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Fiberminded exists to provide a trusted learning and development interaction for fiber optic technicians and engineers. We are honored to help folks at all stages of their journey make progress toward new levels of success and knowledge. Whether you’re an aspiring technician or an accomplished engineer, we’re here for you.

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Who is Christian Till?

Meet the Man Who Started It All

Hey everyone! Christian here. I’m a nerd at heart who learned about fiber optics the first time during my studies for a B. Sc. in applied informatics and communication technologies. Today, I’m well into my fiber optics career.

I was hooked on fiber from the first minute and decided to dig deep into the subject, which led to a project around Brillouin scattering. You can hear more about it in episode 1. The theory is nothing without hands-on activities, and so I pulled cables, spliced, and performed customer activations for a local city carrier with whom I later wrote my thesis on their migration path towards WDM-PON.

After first accepting a position as a fiber product manager focused on the cable MSO market, I joined EXFO in 2015 as a Subject Matter Expert providing thought leadership for best practices in fiber network deployment. 

How Become Fiberminded began

As my journey continued, I met kind, talented, and generous people who helped me grow my understanding and my chops. I also realized early on that I wanted to help others take control of their professional destinies in fiber optics, too and this was the spark that launched Become Fiberminded (BFM).

The more I taught others, the more I learned myself, and the Become Fiberminded podcast helps me to give back to the community in a private capacity.

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Helping the fiber optics community to solve problems and enable a faster and better connection for everyone across the world.