Welcome to the Chicago Cisco group. My name is Matthew Lechleider and I have decided to start organizing this group. I have successfully ran the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group
for over two years. The group started out with 5 members just as we are now and currently has 220+. I am interested to see how fast this group grows and what we can accomplish.
A little bit about my self......I have a bachelor's degree in computer science from De Paul. My major was network technologies. To put my self through college I have worked at onShore Networks which is a residential and commercial ISP in Chicago. I deal with various network related equipment on a daily basis....Cisco, Alcatel, Juniper, Overture, Linux systems, etc...I do not have any Cisco certifications and am interested how I would do on the exams. Hopefully this group will motivate me to move forward and look more into certification.
We are more than welcomed to hang out in the onShore conference room on a monthly basis, but only comfortably sits about 20 people. If any members have another conference room available for us to utilize, contact me. As an ISP, we have tons of gear sitting around we can use. Hopefully we can encourage other members to bring gear for us to educate each another.
If anyone has any ideas or just wants to say hi.....
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Announcing a new Meetup for The Chicago Cisco Systems Meetup Group!
What: First Chicago Cisco Meet Up
When: January 16,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Open invitation to the historical first meeting of the Chicago Cisco/Telecom professionals. We are able to meet in my employers conference room and have access to random old Cisco gear for educational purposes. Hopefully we can set some goals as to what people want out of the group.
Laptops are encouraged as we have free wifi. A projector will be available to show off projects. If you have some random networking gear sitting around, bring it along!
Venue is just outside of the loop and has plenty of free street parking available. Close to Chicago Ave Blue Line.
If you get lost, need directions, have questions, or get stuck outside. [masked]
7:00-?? arrive and setup laptops.
7:30 - 8:00: introductions. Student, consultant, manager? Employer,school? Experience?
8:00 - 8:30: What do we want from this group? What steps to take next?
8:30 - ??: Have fun with Cisco gear. Go over some basics and share tips.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Cisco-Systems-Meetup-Group/calendar/9251207/