I had an opportunity to speak at the Indianapolis VMUG last Thursday, July 26th, thanks to a gracious invitation from Mike Ellis and Kyle Ruddy. This was my second VMUG user conference in Indianapolis; I attended last year as a sponsor. In case you’re not aware of the Indy VMUG, it’s quite possibly one of the largest VMware user conferences in the United States. This year’s attendance was well over 870 folks, featured multiple talk tracks starring some real rockstars of virtualization (Scott Lowe, Alan Renouf, Chris Colotti, Jake Robinson, and Jeff Szastak, to name a few), and over 70 vendors. Additionally, both EMC and Dell were onsite with hands on labs that allowed interested folks to spend time with products and technical consultants.
As I mentioned, this was my second Indy VMUG, but I’m still astounded at the sheer size of the gathering and at the quality of the VMUG’s execution. There was a real sense of community, which is something that isn’t always apparent at VMUGs. Many thanks to Mike, Kyle, the other VMUG leaders, and the MyVMUG organization. 🙂