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Welcome! Please introduce yourself. (March 2019 - February 2020)

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work for a Cisco partner based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded way back in 1998, just one year after I was born!

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Meraki was one of my first experiences in networking and has helped my education tremendously. I currently work with the MX, MS and the MR families.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I love shrimp.

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  1. A bit about yourself & your work
    I work for a retailer which has 3000+ stores around the world as a network engineer/administrator from GHQ.

  2. Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    Work with the MX, MS and the MR series generally for network system of offices, retail stores, and warehouses.

  3. A fun fact about yourself
    I've been on a business trip to lots of countries but never been to foreign countries on my personal trip...
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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I'm a director and developer at Panoramic Data Limited, an independent software vendor based in the UK.  We create custom, closed-source software, but open source all our system libraries so the whole community can benefit.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

We authored the Meraki.Api nuget package, which uses the Dashboard API and have used it projects, including one that provisioned 6000+ Meraki devices for a large retailer.  We would love to help you on YOUR project.  Do contact me if we can help you with Meraki automation!

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Gaming stats: Starcraft 2: Gold 1, Splatoon 2: Rank X

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I work for two private schools, a boys and girls school, that share administration that are both founded in 1813.

 

I deployed one of the first generations of Meraki in Massachusetts but have not worked with it for several years now.

 

I also coach baseball.

 

We just deployed an MX250 with help from our local vendor Groff Networks in Troy NY. 

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>We authored the Meraki.Api nuget package

 

@david_n_m_bond , I couldn't encourage you to add dotenv support for safer handling of API keys could I?

 

The Powershell example is down near the bottom of the first post here:

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Developers-APIs/A-newer-safer-way-to-access-the-dashboard-API/m-p/69... 

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Hi Philip,

 

All pull requests gratefully received!

 

I'm not sure what security this adds though, as this is a non-standard configuration mechanism and would add an unnecessary dependency to the nuget package.  The private strings are still loaded into application memory and passed in cleartext in your example.  In C#, it would be better to achieve what you need using IOptions<Configuration> using dependency injection, I would have thought. In PowerShell, you can still use devenv and constructor injection.

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Welcome @AAcademy! The MX250s is some pretty awesome hardware! we just replaced our MX100s with those and were not looking back!

With the cities you put in your intro, I can see baseball being a big deal!
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That is an awesome origin story @WizdomOnWheels! Welcome to the community.
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Adding Meraki makes maintaining the network infrastructure a lot of fun! especially if you are coming from a CLI background. Welcome @Carmelo!
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Welcome @ClaytonPotter! If you are from the United States, is the 6.5 Creedmoor really the new king caliber of Long Range Marksmanship?
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Welcome @SR-HanShotFirst! May the Force be with on this fine Star Wars Episode IX day!
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Hi @david_n_m_bond .

 

>'m not sure what security this adds though, as this is a non-standard configuration mechanism and would add an unnecessary dependency to the nuget package. 

 

It adds no dependencies.  There are no additional modules to include.  The "dotenv" approach is a well accepted - standard - for credential passing.  It is the third factor for the "12 factor app" doctrine.

https://12factor.net/config 

 

The "IOptions<Configuration>" is a solution that only fits this one particular environment.  The dotenv solution is cross platform cross environment solution (hence its wide acceptance).

You can go from using powershell to Python to node.js, from one app to another, with the config (particularly the API keys) only needing to be configured once.

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Hi, My name is Eugene  .

I am a Network Engineer and have been working in this area for over 20 years.

I am somewhat new to Meraki , most of my work was with with Cisco products

an a few other vendors.  Hopefully will learn more here 🙂 , along with working on

Meraki  equipment for work.

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Hello,

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work: My name is Kris. I work for Cloud Group NV, located in Antwerp, Belgium. I am currently working as a field service engineer.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki: Installed some MX, but still learning.... Looking forward to explore the power of Meraki full stack solutions.
  • A fun fact about yourself: I jump out of planes for fun
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I am Bob , I work with an ISP delivering enterprise services, looking to learn more about Meraki networks.

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A bit about yourself & your work

I'm a manager of Sales Engineering in Seattle.

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I have my CMNA and enjoy using and selling solutions that leverage Meraki infrastructure.

A fun fact about yourself

I'm in the process of remodeling my kitchen, including wall and floor engineering, framing, plumbing, electrical, building the cabinets and pouring the countertops, all myself.

 

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Welcome! Please introduce yourself.

 

Welcome to the Cisco Meraki Community. We’re glad you could join us!

 

This community was formed as a place for our customers and partners to interact with us and with one other. Why don’t we get started with some introductions?

 

Please reply to this thread (just click the “Reply” button below) to tell us…

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I manage a team of IT Professionals hosting various MPLS and VPN Mesh networks. 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

A few months back i decided to embrace the Meraki journey and have no regrets thus far.

  • A fun fact about yourself

I was always faithful to Fortigate until i discovered Meraki. Now it is Meraki all the way.

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I'm the IT Director at Alfresco... My past includes a memorable time working for Cisco (1994-1999) and then Juniper Networks (1999-2007) 🙂

 

I'm learning Meraki while digging up my previous networking skills 😉

 

 

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I have over 15 years experience in IT with 11 years working with Cisco products. The company I work for uses Meraki at its remote locations and Cisco at the main campus.

I am an IT professional who likes to cook 🙂

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Hi, I am Waheed Ali, a Computer Networks and IT Infrastructure Professional and (CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, HCNA), from Pakistan and work for the development/non-profit sector. Right now working in the HQs of an international organization and providing level-2/3 Networks/Meraki support to all field offices (>200) around the globe, apart from engineering stuff in the Networks domain and, specially on Meraki.

