This year’s vRockstar event was a gain a great success!
We sold out of all of the 450 tickets in under 30 mins this year which is no small feat! 🙂
I’ll start by thanking our sponsors whom without we wouldn’t be able to put on such a cool event each year!
This year Veeam, Rubrik, Nutanix, VMUG, Zerto, Hytrust, EMC and Exelerys were sponsors and that’s the largest list of sponsors we have had to date with just goes to show how much the IT industry really does support what we are doing! Which is nice! 🙂
This year’s VMworld US left me feeling a little bit more fragile than usual!
This is because it was in Las Vegas and the cream of the VMware community do tend to push the envelope when it comes to networking fueled by good food, booze and locations that enable you to get a sun tan!
2.) The VMware Communities Podcast – There was the option this year to book a slot to video podcast on the VMware communities podcast! I’m not sure where this is online but if you look hard enough i’m sure you will be able to find them!
3.) The VMunderground – This even always runs strong and sells out. This year due to the conference being in Vegas found us struggling to get sponsors on-board as when in Vegas companies tend to opt to run their own events. The organisation team at the VMunderground did however manage to pull off yet another great event!
4.) Cool new announcements in the general session (although i watched it streamed to my TV in my hotel) which included, vSphere integrated containers for developers, NSX enhancements, Horizon and Airwatch within the EUC field oh and ofcourse “VMware Cloud Foundation”!
Stay tuned on more things as this is only a short list of stuff that caught my attention!
Every year I get on a plane and head to Monaco for the Formula 1 race and his year was no exception!
Also in attendance were VMware community member Tim Oudin and also my brother Tom who works in IT project management.
(Left)Tom, (Middle) Me, (Right) Tim
As usual the experience was out of this world! I would highly recommend all the companies I work with should take a look at Monaco for an all year round top notch networking, conference and business retreat location!
The race was awesome and the party that follows every night of the race week is something that I can’t describe… you have to be there to understand!!!
Tim might hate that picture I published a bit as he has a slight smile!!! 🙂
Today I saw this great interview on SiliconAngle’s The Cube with VMware CMO Robin Matlock!
Robin talks about the upcoming VMworld conference which is also in Las Vegas saying there are “a lot of exciting things” for VMworld this year and that the conference would put it’s focus on multicloud, and management for both on-premise and digital cloud.
She also promised a highly “technical conference” 🙂
VMworld is coming and it’s in one of the more punishing conference locations….
Las Vegas!!! 🙂
It’s always good to see what all the participating sponsor companies have to offer while catching up with so many colleagues that i only get to see maybe 2-4 times a year!
Given that it’s Vegas this year and Las Vegas is a bit crazy…. certain things will happen….
1.) You will take a cab just to cross the street!
2.) You will melt waiting in a line for said cab…..
3.) You will see Imagine Dragons play somewhere….. 😛
4.) Damian Karlson will lose at Casino war at least once…..
5.) There will be a new VMware buzzworld that everyone will overuse!
Anyway it should be a blast! I’ll post more on this soon!!!!
You can register now at VMworld.com so get booking early and save yourself some money!!!!
It’s that time of the year again where “Grand Community Wizard” Corey Romero dishes out the VMware vExpert awards to those few who have taken on “unicorn like traits” and gone the extra mile in the awesome VMware community!
vExperts each year have been deemed to have demonstrated significant contributions to the VMware community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.
I was honoured again this year to receive this award making is 4 for me in total and 3 years in a row! So I now can update my banner on my website to look like this:
Check out the blog post announcing the full list of recipiants here: