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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!

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  • A bit about yourself & your work: I'm David Rutan and I founded my company Wizdom On Wheels in 2008 and provide onsite help for normal people all over the Bay Area - primarily homes and small businesses (less than 5). I've worked in IT at various companies for over 20 years and my favorite part of it is solving problems and coming up with solutions for the average non-technical and semi-technical person.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki: I've done a bunch of setups going back to pre-Cisco. I primarily do MX security appliance setups for more security conscious users and some Access point setups in homes and small businesses. I'm working on training for the new Meraki Go units as they're more geared towards the home and small business.
  • A fun fact about yourself: I love viewing and creating animation - especially stop-motion animation. I studied animation in college and did a bit of stop-motion and 3d work, but found I enjoyed working with people more.
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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Working at Fortune 500 VAR - selling to Western Canada

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I sell a lot of Meraki - it is my go to solution for SMB clients, and some Enterprise clients

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I make short films in my spare time

 

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work - I'm a system admin, that also does network admin.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - I've been using Meraki devices for about 4 years.
  • A fun fact about yourself - I make mead.
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Hi all,

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work  - I have a IT Consultant for the past 15 years.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - I am new to Meraki and excited to learn!
  • A fun fact about yourself - I wish I had more time to learn how to be a better cook. 🙂
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  • A bit about yourself & your work

Esteban with Accenture working with communications & media companies to implement systems that help improve their Customers' eXperience.

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I'm brand new & want to learn more about SD-WAN.

  • A fun fact about yourself

Was married near the Coliseum in Rome.

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Hi all, happy to join the community!

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am Lead Technical Consultant at UniversalMac, a proactive IT managed service provider part of the Apple Consultant Network [ACN].  I have been providing consulting and support services to our clients for more than 8 years and been a Mac Admin for about 10.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

We started deploying and managing Meraki solutions early on and have deployed more and more over time in small and medium size business environments.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I’m originally from France and I have travelled to more than 30 countries.

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I'm a full time IT Manager for a defense company but I still help some previous clients run their networks.

 

I've used Meraki equipment for about 6 years.

 

I always bring a towel.

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I'm a full time IT Manager for a defense company.

 

I've been using Meraki equipment for about 6 years.

 

I work a lot!

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Hello! I'm new to the CMC. I work for a Managed Service Provider in Pennsylvania. Looking forward to learning more about the community as well as products and services. Thanks!

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I am a business development manager/account manager at a Cisco Gold partner.  I have been in the Solution Integration business for about 40 years, and still LOVE learning about new technologies.   I have been involved with Cisco Meraki for several years, and earlier this year became a CMNA.  I currently have my CMNA pack (MX64, MS120-8LP and a MR33) running my home network.  I am glad to be both selling and using the Meraki stack.  Fun fact, I continue to play guitar and run sound on a periodic basis at my church.

Ken Mage
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Hi all

 

I'm very happy to have taken the fit videos  and would like to thank the narrator wich did a very extraordinary job.

 

tks all and happy to be a part of the community!!!

 

Ciao!!

 

Louis R

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Hi my name is Louis R. Lasnier, i'm a Bell Canada consultant in IP and legacy solutions

 

I've sold some MR22's with a Bell promotion we have and had some great results.

 

tks for reading me!!

 

Louis R.

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Hello Meraki community, here as part of the Apple Consultants Network partnership with Cisco, getting to know more about the Meraki line-up.  We are a small Los Angeles base IT firm that supports home and SMB businesses.

Zak
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Hello All,

              I am Zak. Work as sysadmin/network admin. I don't have any previous Meraki experience, however, very excited to be adding a lot of devices soon to our environment.

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Welcome. We are new ACNs. Looking forward to the opportunities.
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Hello everyone!

I work for a Cisco Meraki partner called M.A. Polce Consulting in Rome NY.  I've been with M.A. Polce for just over 11 years and my current role is a solutions architect with a focus on Networking and Security.  I have been designing and deploying networks using Cisco Meraki since 2013 and what a fun ride it has been.   I love my profession but I'm also a firm believer that we all need some good balance in our lives. So when I'm not wearing my solutions architect hat, I can be found enjoying the outdoors in a variety of different ways including hunting, fishing, target shooting, skiing, snowshoeing, diving, hiking, snowmobiling, or four wheeling.

