VMware User Group (VMUG) host global events designed to enable customers and end users to interact with the community through knowledge sharing, training and collaboration. I’ve attended a couple of the London based VMUGs over the last couple of years, … [More]
By Steven Dunne 20 0
VMware User Group (VMUG) host global events designed to enable customers and end users to interact with the community through knowledge sharing, training and collaboration. I’ve attended a couple of the London based VMUGs over the last couple of years, but this was my first time attending the UK VMUG. Due to a late change in work commitments, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this year’s UK VMUG. From my perspective, these events provide an opportunity much closer to home than VMworld, to interact with other community members and continue to stay up-to-date with announcements, industry trends and technical content. The first thing that struck me this year was the agenda and line-up. I’ve taken note of this in recent years (just out of curiosity), but I genuinely thought ‘wow’ that’s some line-up in terms of speakers, session and content, considering the event is sponsored with no registration fee. It took me around 20 minutes to come up with the sessions I wanted to attend, which showed the variety, quality and quantity of the sessions were of the highest order After arrival on Monday afternoon, I headed to the vCurry evening (thanks to Jane of the VMUG committee), tucking into some food (yes, a curry!), catching up with colleagues and then awaiting the start of the vQuiz. The quiz was entertaining and fun, 30 questions with a mix of categories, although it took me back in time to my VCP 3 and 4 exams, with expectancy around memorising and knowing maximum supported\configuration numbers. The table I was located on finished 3rd, but following some technicalities and overrule by VMware EMEA CTO Joe Baguley, we were promoted to 2nd place! As a group on the table, we decided to feed the prize back into the community for the main show.