VMworld Europe 2014 is only a mere four weeks away and now it is time to start focusing on it and achieve that sort of Zen mental state that it is required to survive the experience!
For the third year in a row the event will be held in Barcelona: somebody may object this, but from my perspective it does totally make sense. I admit I am totally biased as Barcelona is my favorite European city and a place where I’d move anytime if I had the chance, but let’s be honest: the city has a gorgeous weather in October, it is easily reachable from anywhere in Europe, it has great accommodation options, a working and efficient transportation system, food is great, it is a cheap place compared to other destinations and it is a pleasure for the eyes! Gimme Barcelona anytime!
After two Catalan VMworlds and almost a dozen leisure trips to Barcelona I can consider myself a veteran, so let me guide you through my experiences, who knows, you might find some useful advice here.
One of the most important characteristics of a VMUG event, and particularly of a big sized one such as a User Conference, is indeed the involvement from the Users’.
This can take the form of volunteering efforts, but also active participation as speakers. We always encourage speakers to take the stage and present their experiences with VMware technologies to peers.
No matter your experience, you are always welcome to join events as an active participant.
After the first successful event held in April 2013, VMUG Italy is proud to announce the date and location of its second User Conference, which will take place next May 7th in Milan, at the MiCO – Milano Congressi Conference Center.
We are in the early stages of the event organization, but stay assured that we – once again – will deliver a User Conference up to the high standards set last year.
We should be able to provide you with some details soon, including the names of the first International Speakers and a link to the registration page.
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It’s official: we (the VMUG Italy board) have been working for some time behind the scenes to organize the first VCAP/VCDX Boot Camp in Italy, and now we can officially announce it.
Mark this date and location on your calendar: April 7th, 2014, Milan, Italy.
As you most probably know, VCDX – VMware Certified Design Expert is the highest achievable level in VMware Certifications. Only a small group of skilled and experience professionals can show this title on their business cards and very few new ones are minted each year.
The path to VCDX is long and hard, it will require extensive knowledge, experience, hard study and understanding from the loved ones (which are usually neglected during the process). The exam itself consists of the “defence” of a design in front of a panel of other VCDXs.
So, even taking the decision to embark yourself onto the VCDX journey can give you headaches. For this reason, VCDX Boot Camps come to rescue!
For the third year in a row I will be attending VMworld Europe, once again in sunny and beautiful Barcelona. I can safely consider myself as a seasoned VMworld attendee and the lessons learned in the past editions will definitely be useful to maximize my experience this year!
My plan is to attend less Sessions and Hands On Labs than in previous editions and be “more social”: Sessions will be most likely available after the event and it will be possible to take HOLs online as well later on, so no reason to spend too much time on those while there’s so many opportunities for interaction and networking.
Spring is finally here, not only with blue sunny skies, blossoming flowers, and buzzing bees but also with the traditional VMworld Call For Papers Voting!
Breakout Sessions are one of the highlights and the backbone of every VMworld edition, together with Hands On Labs, Solutions Exchange and the incredible amount of networking opportunities. The technical level of the Breakout Sessions and the expertise of the speakers is typically quite high and the featured topics cover a very broad range, from Infrastructure to End User Computing, from Cloud Computing to Customer Cases and so on.
So, how are sessions selected?