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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

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@cjw wrote:

I am Chris and started with TCP/IP internals and decoding Ethernet frames many years ago. Back in 1997 I started working at a consulting firm and had a great time designing and installing LANs and WANs. The first time I heard of Meraki and the management from the cloud, I had a negative view. But once I sat down and started to began to manage an installation, I instantly changed my mind and fell in love with the product! I thought that the UX is SOO intuitive easy to use. I have expertise designing network solutions with LANs, WANs, data center, and some firewalls.

@cjw - That's the kind of story we like to hear!!

 

From this community, I am looking for assistance with designing solutions. Sometimes I will have questions that the data sheets don't answer, but typically my peers would know the answer. 

Fantastic — please do ask your questions in the relevant product board in Product & Technology discussions. Though, hm — if it's a full-stack design question, I'm not honestly sure of the best place to put it. For now, just pick the product that is most relevant. Maybe we'll add a board for full-stack!

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hello everyone! I'm Matt, a Pre Sales Engineer and a recent college grad with a degree in computer science. I'm looking to bring the software and developing side to networking, and am looking forward to begin working with Meraki's API. 

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Hello All! I'm Daisuke, Solution consultant of SD-NW in Japan.

 

 

 

Our company is currently expanding across world, Hybrid-IT, SD-NW, and so on.

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Hi,

 

I am Abdus Samad Siddiqi. I am a senior Network Engineer.

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Hi all! 

 

Chris here. I work as a consultant at the Swedish company Koneo. I've been using/selling and preached about Meraki products for about 4years now. Good to have a nice forum like this to get/give help when needed.

 

Have a nice day everyone! 

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@mrush842 wrote:

Hello everyone! I'm Matt, a Pre Sales Engineer and a recent college grad with a degree in computer science. I'm looking to bring the software and developing side to networking, and am looking forward to begin working with Meraki's API. 


@mrush842 - thanks for joining us! Our API board is quite active - do feel free to ask questions there!

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@DAIDAI wrote:

Hello All! I'm Daisuke, Solution consultant of SD-NW in Japan.

Our company is currently expanding across world, Hybrid-IT, SD-NW, and so on.


Hi @DAIDAI and welcome to the Meraki Community! It's great to have you here.

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@AbdusSamad wrote:

I am Abdus Samad Siddiqi. I am a senior Network Engineer.


Welcome, @AbdusSamad! Thanks for joining us!

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@Stoffe wrote:

Chris here. I work as a consultant at the Swedish company Koneo. I've been using/selling and preached about Meraki products for about 4years now. Good to have a nice forum like this to get/give help when needed.


Hi @Stoffe - nice to meet you! Thanks for joining us. Looking forward to hearing from you in the Product & Technology discussions!

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Hello everyone,

 

My name is Thomas Terry and I am a 14 year US Army veteran that now works deploying Meraki devices for my company in the field. My certifications include Security +, ETA Fiber Optics Installer, and of course CMNO. I have six years of network administration experience and I have to say, Meraki is so much easier than the standard CLI. I'm joining this community so that I can expand my admin skills and learn everything there is to know about Meraki. Some of my hobbies include painting miniatures and pursuing my ever-elusive Tennessee Master Angler IV badge. 

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@Thomas_Terry wrote:

My name is Thomas Terry and I am a 14 year US Army veteran that now works deploying Meraki devices for my company in the field. My certifications include Security +, ETA Fiber Optics Installer, and of course CMNO. I have six years of network administration experience and I have to say, Meraki is so much easier than the standard CLI. I'm joining this community so that I can expand my admin skills and learn everything there is to know about Meraki. Some of my hobbies include painting miniatures and pursuing my ever-elusive Tennessee Master Angler IV badge. 


Hi @Thomas_Terry and welcome to the Meraki Community! Congrats on your CMNO - I see you just got your badge. You'll find our technical discussions to expand your admin skills in the Product & Technology discussions (and, before too long, we'll be adding some formal training materials as well). Cheers!

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Hi @CarolineS

Happy to be here. I'll make sure to check out Product & Tech Smiley Happy 

 

Have a really nice day! 

