I have an off/on relationship with vForum Sydney. I first attended the event when it was called TSX in 2007, right at the start of my time teaching VMware training courses. Back then there were a couple of hundred people at TSX Sydney, now vForum attracts thousands of attendees and is a smaller VMworld. I’ve attended most of the vForum events, except when it conflicted with VMworld EMEA one year, and I think OpenStack Summit another year. Along with VMUG UserCons, vForum is a gathering of the virtualization community, and it brings some superstars in from overseas too. I will be at vForum Sydney this year and am really looking forward to seeing my friends and doing some community activities.
In 2011 I attended my first VMworld in 2011 and the community parties (VMundeground and CXI) were a revelation to me, a great place to meet people and talk. I came back and organized VMdownunderground, the community warmup party before vForum Sydney. The party has happened before vForum every year, with Ryan McBride taking over the organization when I couldn’t make it to vForum. There will be a VMdownunderground again, so you can come along to talk to other community people. Please register here on Eventbrite, so you get a reminder and the address. We started organizing things this week, a little too late to get a lot of sponsorship, which means you will need to buy your own drinks. Great thanks to Actifio for sponsoring the event at short notice, hopefully, we can provide some snacks.
There will also be vBrownBag TechTalks at vForum, as there have been often through the years. TechTalks are brief presentations that provide technical education of some sort. Presentations are video recorded and often live streamed, then published to the vBrownBag YouTube channel. If you would like to present a TechTalk at vForum Sydney this year, then just fill out this form, and I will be in touch to schedule your session.
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