Mr. Pignatiello and his CISCO students volunteered to help tear down the RNC.
Alex Contorno commented,"Volunteering after the RNC was a rare historic event that we were all eager to take part in because of how it directly tied in and built upon our 2 years of networking training at Euclid High School. We had the amazing experience of being under the wings of a phenomenal project manager. Volunteering after the RNC gave all of us a substantial hands on time with totally new (and ridiculously expensive) devices that none of us have seen before like the latest ASAs ASRs UCSs to name a few.(and more IP phones than you could count) The most interesting part of this week was hands down the feeling I got when I walked into the Q arena with my credentials for the first time a day after the RNC was finished. We graduated high school 3 months ago and we honestly could not ask for a better experience than what we got considering that we are all only 18. All in all this experience will stay with us forever, we took in so much this week and are grateful and humbled to be a part of something so awesome like this, this was a real in-the-field type of experience that young students like us thrive on and fuel our passion for IT and networking."
Brad Stoldt commented,"The RNC tear down was a great experience for me. I wish I could have went up more during the week though. I saw more IP phones than I thought I would ever see in my whole life. It was good to start getting familiarized with all the equipment required to keep a network stable. ... We also met some Cisco employees that could be good contacts for later down the road"