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Hi,

 

My name is Rakesh and i have completed my CMNO certificate recently. It gives me a great pleasure to be a part of this tech community.

 

 

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Hi, I'm Guy. a EMEA IT Manager based in London. 

Our organisation has a global footprint, with the majority having a Meraki MX & MR deployment. 

Last count, 64 networks across 20 odd Countries. 

 

Lurked for a while but thought I'd join and say hi! 

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Hello Everyone - My name is Damian and I am here to discover and explore the Meraki Community - and say "Woah!" when I see great content !! OK so that's my hello from me and hope to see everyone in the forums

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Lara. I work as the Wide Area Network Specialist for a K-12 district in North Carolina. I manage our firewall, content filter and Solarwinds servers. I'm also our hosted Gmail admin. I'm very excited about the current project that I'm working on. We are installing our own fiber to many of our sites now. Woop!!!

 

We have used Meraki for a long time now- definitely well before they were acquired by cisco. We use Meraki APs at all of our sites. It would be nice to get an MX but so far we don't have one. I really appreciate the intuitive nature and  granularity that Meraki offers in the dashboard.

 

When I'm not working or reading about more work, I like to play ingress, date, make jewelry and hang out at the water with friends.

 

That's a little about me and my boring little life in NC.

 

~Lara

 

 

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Hello my name Glenn Pfautsch.  I am the Associate Dean for the School of School of technology and also the IT Manager for the Stevens Henager Campuses in Nampa, Boise and with remote capabilities, Idaho Falls.  My work experience includes being a Service Manager for CompUSA and a National Service Manager for Micron Electronics, before becoming a higher education instructor.   My teaching experience includes 11 years as an instructor at Boise State University where I received the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Selland College in 2008 and 1 year at the College of Western Idaho.  I have served the last 8 ½ years as the Associate Dean at Stevens Henager College.  I hold certifications as a CCNA(Cisco Certified Network Associate), and CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional) in Cisco and currently holds a CCAI(Cisco Certified Academy Instructor), A+, and NET+ certifications, a MTA certification along with my new CMNA certification.  Enjoy meeting all of you and thank you for the training!!!!

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Hello Team,

 

Its really good to be here, my name is Henry I work as a Network Administrator @ PCIT Services ltd located in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada. We manage IT network infrastructures for different ranges of clients which includes; Oil Servicing companies, Law firms, government offices and Clinics.

 

I work with wide range of Meraki hardwares, which includes firewall appliances, switches and Access points.I also  a certified StorageCraft Engineer and manage backups for all our clients using ShadowProtect and Image Manager.

 

Thanks for having me onboard!

Henry Agu
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@RakeshBelsare wrote:

My name is Rakesh and i have completed my CMNO certificate recently. It gives me a great pleasure to be a part of this tech community. 


Hi @RakeshBelsare! Welcome to the Meraki Community, and congratulations on your CMNO. I see you just received your badge, also. We're glad you've joined us here.

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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@GuyWMD wrote:

 

Lurked for a while but thought I'd join and say hi! 


@GuyWMD - was it the socks? 🧦 😀

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@damianmclarnon wrote:

Hello Everyone - My name is Damian and I am here to discover and explore the Meraki Community - and say "Woah!" when I see great content !! OK so that's my hello from me and hope to see everyone in the forums


@damianmclarnon - WOAH! Welcome! 

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@X0X0X0 wrote:

My name is Lara. I work as the Wide Area Network Specialist for a K-12 district in North Carolina. I manage our firewall, content filter and Solarwinds servers. I'm also our hosted Gmail admin. I'm very excited about the current project that I'm working on. We are installing our own fiber to many of our sites now. Woop!!!

Welcome, @X0X0X0! Woop indeed!!

 

We have used Meraki for a long time now- definitely well before they were acquired by cisco. We use Meraki APs at all of our sites. It would be nice to get an MX but so far we don't have one. I really appreciate the intuitive nature and granularity that Meraki offers in the dashboard.

Maybe we'll have webinars one of these days that offer a free MX (I don't have any inside info, just hypothesizing / wishing on your behalf! 😀).

