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:
Congrats @Julian, @GregScarlett, and @anakrre! 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.😳
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:
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.
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
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.
In my home cave!!!! 👽🤖👕
At home, in my living room with my children's school stuff….
It is modern home office !!!! 😉
here from Spain Working at home for the last 15 days and we think for at least 1 month more..
Here in Sydney working at home. Meraki's take care of keeping me online and keeping my feet warm too.
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
And this is what 3 weeks of working from home has done to me! This then turned into the Pen Pineapple dance....
Current office space and data room.
I got a small space for my office 🙂
Does schooling from home qualify?
Me and my wife... A big, big, big world in a very little kitchen! 😉 Peace from North-West Italy! 🤗
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.
The many faces of the con call...
Is not so bad smart office
I think my roommate and I are getting too comfortable working from home... and we might have too much Meraki for our own good 😄
Tough to Work
They got me in the basement but that's were the Lego's are 🙂
Breadmaking day at my home office...
Protegido y con Meraki !
Pituto and I working at home.
Hey I am sandboxed at home.
Da Lat - VietNam
Still configuring AP's for deployment when able to get back on campus...
Working at Home... Every Time!!
Me during the "CV-19" isolation period. Look... I even have my isolation haircut! LOL
@msancliment my cats always do things like that 🤣🤣🤣
Business shirt + boardshorts = great professional meeting.
Still making sure our customers have stable and fast wifi 🙂
This is my view in the homeoffice.
Working on some Meraki MX performance monitoring script.
Still enabling new customers onto the Meraki platform, will work from anywhere all we need is connectivity.
Find the error ??
The Meraki Mug (tm) is missing !!! (hint hint) ..
My network as gone to the dogs!
Who you gonna call when a site goes red?
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!!
My Lovely posted a couple of pictures to make it feel more "homey".
*Docking Station? We don't need no stinking Docking Station!
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.
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!
Working from home! 100% UtilityNet (Meraki)
Shinny Happy People smiling during the Channel Ops Global Meeting - covering North & South America, UK, Japan, China & Australia!
MOD NOTE: Edited photo to obscure names
My wife and Son's station...
Also, my son having a very important meeting with Todd (upside down, for some reason)
Set up my virtual background:) Don't mind my work from home attire - just keeping it real!
This is me feeling pleased with myself for getting dressed in 'outdoor' clothes and getting productive in this new WFH routine.
This is my work(home)place
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.
Home-office done right!
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.
I am having e-learning class with my kindergarten schoolmates 😛
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 😄
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.
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.
Lots of Meraki Swag and Gear in this photo! WFH to the max!
1-5 screens, take your pick.
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.
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.)
Meraki Gnomes are our special guests in our afternoon tea party!
Meraki home lab making work productive and fun!
It looks like my three colleagues received word overnight and they're sending me a message today... Safety first! Gnome unions are real.
The world at my fingertips...
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.
Adapting to working from Home. My new Co-Worker is enjoying all of this home time.
Been a home office warrior on and off since 1999. Newest addition is the work laptop and monitor on the left.
And the winners are..... @Julian, @GregScarlett, and @anakrre! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Congratulations and thanks so much to everyone who participated!