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Welcome! Please introduce yourself.

Community Manager

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
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
  • A fun fact about yourself

Lastly, be sure to add kudos to your colleagues’ posts to show your appreciation. We look forward to getting to know you!

 

P.s. As part of general community housekeeping efforts, we have started this new thread for introductions. However, you can still view the original thread at any time here.

Meredith W | Community Engagement Manager, Cisco Meraki


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Kind of a big deal

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work for a small Cisco partner called "IFM" located in Auckland New Zealand.  This year we are celebrating out 20th year as a Cisco Partner!

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I work across all Cisco Meraki product families.  I switched primarily to Cisco Meraki from Cisco Enterprise maybe 3 years ago.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I have a pool table in my lounge.

Kind of a big deal

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I don't think I ever did this on the original thread...

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I've been doing Enterprise networking for 15 years now. Currently I design and develop products for our Business side of the house based on the Meraki platform. I'm not naming my employer as I post here as me, and only me 🙂 

 

If you really want to know who I work for find me on LinkedIn.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

2 years now working almost exclusively with Meraki. In my current role we use everything except the SM lineup. 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I dislike talking about myself 😛

A model citizen

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • I've been in networking for going on 7 years now. Currently I help design and maintain the network infrastructure for my company, as well as take on special projects to help improve our business.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • I've been using Cisco Meraki for roughly four years all together. I introduced Meraki to my former company and another tech helped bring in Meraki in my current employer
  • A fun fact about yourself
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Community Manager

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omg Maui has his own profile😭😍

Meredith W | Community Engagement Manager, Cisco Meraki


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Kind of a big deal

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All right, here goes. I don't think I have done this the past either.

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work as a Solutions Architect Network Integration at Dimension Data, a Cisco partner. So basically I'm a presales engineer for Cisco networking (not only Meraki). That means my job doesn't really involve hands-on with the hardware. That's why I'm here, I do it as a hobby and to learn about Meraki. Like for @jdsilva that also means that my posts here reflect my personal experience and don't say anything about the company I work for. In the rest of my free time I like to tinker with electronics, work on my motorbike, watch movies, game and go out for drinks.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I have been working with Meraki for a little more than 2 years now and I live it.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I once called a switch vendor's support as kid because I had a problem with the network at home. It turned out to be both ends of a cable being connected to that switch... The shame! Never knew then I'd end up working in networking.

Meraki Employee

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Hello Meraki Community!  I'm MerakiDave (no, not the guy in this video, but yes, my name is Dave).  

 

I'm a Pre-Sales Meraki Systems Engineer based in the US on the east coast.  I was a Cisco SE for 10 years prior to joining the Meraki team as a Consulting Systems Engineer a few years ago.  Before my 14 years at Cisco I was a customer like many of you, working as a Network Architect for 10 years. 

 

In my spare time (what little there is), outside of family time which comes first, I enjoy motorcycling, martial arts, and scuba diving.

 

Funny fact: I attended my first ever Meraki team meeting via Webex from a hospital bed.  #noexcuses! 

Full story: It was Halloween day 2015, I was apparently bitten on the hand by a spider at my son's soccer game, didn't realize it at the time.  Hours later my hand started blowing up like a baseball glove, painful too.  Ended up being stuck in the hospital for 2 nights to get IV antibiotics.  Still stuck in my hospital bed with an IV in my arm on Monday 11/2, I joined my first Meraki team meeting (not as Meraki Dave, but as Spider man).

 

It's awesome to see how the Meraki Community has grown and how useful it is for our customers and partners alike, and I'm excited to be a small part of it.  Nice to see this "Introduce yourself" thread kicked off again for a fresh start now that the Community has grown so large!

 

Conversationalist

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Hi, my name is Richard, I work for NTT Data and I am an Information Technology professional with over 30 years of extensive Health Care experience in the areas of Project Management, Computer Operations Management, hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications.