 

When I'm not working or reading about more work, I like to play ingress, date, make jewelry and hang out at the water with friends.

 

That's a little about me and my boring little life in NC.

Doesn't sound boring to me. Thanks for joining us, Lara!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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@GlennP wrote:

Hello my name Glenn Pfautsch.  I am the Associate Dean for the School of School of technology and also the IT Manager for the Stevens Henager Campuses in Nampa, Boise and with remote capabilities, Idaho Falls.  My work experience includes being a Service Manager for CompUSA and a National Service Manager for Micron Electronics, before becoming a higher education instructor.   My teaching experience includes 11 years as an instructor at Boise State University where I received the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Selland College in 2008 and 1 year at the College of Western Idaho.  I have served the last 8 ½ years as the Associate Dean at Stevens Henager College.  I hold certifications as a CCNA(Cisco Certified Network Associate), and CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional) in Cisco and currently holds a CCAI(Cisco Certified Academy Instructor), A+, and NET+ certifications, a MTA certification along with my new CMNA certification.  Enjoy meeting all of you and thank you for the training!!!!


@GlennP - Welcome to the Meraki Community! I love Boise (my sister lives there!). I see you don't yet have your CMNA badge here on your profile - I'll look into that. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend - looks like the weather is going to be nice!

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@HenryAgu wrote:

@Its really good to be here, my name is Henry I work as a Network Administrator @ PCIT Services ltd located in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada. We manage IT network infrastructures for different ranges of clients which includes; Oil Servicing companies, Law firms, government offices and Clinics.

 

I work with wide range of Meraki hardwares, which includes firewall appliances, switches and Access points.I also  a certified StorageCraft Engineer and manage backups for all our clients using ShadowProtect and Image Manager.

Hi @HenryAgu and welcome to the Meraki Community! Please don't hesitate to ask any technical questions you may have in our Product & Technology Discussions. We also encourage interesting deployment / troubleshooting stories in Off the Stack (and occasionally via contests in Community Announcements). Cheers!

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Whoa! A free MX webinar would be AWESOME! School budgets are pretty tight these days and that would be an unbelievable thing for Meraki to do. Keep your eyes and ears open for any info. Sometimes no one knows what we need until we tell them. ;-)

 

Thanks for welcoming me and for putting that idea out into the universe! I hope you have a great weekend.

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Hello! 

 

I'm Vinicius Capelli and I work as an Presales Engineer at Network1/Scansource, its a Brazilian Distributor in São Paulo, Brazil. Im a Meraki360 Official Trainer and CMNA Certified.

 

Smiley Happy

 

 

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@vicapelli wrote:

I'm Vinicius Capelli and I work as an Presales Engineer at Network1/Scansource, its a Brazilian Distributor in São Paulo, Brazil. Im a Meraki360 Official Trainer and CMNA Certified. 


Hi @vicapelli — welcome to the Meraki Community! You've inspired me to invite all of our Meraki360 trainers onto the community. Hey @DavidC, whatcha think?

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Sounds great! I can't think of a better group to invite—though, I may be a little biased.

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Greetings!

 

My name is Jeff Morrison and I am a Network Administrator for DeepNet.com. I have only been working in this industry for a few years but have been interested in technology my whole life.  Finding DeepNet was a life saver for me!  I have worked in retail most of my life without very much upward mobility.  I had to make a change and that is when I found DeepNet. Without any college education, I had no idea where I would find myself trying to move out of Retail. DeepNet not only took me under their wing but allowed me to work with their extensive client list.  Almost all of our clients use Meraki hardware as that is what we prefer to work with.  Within the past 3 years I was able to assume the role of Network administrator because of how Meraki works and their philosophy in product design.  

 

Some of my hobbies include gaming, flying my drone and making music. I play Bass but can play guitar, sing and work with a few other instruments. I do have a passion for using Logic Pro too heh.

