I’m incredibly excited about VMworld 2012 as this one will be a totally new experience for me. The first two years that I attended were as a customer, the third was as a vendor. If you talked to me at all last year, you probably remember that I’d lost my voice from working the booth every day the show floor was open, and was literally propped up by caffeine during the day and alcohol at night. Good, clean living. 😉 This year will be an all new experience because I will be very involved with the VMworld Community Tech Talks powered by the #vBrownBag podcast. John Troyer & Alex Maier (THE community folks at VMware) have decided to lend us the space, gear, and all the social media muscle they have to let us run a bunch of Lightning Rounds & Technical Deep Dives with some of the world’s smartest VMware folks around. If you haven’t seen the schedule yet, please go check it out now. We’ll be livestreaming the show on vmworld.com, and will have everything available for download & viewing after the conference as well.
The coolest thing about the Community Tech Talks powered by the #vBrownBag is our fantastic sponsors. In no particular order: Cisco, Veeam, Tintri, & TrainSignal have sponsored the #vBrownBag at VMworld. We’ll be handing out a very limited number of VMworld 2012 Survival Kits. These kits will include the necessary items to help you get through 4 days of awesomeness – energy, vitamins, earplugs, and (hopefully!) more. Most importantly, a very lucky 350 folks will get an awesome custom-made #vBrownBag USB key that will be packed with our best certification podcast series, the latest distribution of AutoLab 1.0, and fantastic content from each of our sponsors. YOU WILL WANT TO GET ONE OF THESE KEYS. 🙂
I hope I’ve done a great job explaining why I’m stoked about VMworld 2012. If you’re there in person, come see us at the Community Lounge. If you’re not able to make it, watch the livestream and participate on Twitter under the hashtag #vBrownBag. ‘Til then!