 

We have about 20 Meraki devices in a couple physician practices.  I am impressed by how easy it is to administer the Meraki devices.  Our long term plan is to roll out Meraki to a couple hundred physician practices over the coming months.

 

I spend my spare time wrenching on my street race car and you can often find me on the 1/4 mile track in Jupiter, Florida.  My car is a 2001 Chevy Camaro SS that runs in the low 13s.

https://youtu.be/NRk0sMYqyxE

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Conversationalist

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I'm a System Admin, Network Admin (what ever they're calling it nowadays) at a manufacturing plant in North Alabama and have been using Cisco for many years and Meraki for about the last 5-6 years. I really enjoyed the CNMO class last year and look forward to the new classes.

When I'm not dealing with the network and databases, I get lost in my vintage stereo equipment and vinyl.

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Hello, I'm a Sales Engineer for CenturyLink in Mid-markets. I've been an SE for almost a year now, prior to that I was a NOC engineer in Local Network for about 6 years where I dealt with Layer 1/fiber optics over SONET and DWDM. It took me 3 years to finally become an SE and I absolutely love it.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I have attended CMNA training and have a Meraki stack to play with at home. Our main offering for Meraki at CTL is something called Managed Enterpise with Cisco Meraki. It is a fully managed Meraki solution although we do also sell the gear without management in a CPEaaS model. Since Day 1 of being introduced to Meraki I have been extremely impressed with the product and consider myself a Meraki Champion!

 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

There is a ping pong table in the office mail room that I play on during lunch sometimes with co-workers and for whatever reason I just got totally hooked on it. So yeah, got totally in to table tennis this past year...

Conversationalist

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I am a systems analyst and i work for an IT firm, i have managed several network design and implementation project for Big, small and medium organisations in Nigeria, i am versed in Enterprise network setup.

 

I ve got some lovely experience with Cisco, and im new to Meraki, i am fascinated by the prospect of Meraki and its simplicity and i would love to learn more, i am open to opportunities to learn more about meraki and also get certified

 

I love playing computer games

A model citizen

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work at an MSP in the UK that primarily specialises in the creative field. We work across many businesses so see a wide range of different setup and requirements. My background is varied, Sys Admin through to networking. With the move to consultancy my interest in networking grew and continues too. I'm in charge of the products we use and the relationships with the vendors.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

After looking through the market and having used Systems Manager for a long time we selected Meraki as our preferred networking vendor. We use all lines of the product and I strive to know everything there is to know. Meraki and my philosophy are in perfect harmony. I've sat the CMNA and want to build on the relationship with Meraki

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

My precision and push for perfection is feared in the team. For the big installs I bring out the 100% Cloud Meraki socks.... 

 

Here to help

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Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening...

 

Finally found myself wondering around the boards and coming here. I work in both pre-sales engineering and post sales support. Been working with Meraki products for about 5 years now and find myself being the one that everyone goes to to help fix hiccups. Hope I can be a helpful member to the community and hope everyone has a great day. 

Community Manager

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Glad you wandered over:)

Meredith W | Community Engagement Manager, Cisco Meraki


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Here to help

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A bit about yourself & your work

My name is Brian Kaaya Nsubuga and I have been working at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda for well over 12 years now. I have literally built the IT infrastructure that exists from scratch. It is a neuro surgical hospital a rarity in the country by far.... even very remotely placed to be nearer to the communities that would otherwise miss out on the life saving interventions wew offer. We are very big and data and research so we can better offer the much needed care so the Health Information Department has had to keep up with the ever evolving IT world and we have tried to keep pace...well sort of.

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Well I have been using my new shinny MX65 for 3 weeks now!

 

A fun fact about yourself

I LOVE  IT  taking on challenges UNTIL there is any version of programming involved; always struggled there as I have ZERO(0) background in that.

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Hi Folks. Ben Greisler here and I have been a computer consultant for about 20 years at this point. I specialize in Apple technologies and have been involved in the Apple ecosystem as much as I can. I consult, train, write and lecture. 

