[WINNERS ANNOUNCED] Photo Contest: Be featured in the Cisco Meraki Quarterly!

MeredithW
Community Manager

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UPDATE: We were blown away by the volume of entries this round, and though it was extra hard to choose, we are thrilled to announce the winners featured in today's webinar:

 

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Congrats @Julian@GregScarlett, and @sasas! Huge thanks to everyone for sharing your photos 🙂  

 

The Cisco Meraki Quarterly webinar is just around the corner (you can register here), and we’re excited to bring back the photo contest! In this contest, we ask you to submit photos based on a theme. The winning photo will be featured as the cover image for the Meraki Quarterly Webinar held on April 9th.

 

This round, we are looking to see your unique work from home setups. For those of us who are new to the remote-working life, some last minute cobbling together of office-like environments may have been in order. 

 

Living in a house with other novice teleworkers, I, for one, have had to line my closet with couch cushions and blast the soothing sounds of the ocean to secure some peace and quiet. It’s less home office and more hibernation cave.😳

 

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From March 31st to April 8th, submit a photo via comment on this post showing us your work from home setup. We’d love to see all manner of work from home environments, but, of course, the more creative the better!

 

Here is an example of how @CarolineS is taking care of business with her co-workers at home:

 

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How to enter

Submit your photo for consideration by simply posting it as a comment on this blog post by April 8th 12pm PDT. Submissions will be public throughout the contest.

 

Photo Requirements

Theme: Working from Home

Suggested Dimensions: Landscape orientation preferred. Ideally a 16:9 aspect ratio.

File Size: Max 10Mb

Note: Do not add text to your photo; we will be placing the webinar title on top of your photo submission

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Photos are due by Wednesday, April 8, at 12pm Pacific. 
  • Photos will only be considered if they are posted on this thread. 
  • Feel free to submit multiple entries.
  • Entries will be judged based on the photos artistic quality, creativity, and representation of the "Working from Home" theme.
  • Do not submit photos that include your full face and other personally-identifying information (PII). 
  • See the complete terms, conditions, and eligibility information for further information.
84 Comments
PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

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I even managed to sneak in the "Security made simple" message.

 

 

This photo has the "Security made simple" message on the big monitor, the Umbrella dashboard on the small monitor, and AnyConnect waiting to be used.

 

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kYutobi
Kind of a big deal

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In my home cave!!!! 👽🤖👕

cwf
Getting noticed

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MeredithW
Community Manager

@cwf 😂I'm sensing a hint in this photo

Alex67
Here to help

At home, in my living room with my children's school stuff….

It is modern home office !!!!  😉

 

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Julian
Getting noticed

here from Spain Working at home for the last 15 days and we think for at least 1 month more.. 

 

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AngusB
Comes here often

Here in Sydney working at home. Meraki's take care of keeping me online and keeping my feet warm too.

 

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

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My sanctuary from the  3 children, 2 cats, 2 puppies and wife :-). Can you spot the Meraki swag?  Also a little note on my wallboard from my Daughter x


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And this is what 3 weeks of working from home has done to me!  This then turned into the Pen Pineapple dance....

Jwiley78
Building a reputation

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Current office space and data room.

 

MagnusK
Here to help

I got a small space for my officeI got a small space for my office

 

I got a small space for my office 🙂

CarolineS
Community Manager

@MagnusK nice puzzle! I'm currently working on one too... 

 

Have pretty much completed the easy parts...Have pretty much completed the easy parts...

 

Trisha
Here to help

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Andrewbluepiano
Getting noticed

Does schooling from home qualify?

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Supertec
Comes here often

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Gabriele
Here to help

Me and my wife... A big, big, big world in a very little kitchen! IMG_20200316_125051.jpgIMG_20200318_175931.jpg😉 Peace from North-West Italy! 🤗

 

jpauley1980
Conversationalist

They had us bring home everything from our cubes to setup home workstations, I spent 3.5 hours cleaning my home office to make room.  It also finally got me motivated to get my Meraki CMNA lab out of the box and get it setup for demos and lab testing since I have a little down time right now.

 

 

 

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NHBrit
Conversationalist

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ncowger
Here to help

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Carmelo
Conversationalist

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GeorgeA
Comes here often

I think my roommate and I are getting too comfortable working from home... and we might have too much Meraki for our own good 😄

 

In case I fall asleep in this next meetingIn case I fall asleep in this next meetingHygene is so important during these trying timesHygene is so important during these trying times

msanclimenti
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Tough to WorkGet off my laptop pleaseGet off my laptop please

LegoGeek
Getting noticed

They got me in the basement but that's were the Lego's are 🙂

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Cali
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Breadmaking day at my home office... Another day at the home office…Another day at the home office…Taken a break to make breadTaken a break to make breadHomemade sourdoughHomemade sourdoughDelicious!Delicious!

