual WAPs. This is is very helpful when working remote. I hope you guys this tip helpful as well!


Here to help

Security - security - security.


My top 4 tips to secure a Meraki network by leveraging the full-stack!


Here to help

I still say the killer (& time-saving) feature of Meraki is the site to site VPN. My somewhat humerus take on non-Meraki vs Meraki site to site VPN setup. Man Wink



Please be kind - this was literally the first video I ever edited!

Meraki and Alexa. Many people say that this is all gimmick, but it certainly helped my customer to achieve what he wanted. Gimmick? I think not 😉
Here to help

@andy1 Now that is really cool. Are you planning/willing to share the code you used?

New here

Hello there! Here's my tip! 🙂


Community Manager

Thanks to everyone who entered! Submissions are now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the top 3 entries on Wednesday (July 11). The community will then vote on those three entries to determine the grand prize winner.

Community Manager

And, we have a winner!! Congratulations to @BrothersTM for receiving the most votes for his video tip, Switch Port Tagging