 

I'm looking forward to contributing to this community and learning from others.

 

 

 

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work as a Sr. Sales Consultant for NTT Netherlands B.V.

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Sold it to a few of our customers as SD-WAN solution but also as OoB Management System

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Love Volleybal !!

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My name is Brian Swanson and I am the developer of an app called Self Censor.  It detects and blurs certain images that are sent or received. I just started with Cisco Meraki and I am looking forward to making connections and further expanding this app.  A fun fact would probably be that I have worked as a substitute teacher for the past 15 years.  If anyone has any questions or suggestions feel free to contact me. 

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Hi all members,

 

So the  story goes like this : -

 

  • A bit about myself & my work
    • Ex-Cisco Employee (Cisco TAC Security, VPN, Data Centre and Virtualization).(6 years)
    • Currently in Cyber Security Consulting with 10+ years of experience.
    • CCIE Security (#35269)
    • Passionate about networking (all kinds 😉)
    • Doing all networking technologies across Cisco except Collaboration (Voice).
  • My experience with Cisco Meraki  
    • MS to MX all done, deployed and love the way it works. Been doing Meraki for about 2-3 years.
  • A fun fact about yourself
    • If I was not into IT networks, I probably would have become a Chef or a DJ/Producer, yes I love to cook and listen to Techno.

 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am a Support Engineer working for ISP in Auckland.

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki is new product for us. Few of our customer have started using it and they really love it.

  • A fun fact about yourself

I like watching sports and also play bit of Badminton and Tennis.

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A bit about yourself & your work

NOC-Engineer / Tech-Support for around 10,000 Meraki Devices across 1000+ Networks providing "Free-WiFi" across Germany / CCNA Wireless

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I've been working almost exclusively (80%) with Meraki Gear for a bit over a year now and love it!

 

A fun fact about yourself

I am also a trained Hairdresser - go figure...

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am 2nd Line Network Engineer and been doing this for 3 years. I acquired my CCNA Collaboration and currently working towards my CCNP.

 
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Our customer has a Cisco Meraki solution in place including, MX, MS and MR devices. Just attended and earned my CMNA badge and looking to develop my skills and learn the API integration.

 

 

 

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I'm a poor VP of Information Technology for an engineering services company located in the U.S. 

 

We standardized on Meraki around four years ago at all locations for firewall, switch, and WiFi access points, exclusively.  We have just under 50 MX, MR's, and MS devices company-wide.

 

Han Shot First.

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  • A bit about yourself & your work
    I'm currently working at Vancis BV in Amsterdam where we aim to serve organizations in education, healthcare and research.
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki
    None thusfar but I'm very interested because I want to add the knowledge to be able to work for companies who use Meraki
  • A fun fact about yourself
    I love cats and setting up Domino tracks to let all the stones fall down!
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* a bit about myself 

 

My name is Jordan Freeman, and I am an IT Specialist at the Jeff Schmitt Auto Group in Fairborn/Beavercreek Ohio. I am also a web developer, programmer, and have experience in a number of disciplines in the IT field!

 

* experience with Cisco Meraki

 

I have been managing the MX switches we have on site for about 90-days with this company, and love all of the amazing work you guys are doing. I hope to work for you guys some day. Currently finding ways to apply every tool available to this organization to help with workflow and overall management, bringing my skills in workplace efficiency through IT development.

 

* fun fact about myself

 

On the side, I build drift cars and show cars, rebuilding engines from scratch (currently working on a 1.3L Rotary rebuild), I write music, and am a photographer as well. I hardly sleep and am constantly working! So not so much fun but its fun to me, I love to always be moving something forward. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you here and continuing to develop my skills inside of the Meraki system framework you have so elegantly designed! 

 

If anyone reads this, say hi below so we can connect and talk shop 🙂 

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  • A bit about yourself & your workMy name is Shane Cole and I am the Sr. Network Engineer for the Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control Authority. 
  • Your experience with Cisco MerakiI started working with Meraki about 5 years ago and have recently decided to bring Meraki into my current infrastructure. I am currently using the MX, MS, MR and MV product lines. 
  • A fun fact about yourselfHuge fan if 80s New Wave music. 
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A bit about yourself & your work
Hello! I work for a Cisco partner located in Brazil, and I`m a Jr network Engineer with a CCNA.


