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Hello

 

My name is Sinclair Williams. I have been in networking for over 30 years!

 

I work for Link Bermuda. The Meraki line is new to me but it looks promising!

 

Outside of work, you will probably find me with my kids on the football/soccer field!

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Hey All,

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am working as Lead networks, looks after the BAU

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Started Working and learning more about it.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Started Learning New Technologies. 🙂

 

 

Building a reputation

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Guess it's time to introduce myself as I'm feeling pretty comfortable in here:

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

Working as a Principal Technology Specialist for a big Cisco partner in Europe. Involved in the IT security field for roundabout 25 years, mainly concentrating on infrastructure security. Involved with Cisco gear since 20 years, holding one or two certifications.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Started working with Meraki a few months ago and still having fun

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I like the sound of analog HiFi equipment, especially the sound of vinyl.

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Hi Everyone,

This is Scene. I am very new to Meraki and doing some self learning as it is required at my work.I like Meraki but still I face lots of challenges sometimes as we need solutions and spend lots of time reading and trying to understand.Hope I will have help here from anyone newbies to Expert.

 

Thanks

Scene

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I have 9 years of experience providing solutions as a system administrator.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

A few months ago I enabled some Meraki MR84 - MR52 APs and for installing a MX100 Firewall

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I just bought a ticket for the Metallica worldwide tour Santiago 2020. 

 

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Hey there!

 

Lately, I have been supporting bay area Meraki based networks with a small company.  

 

The cloud based management is brilliant.  

 

Fun fact: I am a Google trusted photographer with millions of views.

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Hi everyone!

 

I am Marcos Lopez, currently an IT Support Specialist at Harbar LLC. 

 

I have worked with a third party vendor  managing the Network Infrastructure, originally we had only the AP and few SW under Cisco-Meraki, however, I arrange the project to consolidate all our infrastructure to Cisco-Meraki devices, finally, we have (Firewalls, Switches, AP) and I am enjoying the dashboard where I can see all my network.

 

Right now I am evaluating the possibilities to also have Cisco-Meraki IP Cameras over the buildings.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

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I am a presales engineer who works for ho1a metrocarrier a cisco gold partner company in Mexico, I've been in networking and other  IT verticals for going on 10 years now.

 

We work a lot with Meraki devices since as ISP the Meraki MX is one of the products that we offer the most to our customers.

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Hi Guys!

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

My name is Darren Gonek, and I'm a customer-facing SE with 15 years of experience working for a telecommunications service provider in Canada.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Largely pre-sales - communicating Meraki value, features, and functionality to customers.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

When I was younger, I used to be an avid Ukrainian dancer.

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Hi, my name is Ted and I work for a partner in North Carolina called NorthState Technology Solutions.   We offer a Meraki as a Service solution among many other things.

 

I have been in the industry about 40 years and 18 of those were directly with Cisco.    I need to get some hands-on with Meraki;)!   While I sell it, I need to actually use it - someone want to send me gear;)!

 

One interesting fact is that when I was a kid, most parents had their kids take piano or guitar lessons.   My Mom is Polish so I had to take the Accordian;)!

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This spring I started seriously with Meraki (deploying & activation). Have mostly worked with Cisco MPLS networks before.

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Hello! My name is Jason and I work for an ISP in Canada. We are using Meraki for several diverse clients - any where from small business to enterprise/campus level deployment sizes.

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work for T-Systems South Africa. 11 years Cisco... and 0 years Meraki

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

None at all

  • A fun fact about yourself

Well, they call me Pablo... not sure why 🙂

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Hello,

 

My name is Roberto and I'm one of the Network Administrators for our organization.

 

I am new to Meraki devices and need to know how these works, setup and troubleshoot.

 

Looking forward to learn on ECMS1.

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Hi, my name is Yanko Raychev and I`m a Network Security Student at the University of Winnipeg with passion about networks, network penetration, cybersecurity, and Linux system administration.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Not much experienced with Meraki and SDN at all at the moment, but I`m very curious!

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I`ve visited 50+ countries around the world!

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I am a Computer Systems Analyst for USA Volleyball. Merakai is awesome. I used to write film scores

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I am a senior network engineer with a financial company. We are fully engaged in the Cisco SD-WAN Viptela environment.