BlueLakeNetwork
Conversationalist

Meraki Powered. Plus a Massage Chair.  Nothing Better.Meraki Powered. Plus a Massage Chair. Nothing Better.

sebastianfranco
Here to help

Protegido y con Meraki !

 

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Abarreto
Conversationalist

Pituto and I working at home.Pituto and I working at home.

 

Pituto and I working at home.

PKhoudiakov
Just browsing

at home I have very strong support on my side ;)at home I have very strong support on my side 😉

 

 

rthiaga
Conversationalist

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Hey I am sandboxed at home.

KhoaPham
Conversationalist

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Da Lat - VietNam

BillJ
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Clean desk...rightClean desk...rightStill configuring AP's for deployment when able to get back on campus...IMG_5813.jpg

ArteckMX
Conversationalist

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Working at Home... Every Time!!

TimothyS
Here to help

Me during the "CV-19" isolation period. Look... I even have my isolation haircut! LOLIMG_6503.JPG

MeredithW
Community Manager

Be sure to submit your questions for the webinar here!

ArteckMX
Conversationalist

@msancliment my cats always do things like that 🤣🤣🤣

 

RSTOCK
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bmcginn
Conversationalist

IMG_E5520.JPGBusiness shirt + boardshorts = great professional meeting.

JesperMortensen
Here to help

Still making sure our customers have stable and fast wifi 🙂

 

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Solution_arch
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This is my view in the homeoffice. 

 

 

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Kivi
Comes here often

Working on some Meraki MX performance monitoring script.

 

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Faizel187
Comes here often

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BigRay
Conversationalist

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Still enabling new customers onto the Meraki platform, will work from anywhere all we need is connectivity.

Thygesen
Building a reputation

 

Find the error ??

The Meraki Mug (tm) is missing !!! (hint hint) ..

 

 

 

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RTP-Ken
Conversationalist

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Oh No!

 

My network as gone to the dogs!

Who you gonna call when a site goes red?

 

ASheppard970
Here to help

My wife was already working from home when this all came down, and it just wasn't cutting it for the two of us to be in the same office together.  She would get a client call and need to leave the room (for privacy sake) or I would get on a conference call and she would need to leave the room (seeing a pattern here?).  So I moved into an alcove in our basement (where I had a desk already setup for another business), found an old 32" flat screen TV with an HDMI input, scrounged an old keyboard and mouse (*and something else...see pics!) and I was off to the races.  Added a BT headset for conference calls and an old HD USB camera for video (see, being a packrat DOES come in handy sometimes!! ;-).

 

My wife is wonderful in that she brings me breakfast and lunch down here, so I'm not forlorn.  I do have a spacious "rec room" at my disposal, so I could workout...but just haven't gotten there yet.  My fat arse does remind every so often to get up and stretch, which I do, and the "meeting room" (read "loo") is just steps away so I'm pretty well set.

 

Take care, everyone, and stay safe.  We will get through this!!

 

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My Lovely posted a couple of pictures to make it feel more "homey".

 

 

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*Docking Station? We don't need no stinking Docking Station!

Exigere
Here to help

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tantony
Head in the Cloud

Here's my simple home office.  Working on Meraki MX68, then on the right side working on 3D and Python.  The red light is the Raspberry Pi.

 

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Glenn1
Conversationalist

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DouglasOpp
Comes here often

My wife was ahead of me getting assigned to work from home so I got the backup office at the back of the family room!

 

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Elizabeth
Comes here often

UtilityNet Working from Home!UtilityNet Working from Home!

 

Working from home! 100% UtilityNet (Meraki)

Rita
Meraki Employee

 

Shinny Happy People smiling during the Channel Ops Global Meeting - covering North & South America, UK, Japan, China & Australia! 

 

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MOD NOTE: Edited photo to obscure names

 

MerakiMatt2013
Meraki Employee

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My wife and Son's station... 

 

Also, my son having a very important meeting with Todd (upside down, for some reason)

 

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SDSmithers
Meraki Employee

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Set up my virtual background:) Don't mind my work from home attire - just keeping it real!