Your experience with Cisco Meraki
I work across some MX and MR products for a new client SDWAN project using Meraki products and I`m enjoying working with it

A fun fact about yourself
I have a snake as a pet!
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Clayton Potter

Senior Enterprise Cloud & Network Architect

Hertz Global WHQ

CCNP  ECMS2

 

Working with Meraki products for 7 years.  Was previously a Network Administrator and Pre-Sales Architect

 

Currently deploying SD-WAN Globally for Hertz Companies using Meraki and Viptela SD-WAN devices with Meraki Networks devices behind them. Using MX, MS, MR, MV and LTE/MG devices in the network reference architecture designs.  Over 3000 locations deployed to date. 

 

Fun Fact - Motorcycle road racer and track day coach, Long range marksman

 

 

Clayton Potter
Senior Enterprise Cloud & Network Architect
CCNP ECMS2
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Hi, I'm a new partner worker with Meraki. It just 4 months that I've implemented Cisco Meraki solution.

My job is maintain the network infrastructure for my company,

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Hello!

 

My name is Robby.

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I recently started as the Director of Technology with a company called 215 Tech out of Salt Lake City UT.  We are part of the Apple Consultants Network, we are a solution provider, and we do IT contracting work.  We also sell and manage Meraki as one of our primary technology partners.

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

I have been using Meraki gear for a very long time.  I was looking for a solution in this space about 2 years before Cisco purchased them, and after being sent the trial gear, I was completely sold.  At my last job, we grew a retail company from about 50 stores to 1500 stores in a 5 year period, and Meraki was a big part of our success in growing that business.

  • A fun fact about yourself

I play bagpipes, and have actually competed in the world championships for bagpiping before

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Hey-O!

Good to be in this community of Meraki-ites. 

 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work - I am a principal consultant in IT for a partner in Toronto 
  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki - have had some demos and very interested in cloud management of switching fabric and wireless. 
  • A fun fact about yourself - I have a few passions: a guitarist also and working on running a 5K soon!

 

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hi my name is juan, i am a network engineer , looking for training on CISCO Meraki training ,
any courses . online
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Hi Tinee1227,

 

Please register yourself to book slot for Entry Level online training using below link:

 

https://community.meraki.com/t5/ECMS1/ct-p/ecms1

 

Thank You

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Hi there,


I just decided to take part in the community because it seems to be an requirement for getting into the early access developer program at Meraki 😉

But seriously, I've been working with Meraki gear for about 5 years now. Currently I work as head of IT for a German retailing company which operates about 90 stores across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I've been working as an systems engineer for many years before, so I am not the classical pure "manager".

I am experienced with the full Meraki portfolio with an exception for Insight.


Currently, I am working on a project to use the cameras as a "real" people counter for retail stores with heavily utilized store entrances. The cameras are doing the job well basically, but they lack of some major features that you need in a big retail store, e.g. distinguishing people count in/out and export the detected object frames for further processing (yes I know there is an API endpoint for taking snapshots, but it's not suitable when you need to export >5k pics per day).

 

Fun fact: Most of my error catching code looks like this: else {die "fu**** somehow\n";}

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  • Un poco sobre ti y tu trabajo

Soy ingeniero en Electrónica y Comunicaciones y lejos de enfocarme a trabajar en campo, me gusto más el departamento de ventas. Es un reto a diario el  llevar las soluciones a las empresas, convencerlos para que acepten tu propuesta lo hace interesante y divertido.

 

  • Tu experiencia con Cisco Meraki

Actualmente trabajo en PlanNet Service y  tengo el reto de llegar a ser Cloudmaster en Cisco Meraki, me encanta ir a las empresas con todo el portafolio de Meraki ya que cuenta con muchos beneficios para el cliente.

 

  • Un hecho divertido sobre ti:

En la universidad fui bicampeona en Lucha Olimpica estilo libre y por mi complexión tal delgada se asombran cuando les comento de mi experiencia en el deporte.

 

 

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Felicitaciones por este portal tan valioso.