 

I am new to Meraki , I recently purchased a Meraki MX64W with advance security license.

I find the product amazing

 

I am trying to learn how the Meraki product line fits together and learn all the in and outs of configuring and understanding the technology.

 

Communities are always a great place to start, looking forward to reading the posts.

Anyone have a good starting point (please do not  say Meraki.com, I have been there notorious times and I do agree it is a great resource)

 

One of the best interview question I have ever had as a engineer was . What was the biggest thing you ever broke as a network engineer. I ask why and was told if you never broke anything you never did anything.

 

We all do have our moments, and I had my share : )

 

Thank you 

 

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

          I work for a Cisco partner called "Netsync" located in Dallas, TX, US.

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    I've worked with Cisco products, mainly with wireless for over 12 years, I've done few Meraki deployments but I'd like the way Meraki works.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    I love music, I have a piano but my 7 year old daughter plays better than me.
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Hello,

 

Thanks for having me!

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

 

   I am an Atlanta native (born in Florida, raised in Georgia!). I own "BalesTech, LLC." - an IT Consulting firm that focuses on the North Georgia / Atlanta-Metro regions. 

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

We provide network/infrastructure/security services to small and medium-size business clients throughout the region. We are a "Dell and Cisco" shop so to speak - and try to implement Meraki wherever we can (it's been a lifesaver!). 

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I play drums, bass, and guitar in 3 different bands. 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
  • I work as a WAN Engineer in the Insurance Industry,  specializing in routing and communications for a Enterprise Environment with multiple Data Centers.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki   
  • I manage a deploy of over 500 remote MX SDWAN sites configured to communicate with multiple Datacenters.   We have implement wireless on the MX appliance and deployed multiple template based on the specific needs of the sites.
  • A fun fact about yourself
  • I am a Taekwondo instructor and an amateur musician 
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@anthony225 wrote:

Anyone have a good starting point (please do not  say Meraki.com, I have been there notorious times and I do agree it is a great resource)


Hi @anthony225 and welcome to the Meraki Community!

 

One good place to start in learning about Meraki, if you want a bit of a guided tour, is our "Preview" ECMS1 course, which introduces you to Meraki and to navigating the Meraki dashboard. You can find that here: https://community.meraki.com/t5/ECMS1/ct-p/ecms1 (scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Take me to the preview" page). You may also be interested in registering for the full ECMS1 course, which is an all-day instructor-led virtual course (but, be warned that demand for ECMS1 is high and sessions do fill quickly!)

 

You can also, of course, just ask your questions here on the community (in the relevant board under Product & Technology Discussions) and our friendly community members will answer. 

 

Cheers!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Hello everyone my name is John Deavers and I'm a Senior Solutions Architect with PCM. I have been working on my training the last two weeks to get up to speed on the Cisco Meraki products and just completed the CMNA certification yesterday in Rosemont, IL. 

 

My background is Datacenter with strong focus on Servers, Storage, Virtualization and networking. I currently have 20 years under my belt with being a consultant, Systems Engineer for various fortune 500/1000 organizations and a Senior SA for multiple VARS for the past 12 years.

 

I have a big family of 8 including myself and two dogs 🙂 

 

I'm looking forward to working with everyone and learning a lot more about the suite of products that Meraki has to offer!  

DM1
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I work for a University as a network admin we adopted cisco-meraki  platform after ditching Aruba wireless.  Meraki cloud based gear is the best way to go for us managing around 1000 APs with 2 people.

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    I am part of the largest library network in Massachusetts - CW MARS, I help support a network of 150+ library locations.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    We have been slowly migrating our library sites to all Cisco Meraki MX, MR and MS products.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    I've been working in IT for about 25+ years and am originally from California but traded in the sunshine for nice cold winters in Massachusetts!!

 

Anne Savoie
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Hi, My name is Jo-Anne,  I am key accounts at Genband Africa. Still new to Meraki. Eager to learn, to gain deeper understand about the products and feature more importantly to sell a great solution and make money! I am so excited about the opportunities that lies ahead. 🙂 

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My name is Alessandra Barreto and I work as an after sales at 2S. I am very happy to be part of the community.

