vForum Sydney

Today is the first time since vForum Sydney I’ve sat down at my desk and stopped to think about the event.  It was a huge event, six thousand attendees across two days.  That’s nearly as large as VMworld Europe!

I presented four sessions of Certification Quick starts, mainly covering preparing for VCP5 certification.  I will be doing some follow-up blog posts about the subject, including options for a home study lab, hopefully this week.

I also had a very successful VMDownUnderground party, around 80 people came together to talk virtualisation, beer and life.  A huge thank you to the sponsors, Veeam and NetApp, who made the whole thing possible.  In addition to meeting quite a few people I’d only emailed with in the past I was pleased to meet Randy Groves, CTO of Teradici. I have heard back from a number of people that it was well worthwhile and that more people would have come if they’d known it was on.  Next year will be bigger and earlier organised, watch for the news here.

I didn’t make it to a lot of sessions or labs, but both were good and the keynotes were entertaining which was a great thing.  I spent a lot of time in the solutions exchange talking to people, mostly community but a few vendors too.  I’d like to see a community lounge like the VMworld community lounge, with somewhere to sit down and give my feet a break.

vForum was again a great event and well worth the trip.  Now I have to work out how to get to the VMUG User Summits in Brisbane and Melbourne in December.

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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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