 

Love to experiment new technologies, come up with new ideas and deploy them while loving the challenges ahead.

 

Joined the Meraki Community to learn more about Meraki, from you guys and your great experience.

 

Thanks

 

Waheed Ali

 

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hi.
this is my first time in Meraki Community, thanks for this opportunity
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Hi @Orobio 

 

Welcome to Meraki community. I am also new here. Do you have any idea about APIs and how they work? I want to run API through SharePoint. Do you think that is doable?

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • Works in Sweden as a Consultant
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • Just starting to getting to know Meraki
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • I love Philips Hue lamps
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  • A bit about yourself & your work

This is Anjul Sharma, working as a Network Administrator in Netlink Software's Pvt Ltd locate in Detroit,MI,US.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Working with Cisco Meraki Family from Past 6 month and completely moving on Meraki now.

 

  • A fun fact about yourselfNow Fun getting Started with Mearki 🙂
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A bit about yourself & your work

 

I work within Health Care as a Senior IT Operations Engineer.

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

 

We rolled out Cisco Meraki Meraki APs across our sites a few years ago and been very impressed with the solution.

 

A fun fact about yourself

 

One time I was out on a bender (for non british people that means out getting drunk) when I much later that evening had to go to the toilet. On my way there I saw someone coming towards me and I got out of the way, so did that other chap so I thought "Thank you" and wanted to move on. The guy decided to move on at the same time as me which was not something that I thought was amusing, so a bit irritated now I again though I'd let him pass and again he moved aside at the same time as me. Slightly annoyed (and not very sober) I now wanted to pass him and yet again he moved in front of me. I got really annoyed now and looked up and realised it was merely my reflection that I had seen in a mirror. Other people in the bar had a good laugh at the whole situation and I was left quite red faced, but I did see the funny side in it.

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Hello,

My name is Matt from the Duraco company in Forest Park, IL.

We have begun the process of updating all of our Cisco infrastructure to Meraki devices.

I have no experience at all with this brand and will be learning all I can in the coming weeks/months.

 

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I work for  World Vision located in Burundi.

 

we are going to switch to meraki devices so i am excited to join this community.

 

i like technology and would understand more about cisco devices.
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Hi Folks; 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

  I am an IT specialist , working with Webbeds by Webjet Australia and based in Dubai . Having a diverse experience of IT at during past 15 year made me confident to work with any kind of network or technology world wide and it became my passion too. 

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    We are condired as one of the pioneers of having Cisco Meraki in this  region fully equipped in all branches with Merakis , MX , MS , MR  and all the devices. 
  • A fun fact about yourselfused google to know the meaning of word " Meraki" which means "meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be" 😄 
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I'm an Apple Consultant in Italy, in a city called Milan.

I know Cisco Meraki but I need more information, training and advices.

I also work as DJ sometimes 🙂

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A bit about yourself & your work Your experience with Cisco Meraki A fun fact about yourself

 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

My name is Ibrahim, I am  taking care of a small network with multiple branch offices, recently joining a company.

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

For the same reason joined this community as I have few queries to get the access of the devices configured and installed by someone else. 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Feel free to be happy. 

 

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Hey all,

 

Glad to be part of the community!

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • We're a small VAR/Systems Integrator for SMB here in the Southeast USA based out of South Carolina. We're a new Cisco Partner.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • I've used Meraki for years with another company and now excited to share it with our client base and others.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • I hold a CISSP certification and work another full-time job as an IT Security manager at a large university.

I look forward to meeting and learning from you all!

Josh

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Hi All,

 

My name is John and I am a Network Engineer for an MSP based out of beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. I've been implementing Meraki for a few years now and I'm looking forward to gathering more tips and tricks here.

 

Fun Fact: I'm an avid fan of the Big Green Egg Kamado style cooker. I travel around the country doing various charity events while serving up deliciousness from the BGE

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Hi,

 

My name is Pero Vrucinic and i am in-house IT support for Precision Business Solutions, based in Dallas TX.

We are in quantitative market research business.

 

Nice to meet everyone!

 

Pero

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I have been working for the Los Rios Community College District fro 18 years as a Network Admin/Analyst. I started when the first switched network was installed. Xylan 10Mb half duplex to the desktop with a 10 Mb backbone. We switched to Alcatel then to Cisco. Now we are moving forward with our first deployment of Meraki. 

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I have no experience with Meraki. We just stood up our dashboard and are waiting to deploy equipment in a new building.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I twice have been an extra in movies and I am an amateur Horologist. 

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Hello all, I'm a data processing professional that has seen a large number of changes, improvements and innovations to the industry as a whole. If you don't know what a punch card is or have only seen one in a museum that's OK.

 

I am new to Cisco Meraki, but I already love the concept.

 

Fun fact - I've retired from three companies. Developing web applications and configuring networks is a close second to collecting retirement checks.

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👋Oh! I remember punch cards in high school! Welcome in. I too am new to Meraki and love the concept as well. I plan to investigate further at Cisco Live in Vegas this year! See ya there?

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Hey, my name is Greg I'm a computer technician for a k-12 School District in Maine. One of those wears all the hats jobs from the help desk to network/server admin. 2019 Will be our first year will Meraki products.

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Hi, 

I am Chris

 

Please reply to this thread (just click the “Reply” button below) to tell us…

  • A bit about yourself & your work (www.linkedIn.com/in/cdgIT)
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki (Nubee)
  • A fun fact about yourself (I love techy stuff, go figure.... Home automation has finally arrived.

 

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Community Manager

Re: Welcome! Please introduce yourself. (March 2019 - February 2020)

We've launched a brand new board for introductions, check it out!

Meredith W | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki


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