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Higher Ed.

 

New to Meraki but not to Cisco

 

Where's my badge!

 

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What instrument do you play? 

Me - Guitar

I have an US Born -Gibson SG

I just bought a Korean Born - Ibanez AF85 - Sounds Great.

 

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What instrument do you play?
Me - Guitar
I have an US Born -Gibson SG
I just bought a Korean Born - Ibanez AF85 - Sounds Great.

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@Karrd wrote:

Where's my badge!

 


I see your Lift-Off badge on your profile now! Congrats!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Guess I've got two accounts on here but this is my business one - lol! 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work
  • I am a small business owner that does IT consulting in the North GA area
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
  • I deploy Meraki solutions for all my clientele who request network revamps. 
  • A fun fact about yourself
  • I play drums, bass, and guitar, and am in 2 bands. 
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Guess I've got two accounts on here but this is my business one - lol! 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work
  • I am a small business owner that does IT consulting in the North GA area
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
  • I deploy Meraki solutions for all my clientele who request network revamps. 
  • A fun fact about yourself
  • I play drums, bass, and guitar, and am in 2 bands. 

Wait, so you quit one band since last week? 😉

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More like it fell apart into flaming wreckage over the course of a weekend, but hey

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Yes! I'm in the club!
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I work for a medium sized healthcare organization and we are preparing for our Meraki deployment.

We just purchased our Meraki infrastructure and are preparing for set-up soon.

I’ve run 9 Tough Mudders.

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • I've been in networking for going on 7 years now. Im glag to be back in Brazil after being three years in europe studying and traveling. Now Im working at a huge Telco company and I help to adjust  and maintain the network infrastructure of the company
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • I have none experience with Meraki, I have good friends working at and with it so for this reason its a plus for learning some news tricks.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • I'm platinum at league of legends.
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Hello, 

 

Adrian in Melbourne, FL. 

 

I have worked in the IT services field since 98. I own a SB in Melbourne and we provide equipment, services, and solutions to our customers.  I don't have much experience with Meraki but plan to utilize Meraki products in a few of our solution sets.  

 

Have two great kids and enjoy coaching their teams!

 

Looking forward to learning from this community.

Thanks,

Adrian 

 

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • My name is Andrew and I started in IT in 1997 at $5.50 per hour installing cable, patch panels, wiring, managing web, DNS and Internet services for a small IT integrator. We grew rapidly and I became a senior network engineering manager within 3 or 4 years, acquired multiple NetWare CNE's and was 1 of 2 non-owner senior managing network engineers, they are still quite strong and doing well today.  I've been running an owner operated very small pseudo MSP operation since 2007. In essence I try to merge adapt and supply Enterprise and custom solutions/technology/standards to SMB's of all sizes as best I can and as budgets allow. As well I've been building and managing Enterprise and custom server/network/storage/backup/business continuity and firewall solutions.  Security is now a primary focus and I am very happy and excited to reconnect as a new partner with Cisco/Meraki and to move forward with Cisco/Meraki at our core.  Anyone know the engineer’s holy cow it worked dance? J  Technology has evolved but the dance stays the same!
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • I am new to Meraki but I was fortunate enough to participate in the Cisco Network Academy in I believe 1999 or 2000.  CCNA was just 1 test back then which I didn't bother to take for some reason, how things have grown lol. While I won't be doing the academy again I will be gaining multiple CCNP certifications over the next 2 years as well other security specific certifications and hopefully be able to achieve CCIE at some point.  Most of my Cisco experience was with PIX then ASA firewalls and a few switches here and there but not much in the last 10 years.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • I love learning pretty much anything and I really love being able to use or share that knowledge to help people and businesses achieve and succeed in positive or desired outcomes. As above so below, we can only succeed when what we provide to those we serve or support also allows them to succeed.

Andrew

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I'm Adriel Rao, I work for Kastel Technologies as a Network Engineer. Really excited for this.

