VMworld Tips From VirtualizationSoftware.com
As we quickly approach VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, this is a particularly important time to talk about the excitement of the event and how you can meet the team from VirtualizationSoftware.com while we are in San Francisco.
VMworld – The Big Show
Every year, thousands of people (25,000 approximately in 2013) will converge upon the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Tip#1 – It’s pronounced Moss-koh-nee after the late Mayor who was assassinated in 1978.
There are so many things to see while at the VMworld event, and it has many different faces depending on what it is that you are looking to get out of it. VMworld is designed for vendors, partners, customers, consultants, media, and everyone in between those categories to come together to find out what is new and exciting coming out of the VMware organization.
Tip#2 – Wear something comfortable…always. You’ll be spending a lot of time at, and walking to and from the events at the conference center.
Community at VMworld We are very lucky to have an active community wrapped around VMware and virtualization which will be readily evident if you drop by the hang space area which will feature couches, lounge areas, and you have a fair chance of meeting
Tip#3 – Twitter is your friend.
Turn follows into meetups by watching for impromptu Tweetups that happen regularly throughout the week. There are also lots of end-of-day events happening which will be a great opportunity to meet up with vendors, product experts, and vExperts which you can find at the Community Gatherings site.
Meet the Authors
The VMworld bookstore which is usually on the street level at Moscone South will have book signings by some of your favorite authors from the VMware community. A sign is posted in front of the book store which has the schedule for the signings for your chance to meet the author in person.
You will definitely want to take a little time out and try out the VMware Hands-on-Labs which are on-site at the event. There are going to be lots of labs available related to freshly announced features and products, plus you get a chance to break from the crowds for a little bit and flex your technical muscles a bit.
Tip#4 – Have Fun.
Make it Your VMworld
These are quick tips, but the real heart of what will make VMworld a great experience for you is making it your own event. This is one of the greatest opportunities to learn about technology, expand your understanding of virtualization, and network with an incredible amount of great new people.
As I head into my third VMworld this year, my goal is to meet as many people and share experiences as possible. If you want to meet up, you will find many great people at the blogger’s table in the hang space, and reach on on Twitter to @DiscoPosse, @otherscottlowe, and @davidmdavis to find the VirtualizationSoftware.com team.