 

I have had the pleasure of setting up a Point-to-Point wireless bridge to another Meraki network using Meraki equipment in a topology that will allow additional access points on the outside network.  This was challenging but very fun at the sa

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Hello, my name is Lindsey Birch and I'm the Network Administrator for Gary Crossley Ford in Kansas City, MO. We are one of the largest Ford dealers in the Midwest. Alongside network administration and infrastructure, I also manage our machine and software systems, along with the phone system, email services, and perform IT helpdesk support for our 154 employees. Basically, if it's tech related, I'm it. I have also been working on a small project with one of my boss' companies, Autoalert, which integrates WiFi analytics with a process in their system. It is in development and I am excited for the future of it. 

 

I don't have a lot of free time but when I do I go mountain biking and like to get away from anything technology related.

 

 

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Hello, 

 

I'am Ahmedin, working at  Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source, (higher education in health). 

I'm working as IT System & Network Administrator. When I'm not in front of my laptop i'm playing with my kids. 

 

Discover Meraki few months ago and actually setup a new network with Meraki's hardware. 

 

CMNO Number:  008367

 

 

Ahmedin D. | IT System & Network Administrator | MCSA | CMNO
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Hi I am Diana. I am a product manager at SITA. SITA provides IT services to the Airport Transport Industry. SITA's customers are showing interest in Meraki products offered as a managed service. I joined this community to learn from the community and hopefully I can also contribute to it in the future.

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Thanks @CarolinesS it's amazing idea!! i want to know another people meraki360 !!
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@TCPIPWizard wrote:

My name is Jeff Morrison and I am a Network Administrator for DeepNet.com. I have only been working in this industry for a few years but have been interested in technology my whole life.  Finding DeepNet was a life saver for me! I have worked in retail most of my life without very much upward mobility. I had to make a change and that is when I found DeepNet. Without any college education, I had no idea where I would find myself trying to move out of Retail. DeepNet not only took me under their wing but allowed me to work with their extensive client list.  Almost all of our clients use Meraki hardware as that is what we prefer to work with. Within the past 3 years I was able to assume the role of Network administrator because of how Meraki works and their philosophy in product design.

Welcome, @TCPIPWizard! It's so great to hear that Meraki has enabled your IT career. Thank you for joining us, and please don't hesitate to ask any technical questions in the Product & Technology discussions.

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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@Lindsey wrote:

Hello, my name is Lindsey Birch and I'm the Network Administrator for Gary Crossley Ford in Kansas City, MO. We are one of the largest Ford dealers in the Midwest. Alongside network administration and infrastructure, I also manage our machine and software systems, along with the phone system, email services, and perform IT helpdesk support for our 154 employees. Basically, if it's tech related, I'm it. I have also been working on a small project with one of my boss' companies, Autoalert, which integrates WiFi analytics with a process in their system. It is in development and I am excited for the future of it. 

 

I don't have a lot of free time but when I do I go mountain biking and like to get away from anything technology related.


Hi @Lindsey and welcome to the Meraki Community! Thanks for joining us. Please feel free to ask any technical questions that come up in the Product & Technology discussions (or lend your expertise! - in any of those rare free moments when you don't feel like mountain biking 🚵🏼‍♀️)

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@Ahmedin wrote:

I'am Ahmedin, working at  Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source, (higher education in health). 

I'm working as IT System & Network Administrator. When I'm not in front of my laptop i'm playing with my kids. 

 

Discover Meraki few months ago and actually setup a new network with Meraki's hardware. 

 

CMNO Number:  008367


Hi @Ahmedin and welcome to the Meraki Community! Congrats on your CMNO!!

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@ATI-MSP wrote:

Hi I am Diana. I am a product manager at SITA. SITA provides IT services to the Airport Transport Industry. SITA's customers are showing interest in Meraki products offered as a managed service. I joined this community to learn from the community and hopefully I can also contribute to it in the future.


Welcome, @ATI-MSP! You've probably already found this, but we do have a board dedicated to managed service providers for any MSP-specific questions. Cheers!

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My name is Thomas.  I currently serve as a Collaboration Architect in higher ed for Liberty University.  I run a full Meraki stack at home and love the simplicity of Meraki!

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Hi Everyone,

 

This is Ruben with CASA NETWORKS we are a Cisco Express Collaboration and Networking Partner.