 

 

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

  • A bit about yourself & your work
    20+ years of IT Support, currently looking for new work 🙂
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    Been using Meraki technology for a while, love it
  • A fun fact about yourself
    Started my career more than 20 years ago as a "Mac Guy" both personal & professional and really happy to see Mac more mainstream today!
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  • A bit about yourself & your work : Sys Admin for small software company in Ottawa Canada.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki : Basically none.  I needed to upgrade my end of life SMB switches and was shown Meraki by a sales rep.  
  • A fun fact about yourself : I am an Otaku -Japanese for geek or nerd-.  I enjoy watching anime, especially Isekai stories -where the hero is always lost in another world-.  Oddly enough, I do not like Manga -Japanese comics-.
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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Legacy Computer Technician - been working with computers since 1984.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Worked with Caribou Coffee IT Dept helping Engineers and Technicians with Switch Replacements remotely. Used Dashboard alot and loved it.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself - I'm addicted To Flight Simulator and Now Parkitect Amusement Park Simulator - YEAH!
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My name is Solomon and I work as a Network Security Analyst.No experience with Cisco Meraki.

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Hello to all! Thanks for the warm welcome.

 

- A bit about myself & my work:

 

I am a technology enthusiast since I was a kid, when I loved to play and thinker with computers. In college I got a B.S. in electronics engineering, but my first job at a telephone company led me to a career in networking. There, I learned to build and configure networks with Cisco gear, then moved on to work with a system integrator where I had roles of engineering and management. There I had the opportunity to sell, design and/or support networking and security solutions from many vendors, like Cisco, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Nortel Networks, Juniper and Citrix. Currently I work in pre-sales engineering of a Cisco Meraki partner located in the Dominican Republic.

 

- Experience with Cisco Meraki:

 

My Cisco experience has been so far mainly with the main networking lines, and recently I have been involved with Meraki, learning from courses, webinars, and the excellent documentation. So far, I am impressed how feature rich is the Meraki line, and how easy it is to install and support.

- Fun facts about myself:

 

I am a fan of all good music, no matter the genre: classical, pop, rock, alt-rock, indie, jazz, electronic, ballads, oldies... I also love computer and video games, specially the ones from the 8-bit era!

 

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Hello all,

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work
    • I've worked in IT for over 20 years and now work from home, but still manage our one office location with the help of an on-site employee.  We're moving a lot of our work into Azure, so we won't have much equipment on-premises any longer.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    • I've used Meraki WAPs before, but we just acquired a couple MS355-48X switches, a couple MX250 security devices, two MR45 access points, and a MV22 for our new location.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • I used to speedskate.
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A bit about yourself & your work

I work for a Cisco VAR and this year we are celebrating our 30th year and couldn't be happier where I am at.  

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I work across all Cisco Meraki product families along with running Meraki at customer locations and at my own home.

 

A fun fact about yourself

We have four dogs and a cat - two boston terriers, a beagle, a Akita/shepherd mix along with a cat named Peyton who thinks he is a mini lion.

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Hi i am Antreas.
i am from Cyprus and i have ccna and cmna

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Hello all! My name is Chioke Dorsey and I am Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems.
-I primarily support civilian agencies in the DC metropolitan area as a Cisco Security Pre-sales engineer. I love to tinker with technology,read and workout.
-I am a novice to Meraki as I just went through training, however the product has me very excited. I am seeing several customers in my space beginning to purchase Meraki. I hope to keep that trend climbing upward.
-A fun fact about me is that prior to Cisco I worked for competitor companies Juniper and Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, I worked for AT&T in the service provider market.
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My name is Hanna and I recently started as a Client Manager at NTT. After a very brief stint in logistics for a dairy and drinks company, I'm back in IT sales and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. 

 

I have little to zero experience with Cisco Meraki but I'm very keen to learn and connect my customers with your technology. 

 

I can play the cello. 

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Hello Everyone!

 

My name is Brian Jeffrey.  I am a Systems Architect for Alpha Technologies, a technology integration company in WV.  My primary duty is to provide technical consultation to our sales team as well as our customer base.  I have been working with Meraki products for approximately 4 years now and can say that I become more and more impressed every time I receive new product updates from Meraki.  Hands down the best all-inclusive networking solution on the market!

 

I enjoy anything outdoors - hunt, fish, golf...even mowing grass!   🙂  I also love to cook and preserve everything I can from my garden!

 

I look forward to collaborating with everyone in the community!