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I started as a Meraki Partner before the Cisco acquisition. It is one of the few products that I sell and every client I have placed the product in has loved it. Great performance and reliability.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I'm probably the only person who got a standing ovation after teaching a class about DNS. Then again the participants may have been just happy it was over 🙂

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work: I am currently an IT Director at a large education campus in South San Diego.  We have a growing Meraki network on a 50-acre campus. 
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki: CMNO + CMNA, and over 5+ years of Meraki usage.  Over 90+ access points and 2 dozen Meraki switches.  Lots of troubleshooting with Meraki support in San Francisco.  
  • A fun fact about yourself: versed in Brazilian JiuJitsu & Cisco Meraki "JiuJitsu".  HA!
Conversationalist

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A bit about yourself:

I have been in the I.T. Field for 22 years, employed in several positions, in various industries and Various size Corporations. 

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki:

I've been working on Cisco Meraki for over 4 years now. The company I am with is housed with all Meraki Appliances Globally.

 

A fun fact about yourself:

I'm Big Sexy and My License Plate says so! 🙂

Conversationalist

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Hi

 

A bit about yourself & your work

I work for Alestra, one of the bigest partners of Cisco in Mexico. As a pre-sales engineer I introduce Meraki to clients and start conversation about the benefits of cluod administration.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Meraki is one of our top products solutions when it comes to WLAN networks, also we are promoting SDWAN with MX family.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I'm the administrator of the lab network in Alestra Mexico where we use teh promotion equipment from CMNA course, its fun to have the visibility and control over a network that it is used for everyting but labs.  🙂

Conversationalist

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A bit about yourself & your work

I work for a Private PK-12 School with about 1400 Students and 800 Faculty and Staff.  Cisco has been at Blake for longer than my tenure of 10 years.  I am excited to be a part of our migration to Meraki Access Points to replace our current Cisco Wireless infrastructure. 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Last year, we migrated to Meraki Edge devices from Cisco ASAs and really appreciated the change in usability, transparency as well as the reporting features. With  moving to our APs also being Meraki, the level of detail in our user base network traffic will be a wonderful tool. 

A fun fact about yourself

I am a Google reviewer with over 3 Million photo views. 

 

 

 

Conversationalist

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Experienced Senior Network Security Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Network Design and Security, Layer 2, Cisco Systems Products, Ethernet, and Ethical Hacking. Strong information technology professional.

Conversationalist

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Hello,

 

Michael Morris - CMNO -  I am a Sales Engineering Manager at CenturyLink. I have been using Meraki since the google days and started out using the WAP's in hotels. I am a advocate of the Meraki platform and enjoy introducing the solutions to customers and peers. I have been in the industry for 25 years, mostly in the role of CTO for ISP's in the Northwestern United States. I enjoy playing guitar and mandolin.

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work - I am a Sales Engineer at CenturyLink. I have been involved in telecom and networking for about 20 years.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - I assist in the sales of Managed Meraki solutions for CenturyLink customer and earned the CMNA. I have a small Meraki stack at home and am really enjoying learning how to really use it.
  • A fun fact about yourself -  I enjoy spending time with my family and our dogs as well!
Conversationalist

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A bit about yourself & your work

Working for panic ridden manager and company that has info security drive IT and business goals. 

Thinking about starting a consulting LLC focusing on realistic security management based on risk and proper governance aka measured and composed approach to networking security.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Love it.  awesome security and ease of use.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Not an engineer.  Just a tourist in the networking world.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

nuo
Getting noticed

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About : Been involved with computers and electronics for 35 or so years.


Fun Fact : I am a Rick and Morty fan and hanging out for season 4!

 

 

 

Conversationalist

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My name is kennedy,I work at Comstor Africa though seconded in cisco Xsell Programme.

I have done many POV with meraki MX and closing leads 

Fun about myself aint really worried about my competitor vendors

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Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

          My name is Tom Driexler and i am a system automation and release release engineer at the MacArthur                        Foundation.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

         I have hands on experience supporting all platforms of Meraki and am currently working on replacing all                       cameras on my system with meraki cameras. the only thing i am having trouble with is setting up a video wall               in kiosk mode that never signs out. 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

          My Favorite color is purple

 

Conversationalist

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¡De nada! Por favor presente.