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@ThomasEllis wrote:

My name is Thomas.  I currently serve as a Collaboration Architect in higher ed for Liberty University.  I run a full Meraki stack at home and love the simplicity of Meraki!


Welcome, @ThomasEllis! Thanks for joining us.

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@CASANETWORKS wrote:

 

This is Ruben with CASA NETWORKS we are a Cisco Express Collaboration and Networking Partner.


Hi @CASANETWORKS and welcome to the Meraki Community!

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Hey Brad.  Your team is doing a great job communicating and educating around the simplicity and features available with Meraki.

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Hello everyone!...  my name is Jim and I'm a Network Administrator for city in the North Texas region.  I retired about 4 years ago from the Public Safety field and decided to pursue a second career in I.T. (I was only 43 when I retired).  So I taught college during the day, and attended the Cisco CCNA academy at night.  I've been working in the field for 3 years now (1 year as a Support Tech; 1 year Jr NetAdmin; 1 year NetAdmin), and I'm realizing that I should have done this a long time ago. 

 

I'm married and have 2 kids that are grown (Empty Nester!).  I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Admin, and I'm working on my second Masters in Information Systems.  I have my CCNA R&S; studying for my CCNP R&S, and CCDA...

 

Hoping to meet some other pro's in the field and share ideas and solutions!

 

 

Jim

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Hey Everyone! Smiley Happy

 

I’m Sheena from Verizon. I am part of the team that worked on Meraki Installs (Security App, Switches, AP) on all American Red Cross sites across the country. The project is still on going though and very challenging. 

 

Thrilled to be here. Smiley Happy

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@Jim-Norcross wrote:

Hello everyone!...  my name is Jim and I'm a Network Administrator for city in the North Texas region.  I retired about 4 years ago from the Public Safety field and decided to pursue a second career in I.T. (I was only 43 when I retired).  So I taught college during the day, and attended the Cisco CCNA academy at night.  I've been working in the field for 3 years now (1 year as a Support Tech; 1 year Jr NetAdmin; 1 year NetAdmin), and I'm realizing that I should have done this a long time ago. 

@Jim-Norcross - welcome to the Meraki Community! Congrats on finding your second career — most impressive. It's hard enough to find just one.

 

 I'm married and have 2 kids that are grown (Empty Nester!).  I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Admin, and I'm working on my second Masters in Information Systems.  I have my CCNA R&S; studying for my CCNP R&S, and CCDA...


Sounds like you should get your Meraki CMNO too! Here's more info about the CMNO program

 

Have a great day!

- Caroline

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@SheenaPros wrote:

I’m Sheena from Verizon. I am part of the team that worked on Meraki Installs (Security App, Switches, AP) on all American Red Cross sites across the country. The project is still on going though and very challenging. 

 

Thrilled to be here. Smiley Happy


Hi @SheenaPros and welcome to the Meraki Community! I'm sure you have some stories to tell - feel free to share any anecdotes in the Off the Stack board. Or share your expertise by chiming in on the unanswered topics.

 

Cheers!

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Conversationalist

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Thank you Caroline, but I got that too a few months ago!

 

 

Jim

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Hey everybody, i am Marcello, Global Systems Engineer at cisco. I am based out in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am a big meraki fan, i took the CMNA training in 2015 and since then i have been trying to follow all that happens at Meraki. Maybe one day will have an opportunity to join Meraki's team Smiley Wink 

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 Hi Caroline and Hi to Everyone, Mike from Bell Canada Business Market Support (SP), recent client Meraki device/technology launches bring us to further learn and develop our experience and management of Meraki products.

 We are here to grow Smiley Happy

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@maishida wrote:

Hey everybody, i am Marcello, Global Systems Engineer at cisco. I am based out in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am a big meraki fan, i took the CMNA training in 2015 and since then i have been trying to follow all that happens at Meraki. Maybe one day will have an opportunity to join Meraki's team Smiley Wink 


Hi @maishida and welcome to the Meraki Community! It's always great to have folks from our extended Cisco family here. Cheers!

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