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Please introduce yourself

Welcome to the Meraki Community. We are excited to provide this forum as a place for our customers and partners to interact with us and with each other. We’d love to get to know you.

 

Reply to this thread to let us know who you are, what you do, what expertise you have to share, what you may be looking for in this community, your hobbies… anything you’d like.

 

Pro tip: when replying, make sure the "Email me when someone replies" checkbox is UNCHECKED (screenshot below); this thread is popular and you probably don't want an email each time someone posts on it!

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We look forward to meeting you!



Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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Community Manager

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I'll kick this off by introducing myself. I'm Caroline, the community manager for the Meraki Community. I'm really excited to help this community get off the ground!

 

When I'm not community-managing, I hang out with my two small kiddos, ride my bike around San Francisco, and get up to the mountains as much as possible.



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Meraki Employee

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Hi everyone! I'm George and I work on the Training and Evangelism team at Meraki Smiley Happy

Meraki Employee

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Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Pavlin Hristov and I am a Technical Evangelist on the Training and Evangelism team at Cisco Meraki. My job consists of developing, improving and delivering new and existing trainings to our partners and customers. 

Meraki Employee

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Hi,

I'm Nathan, a Meraki Technical Evangelist based out of Brisbane, Australia.

I cover all of the APJ region.

 

Getting noticed

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Hello! I'm Mike and I work as an IT Technicial at Medical Associates Plus in Augusta GA. We have 5 facilities using a mixture of network products to include Meraki. We would like to switch all our network equipment to Meraki in the future for equipment continuity. 

Here to help

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Hi all,

Teague here.  System admin, networking, phones etc.  Meraki fan

CMNO #00875

Building a reputation

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Hi All! Glad to be here as well. We are Boutique Hotel Collection, and more specifically, I am Chris Biggers. We operate the full Meraki stack minus switching. Our expertise is in hospitality deployments of Meraki equipment, specifically the access points.

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Building a reputation

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Hello everyone!  I'm Rod, Systems Engineer for Presbyterian Medical Services here in New Mexico.  I'm psyched to be a part of this beta community and ready to learn and share info about the wide wonderful world of Meraki!

Building a reputation

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Hello everyone,

My name is Joe and I am a Network Admin for Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group. We've been utilizing the full Meraki stack for the past year  to support our over 90 locations. We are looking forward to testing out cameras here shortly. We have also been a part of the various Meraki betas and are working to help resolve AMP issues.

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Good Day,

 

Network Engineer here with Eagle County Schools in the beautiful Colorado Mountains. We are just finishing up our transition from Catalyst equipment to Meraki this week for 160 switches and 500 APs over 19 sites and we couldn't be happier! We are looking forward to the evolution of the MC line and hearing the community's experience with scalability to >1000 handsets.

 

Kind Regards,

Matthew

Getting noticed

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Hi all. 


I'm Dave.  I am the Information Systems Officer for a community bank in North Western Pennsylvania.  We have 8 locations and use Meraki gear for all of our firewalls and almost all of our switching.  I'm also using Meraki Systems Manager for windows app deployment and inventorying.    I just started Threat Grid integration into the MX's.  

Recent father of identical twin girls that are only 6 weeks old.  I also have 3 and 4-year-old daughters as well.   Pardon my mistakes as I'm very sleep deprived.  Smiley Frustrated

New here

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Toney.  I am UC and Network Administrator for N3 LLC.  We have network locations in US, UK, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Singapore.  I work around the clock with users at are our various locations to make sure that their IT issues are resolved.  We have a small IT Team but each person is an expert in a certain area(s).  I have been very fortunate to work with a Great IT Team and a Great Management Team.

 

Thanks

A model citizen

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm CR, an IT consultant for various public/private schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania. I currently support the full Meraki stack except for MC devices. Very happy to finally have a good place to discuss Meraki with other Meraki admins!

 

CMNO #12 (thanks @GeorgeD!)

Meraki Employee

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Hi! I am Marco, a Technical Evangelist at Cisco Meraki. Nice to meet you all!

Meraki Employee

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Hello y'all! Rafael Marta here, one of the Technical Evangelists at Meraki! It's a pleasure to be part of this community!

Getting noticed

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Hey Everyone, I'm Casey,

 

I'm a network admin for a mortgage company, we have about 75 branch offices and we have meraki in all of them as well as in our HQ data closet.  We're mostly all Meraki.. now if I can get our phone guy to switch over.... Smiley Wink

Meraki Employee

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Hi all! My name is Brad, and I lead the Training & Evangelism team here at Meraki. I've been with the company for a bit over 5 years at this point, and it's been quite a ride to see Meraki grow from a 150-person startup to the organization that we are today. 

 

My team creates and delivers Meraki's training programs for partners, customers, and others within the Cisco organization. I'm super excited about this forum as a way for Meraki users to interact and share experiences, and would love to see it grow over time to include additional ways for users to go further in their Meraki learning journeys. 

 

Thanks for visiting and contributing!