 

Un poco sobre ti y tu trabajo

 

Trabajo para Tigo Costa Rica, como ingeniero en la parte WIFI

 

 Tu experiencia con Cisco Meraki  Trabajamos con varias empresas dando servicio administrado

 

Un hecho divertido sobre ti : voy a empezar un Lab con dos MX 64

Conversationalist

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A bit about yourself & your work

I work for Vicom Computer Services, We are Cisco partners. As a Wifi Network engineer I Deploy meraki and cisco equipment also I introduce Meraki to clients and start conversation about the benefits of cluod administration.

Your experience with Cisco Meraki
Meraki is one of our top products solutions when it comes to WLAN networks, also we are promoting SDWAN with MX family and APs.


A fun fact about yourself
We have our demo lab network where play with the new equipment .i have CMNA and CMNO , its fun to have the visibility and control over a network that it is used for everything but labs.
Conversationalist

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I am Ayman Khalaf ICT Associate with United Nations development programme

I have been working with UNDP for one and half year, before that I was working with UNHCR also as an ICT Associate.

 

Conversationalist

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Hello all!

 

I'm Dan Mirsky, Director of Information Technology of Sage Dental.  I recently completed an overhaul of 61 of my dental practices with a complete Meraki solution including Guest Wifi, SD-WAN, and switching. 

 

Previous to Sage Dental I ran the IT group for largest Lasik provider internationally and did the same implementation there. 

 

I completely am sold on this solution and it has made not only my job easier but my entire IT org.

 

Glad to be a part of this community! 

Conversationalist

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# A bit about yourself & your work

I'm a Meraki enthusiast. Among other services, I provide managed services to small businesses, who are a great fit for the Meraki lineup of of security and networking devices.


# Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Early CMNO, managed multiple full-Meraki and hybrid environments.


# A fun fact about yourself

An early requester of the virtual MX (vMX100) to be run in AWS.

Conversationalist

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Ernest and I work at Telstra as an account executive at the Enterprise division.

 

I've been dealing with Cisco Meraki for the last few years and it's been great. The staff is very knowledgeable and have helped to facilitate quite a number of successful demonstration. 

 

I'm a foodie and photography enthusiast.  You can check out my work on Instagram @ErnestC 

 

Have a great day!

Conversationalist

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Here you go...

  • A bit about yourself & your work - Lance Fiveland - Sr. Director Strategic Alliance - Presently work at Global Knowledge supporting Cisco worldwide with training and enablement.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - Worked at Cisco for over 20 years and was there during the acquisition so very familiar with Meraki and its awesome products/soltuions
  • A fun fact about yourself - Tried out for the US Olympic Volleyball team
Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work - working at IT service desk
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - our corporate is using it

    @MeredithW wrote:

    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
    • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • A fun fact about yourself

    Lastly, be sure to add kudos to your colleagues’ posts to show your appreciation. We look forward to getting to know you!

     

    P.s. As part of general community housekeeping efforts, we are started this new thread for introductions. However, you can still view the original thread at any time here.


Getting noticed

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

        I'm a Senior Security engineer focus on Solutions sales support with a great 27+ years experience

        with IT/Networking/Security knowledge areas plus a bit of development on top.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

        I own a Z1 since since 2013 and hope it stays alive till it's licensed support ends: 2026 😉

        Had been a SE on a reseller even before Cisco bought them and and really like the remote

        management idea from the start.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

        Go figure, http://theunf.net !

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work as a Solutions Engineer at System Integrator company located in Manila, Philippines. Basically, I'am a Post Sales Engineer whose focusing on different brand/types of technology specializes in Wireless & Collaboration.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

1 year now working almost exclusively with Cisco Meraki.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Riding motorcycle is my passion.