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hi Guys and Gals i'm Juan, thanks for letting me participate in our Meraki community

i' started my career in telecom in 1999/ with newengland  telephone as a technician were i worked till 2014, and am now a network engineer , in ct with the CSP,  i really enjoy what IT brings to the table, zero touch provisioning , 

such granular detail, into thousands of points on the network, my goal is to get Meraki certified and Maybe even pitch some equipment to sis/admin , in the future, i'm looking for labs or sandboxes that would allow me to get really good 

with Meraki switches , any suggestions ?? 

i am turning 52 this year, so somedays i feel really old,, lol 😎.... 

just immediate family that i'm super close with, in Massachusetts and ct, 

hobbies are coaching college athletes , also coach wrestling at the high school level, volunteering this year

to give speeches to middle school children on Character Education , in down my time , i enjoy 

trails , biking , and even the beach in the summer, 

thanks again , cheers to all, during this holiday season!! 

CISCO MIND WIDE OPEN 2020 !!!! 

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  • A bit about yourself & your work

I work for an apple focused IT consultancy business in London

 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

We are new to Cisco Meraki and are looking forward to completing the training and seeing how we can utilise the product for new and existing clients.

 

  • A fun fact about yourself

I'm an amateur hip-hop dancer

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Hi

I am currently working at MTN South Africa in the Technology Enterprise Services division and I am fortunate to be working on the SD-WAN project, including Meraki.

 

I am quite new to Meraki, but have completed the Meraki Fit level 1 and another Udemy course on basic concepts and setup. I am looking forward to learn more and do a few more training courses.

 

I enjoy the outdoors, travelling, camping, game drives, kayaking, mountain biking, tech gadgets and IoT. 

Riaan

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Hi, I'm Mark Robinson, I work as the customer engagement specialist at ISG technology. ISG specialise in managed service design, deployment and support, particularly with WIFI networks and IP camera technology. We have been a partner of Meraki for many years but now we are keen to expand, support other Meraki channel partners in the deployment and support of live networks.

As for something interesting...... in my spare time, I work as a volunteer cook at a campsite for the disabled, hugely grounding and amazing fun with some livelong friends too.

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Presently, I work as a Network technician in Presidio.

 

My experience with Meraki has been a good in-terms of its automation.

 

I am a die-hard fan of Chelsea football club.

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・A bit about yourself & your work
I work at a university in Japan.
managed by all campus IT Solutions.

 

・Your experience with Cisco Meraki
Meraki was introduced 4 years ago.
more than 10 years use CISCO products.

 

・A fun fact about yourself
I want to interact with you.

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@WizdomOnWheels  that is a cool company name!  I wish I was that creative.

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Thanks!

It was a long process of collaboration with a prior colleague that finally came up with it. We couldn't get the normal spelling on Wisdom as a URL, so we went with Wizdom instead, kind of like a "Wiz". Eventually I talked with the owner of the wisdom domain as she wasn't using it at all and I have the original spelling domain as well. At this point the Z stuck!

 

- David

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Hi Guys

 

I am Edward Xu and I am happy to join the Meraki Community 

 

  • A bit about yourself & your work

I am a network admin working on CCNP. I work for the local government 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

All the APs, MS, MV, MX

  • A fun fact about yourself

I love eating good food while I am playing World of Warcraft 

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Hi! I'm working in a small company in Cologne since last week that wants to introduce Meraki to the customers. 

  • Your experience with Cisco Meraki

Before, I worked for a company that selled Meraki almost every day to their customers. I liked the designs a lot. 

  • A fun fact about yourself

Many people do not understand my sarcasm. Therefore, some think I am rude and strict.

 

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A bit about yourself & your work

 

I'm Jim Pfleger, and I work at Verizon where I do software development and automation in support of our Presales Labs and our customers.

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki

 

Other than some experience through DevNet, I'm new to Meraki and I'm looking forward to learning a lot on the fly.

 

A fun fact about yourself

 

My friend and I once won San Francisco's Annual Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt.

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A bit about yourself & your work
Been a networking engineer for 15years under HP/HPE/DXC and now AT&T while sitting in the same place. (Lanyard collector 😂)

 

Your experience with Cisco Meraki
Less than a year but recently attend the ECMS1 and looking forward for more.

 

A fun fact about yourself
Enjoy planting Bananas,Papaya,Pineapple,Custard Apples in the garden.