Conversationalist

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Hi,

 

My name is A.J. and I work for Privia Health based out of Arlington, VA.  We manage over 350 small and medium sized doctor's offices in 6 different markets across the US.  We have Meraki equipment in almost 200 of these Care Centers now (some have multiple offices) and manage a separate Meraki organization for each Care Center.  The majority of these sites have at least a Meraki firewall, a lot of them have Meraki APs and a few of them have Meraki switches as well.  Meraki has really changed the way we approach and manage networking in these offices in a very positive manner.

 

My hobbies include IT (this probably goes without saying), sports, music, food/beer and reading.

 

A.J.

Building a reputation

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Happy to see all the new faces!! Keep them coming!

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Hello everyone.

 

My name is Bill Evans and I am a technology evangelist and worked in IT for 18 years.  I am excited to be part of this community and look forward to benefiting from the expertise here - and hope to contribute in a valuable way as well.

 

Thanks.

Here to help

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@Everyone

 

Hello, my name is James Hill I work for Presbyterian Medical Services as the IT Infrastructure Manager. We have about 60 sites using Meraki and another 60 on other types of equipment. I look forward to sharing with this community and am egger to learn more.

 

Thanks -DS

BTW: I will sign replies, notes, comments, etc. with my user name and typically abbreviated.

Here to help

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Then the phone guy wouldn't have a job!  Smiley Wink

New here

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Hello,

I am Yoldy from Haiti. Actually working with PC HAITI SA (PCXPRESS) company. I am so glad to be part of this community and ready to share and learn from you. Meraki technology is so fascinated and I would say it is a great accomplishment by Cisco. I love it !!!!!!!!!!

Getting noticed

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Haiti!  Nice!  we're going international!

New here

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Hello,

 

My name is David and I work for Driving Force as an I.T. team lead, we currently utilize a fair amount of the gear that Meraki sells in our environment,  the hardware and support are great!

 

 

Getting noticed

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Welcome, David.  

Nice name by the way.  Smiley Wink

Here to help

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Hello Everyone!

 

I'm Miroslava and I'm a SE for a Cisco Partner in Guadalajara, Mexico... and a big Meraki enthusiast.

 

 

Meraki Employee

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Hello all, I'm Alex and I work in Meraki Support in San Francisco. I believe I'm the first Support person in here but I shall not be the last. We're all looking forward to meeting the community here and helping out with some of your tougher issues.

 

I'm sure I'll be posting here with many of you soon!


Alex S | Networking Support Engineer, Cisco Meraki
Conversationalist

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Lee Badman here- long-time Meraki user (since well before Cisco acquisition) and freelance analyst/writer. Have covered Meraki often through the years. (my articles are easy to find online). Also use Meraki in my own small company outside of the day job as WLAN functionary for large university (we use Meraki as branch solution in several states/countries). I'm a fan of Meraki, but I also eval other cloud vendors regularly.  Hoping the Meraki community discussions provide value, looking forward to contributing.

Meraki Employee

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Hello! This is Josh Wellman with Meraki Support. I have been a part of Cisco Meraki for almost 3 years and am excited about this community!

Here to help

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@AlexSwelcome, glad to see some Meraki Support staff here!!

Here to help

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@JoshWWelcome! Glad to see Meraki Support Staff here!

Here to help

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Greetings All,

 

Jeff here from Louisville, KY. I am currently the Senior IT Business Analyst for a tier-two automotive supplier. Running full Meraki solutions in 3 of my 4 plants.

 

Make IT a great day!

JLand, CMNO
Meraki Employee

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Hi All

 

My name is Fady and I am Systems Engineer with Cisco Meraki based out of Meraki Sydney office and my role is to cover the whole APJC region. 

New here

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Dale here in northern California. Network engineer by trade for the last 26 years. Supporting a non-profit in my spare time; and today was my first experience with Cisco Meraki. I'm already on the forum, and looking forward to learning for the power users! Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge; passion and experience with Meraki products.

New here

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Hello All,

 

Mykhaylo here. I work as a Support Services Engineer in London. For the last 3 weeks, l was discovering Meraki products and realised that the Community Forum was missing. I think it is very important for all vendors to have and l am glad it has finally arrived. 

Very good way to learn new things, meet other IT Professionals as well as sharing thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

 

Reg,

Myky

Conversationalist

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Hello, everybody! I am Medina. I live in Brazil, and currently, i been working with more than 300 Meraki MX64 clients. In this community, I want to become a contributor for all, bringing problems, experiences, and CASES, which I have facing day by day with my managed networks. I want to contribute with everyone, in their processes of troubleshooting and learning. For I believe that if we all add our expertise, we can learn from "Real Life", and not just from labs. Good work and good learning and growth for everyone! Greetings Jakson Medina
Meraki Employee

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Welcome to the community! It is good to see the Cisco Meraki products get more and more popular in Brazil! I'm also Brazilian and, just like you, I am happy to help and contribute here!

Building a reputation

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Jak_Medina wrote:
Hello, everybody! I am Medina. I live in Brazil, and currently, i been working with more than 300 Meraki MX64 clients. In this community, I want to become a contributor for all, bringing problems, experiences, and CASES, which I have facing day by day with my managed networks. I want to contribute with everyone, in their processes of troubleshooting and learning. For I believe that if we all add our expertise, we can learn from "Real Life", and not just from labs. Good work and good learning and growth for everyone! Greetings Jakson Medina

That's a lot of MX64s. ISP/end users?

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