Conversationalist

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Hi all, my name is Sithira and I have been working with Meraki from 2013. We design and Meraki entire stack and I am a CMNO, Cisco Meraki  blackbelt l, and black belt ll. Hoping to complete CMNA soon.

 

I love technology and implementing new projects.

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

      I've been in networking for 11 years now. Currently I'm the Network Engineer and I help maintain the network Infrastructure for my company .

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

We've been using Meraki for almost 2 years and it's amazing! the dashboard, layer 7 firewall, QoS, and many more. just last week we've purchased another 68pcs meraki MR52. We love Meraki!

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

i love playing on my console. i love everything about Networking and Security.

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am a Senior Network and Security Engineer, I am working in Crystal Networks which is one of the most valuable Cisco partners in EMEA.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I work across all Cisco Meraki product families.  Specially Meraki MX & Z. 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

 

Kind of a big deal

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@Gamal wrote:
  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am a Senior Network and Security Engineer, I am working in Crystal Networks which is one of the most valuable Cisco partners in EMEA.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I work across all Cisco Meraki product families.  Specially Meraki MX & Z. 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

 


You're no fun! 😉

Conversationalist

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Hello Group

 

I am a Cisco Eng with 25+ years of experience. I live outside the Emerald City (Seattle Washington).  I have used Meraki before they were acquired by Cisco. I appreciate how Cisco has left Meraki alone and let them grow with their cloud technology. I ride a Harley Davidson Road Glide as much as I can and I'm getting my pilots license.

 

Conversationalist

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Hi there

 

I am Mikayel. working for World Vision Armenia as an ICT officer /Network administrator.

Have 5 MX 64 Meraki devices and have Cisco Meraki Operator certificate.

Conversationalist

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I work for a Cisco partner in Twickenham, UK called Unifi Communications

 

We have been a Cisco reseller since 2003 and have grown our business mainly around Cisco Collaboration 

 

We have dabbled in Meraki when requested by a customer but are now keen to grow our Meraki business

 

Interesting fact - I worked in Trump Tower, New York for 6 months and occasionally spotted Donald's hair

Conversationalist

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Hello, my name is José and i am very excited to be a part of this community.

I just started using and knowing Meraki, and i really like the product and the dynamic.

 

Glad to be a part of this.

Conversationalist

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I work for the City of Reno in Nevada in the USA as an IT Security Analyst. I am currently in the process of replacing our network infrastructure with Meraki switches and AP's.  We currently have over 100 Meraki access points.  We love the product line and will continue to replace our legacy gear as we get funding.

 

A fun fact about me... I am a licensed master falconer, meaning I hunt with birds of prey.

Here to help

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I works as a Network/Security engineer for Ventech Solutions located in Columbus, Ohio. We have complete Meraki workshop all on our office branches and DC.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I switched to Meraki from Cisco classic almost 3 years ago, recently implemented Meraki in our Chennai, India branch office.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I’m a big fan of Real Madrid, but now mixed up with Juventus 

 

Conversationalist

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  • A bit about yourself & your workI am a Senior Network Consultant with a CCNP in Router switch. I have been in this field for almost 20 years working in both very large corporate networks and some smaller to mid-size networks.
  • Your experience with Cisco MerakiOver the past 3 years I have deployed several Meraki solutions at clients sites. Some sites were a small footprint others were a full rip and replace with Meraki.
  • A fun fact about yourselfMy first BS degree was as a Park Ranger and I worked in Colorado or 2 years at the National Sports Center for the Disable in Winter Park.
Meraki Employee

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@DeanDunlop  I ride a Dyna Low Rider - also when I can, which isn't much lately, CAN'T WAIT for winter to be over this year in the US northeast.

Conversationalist

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A bit about yourself & your work

My Name Is Mark Brown.

 

I work for Coca-Cola of Northern NE

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki,  Currently I monitor and maintain the Cisco routers and switches. We have a added a few MX device to our sites and I am interested in moving further in to the Meraki line.
  • A fun fact about yourselfI enjoy the 5 k mud runs.