HelenF
Meraki Employee

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 This is me feeling pleased with myself for getting dressed in 'outdoor' clothes and getting productive in this new WFH routine.

ScottChauncey
Meraki Employee

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SAdLJr
Conversationalist

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samfromcisco
Comes here often

Life's Good!Life's Good!

RonG
Here to help

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CarolineS
Community Manager

We love all of these submissions!! BUT — if you've submitted, you may be getting a little tired of getting an email notification about each additional post (as fun as they are 😀). You can feel free to "Unsubscribe" using the three-dot menu in the upper right of the main post (link). Screenshot below to clarify what I mean.

 

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TiagoSouza
Just browsing

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Home-office done right! 

GregScarlett
New here

Coco loves her MX65W! This is her favourite spot in the house and now that we're working from home, she loves it even more.

 

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BTee
Here to help

MR74 in the backgroundMR74 in the background

Anson1937
Meraki Employee

 

I am having e-learning class with my kindergarten schoolmates 😛

 

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The_Machine
Here to help

Living the Home Office Dream - well connected with Cisco and Meraki kit, all this with a view!Living the Home Office Dream - well connected with Cisco and Meraki kit, all this with a view!

 

 

Roger_Beurskens
Building a reputation

I'm lucky my home-office is well equipped and spacious in our basement.


At this point i'm not complaining just missing the interaction with my colleagues.

MS teams isn't really like a normal meeting.....

 

the plus points.....

- Faster pc (instead of a laptop)

- Bigger screens 2x27" in stead of 2x24"

- 250Mbit internet connection (capped by MX64 😞 ) just for a few people compared to 100Mbit for 50 people.

- listening to music without headphones

- perfect WiFi 😄 

 

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Renata
Comes here often

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NathanG
Meraki Employee

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Reposting this from my LinkedIn

 

As a remote employee at Cisco, I've been #workingfromhome for the last 3.5 years. Being a geek, my tech setup is something I've tweaked through numerous iterations.


A few things I wouldn't want to do without:
1. My #cisco #webex DX80 TP unit. Makes meetings and sharing content so much more immersive, and doubles as a second screen when I need it.
2. An ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio primary monitor. The realestate of two screens, without losing anything down the middle.
3. Ergotron medical trolly to dock my laptop and carry my monitor. Allows me to sit and stand, and lets me to roll my setup to a different part of the house when I want to switch things up.
4. #meraki MX68 handling dual carrier internet services, SD-WAN, prioritisation and shaping, VPN, security, content filtering and the rest.
5. Reliable power via APC UPS, Fronius solar inverter (with API access integrated with Meraki API) and a generator with a week worth of fuel.

nikbhard
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MattWhite
Meraki Employee

WFH is nothing new for me, been doing it for ~15 years now.

 

Welcome to the Home Office/Panic Room/Undisclosed Location behind a secret bookshelf I can open with Siri!  Soundproof inside... and out.  Which is nice, because all the gear is in the next room over.

 

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Korey
Meraki Employee

Lots of Meraki Swag and Gear in this photo! WFH to the max!KR-WFH.jpg

SkiDoggyDogg
Meraki Employee

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RobH
Comes here often

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1-5 screens, take your pick.

cwf
Getting noticed

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Kilian
Meraki Employee

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BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Weeeeeelll here is my entry.

 

With my three favorite colleagues, and the two dashboards that matter these days, the Meraki dashboard, and the COVID-19 one.

 

Cheerz!

 

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WWWolf
Here to help

Unfortunately some of us IT folk are still holding down the fort handling the local issues that aren't so easy to do remotely.  (Hey, someone has to change out the backup tapes, even if they are redundant.)

sasas
Meraki Employee

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Meraki Gnomes are our special guests in our afternoon tea party!

 

Pulkit_Mittal
Getting noticed

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Meraki home lab making work productive and fun!

BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

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It looks like my three colleagues received word overnight and they're sending me a message today... Safety first! Gnome unions are real.

Patmal
Comes here often

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The world at my fingertips...

JennyN
New here

I graduated undergrad back in December '19 and this was my graduation gift to myself. My absolute pride and joy where gaming and productivity meet.

 

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TomD1
Comes here often

the place that all the work get donethe place that all the work get done

SDanton
Comes here often

Adapting to working from Home.  My new Co-Worker is enjoying all of this home time.

 

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EB_HelenaMT
Conversationalist

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Been a home office warrior on and off since 1999.  Newest addition is the work laptop and monitor on the left.

MeredithW
Community Manager