This week, Chicago

I’m having a great week in Chicago. It is a long haul from New Zealand but as with all travel it is eventually over. I am here for the VMUG User Conference which was  on Wednesday. The 850 people who came along had lots of learning and networking opportunities. I got to meet a whole bunch of new people and catch up with a lot of old friends. There are links to the huge amount of video that the vBrownBag crew made in this post on ProfessionalVMware.

Yesterday and today I am spending in downtown Chicago doing a training workshop at a law firm, they have a small team looking after their vSphere and View environment. I’m helping them to understand the parts that make up their environment and ways to get the best out of what they have. I didn’t realise they are a View site until I arrived, so being able to change the workshop content to match the client is really useful. These small group workshops are a lot of fun and allow us to really drill into the things that are important to this team. Big thanks to Chris Wahl who recommended me in here. If you would like me to run one of these workshops take a look at my workshops page and get in touch.

You may recall that the Blues Brothers movie takes place in Chicago and that the epic chase scene ends up in the square outside the Cook County City Hall. That square is right behind the building where I’m doing the workshop. That is one of my Chicago tourist places to visit ticked. Just one block away I got the classic view of the road running under the ”L” where some of the chase occurred.

I think I’m unduly excited about this because usually when I travel for conferences all I see is hotels and conference centres. Tomorrow I get to be a real tourist for a day before I leave Chicago early Sunday.

This week Chicago, next week Los Angeles for the VMUG user conference there.

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About Alastair

I am a professional geek, working in IT Infrastructure. Mostly I help to communicate and educate around the use of current technology and the direction of future technologies.
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