#vBeersATX: Making a note here, HUGE success

This past Wednesday, September 7th 2011, Austin had its first vBeers. I was surprised at the turnout and the number of new folks I met. A good portion of the Dell Tech Center crew was there, as well as folks from Dell in general, Home Depot, VMware, and Quest, to name a few. Everyone was warm and conversational, and I’m very happy to be part of such a vibrant and cool virtualization community in Austin.

I haven’t yet finalized plans for the next one, but I would imagine sometime in the next 30-60 days would be appropriate. This time I’ll be sure to coordinate with Opal Divine’s Marina, too. They were very kind in accommodating a large (and thirsty) group, but made it clear that they’re at their best when they can plan ahead to have open spaces for conversation, etc.

Thanks again to everyone that stopped by, it was great talking to you and nice to meet you!

Austin’s first vBeers! #vBeersATX #vBeers

Love VMware or virtualization in general? Love beer? Then let’s combine them!

Join us for the first in a series of Austin Texas vBeers at Opal Divine’s Marina, in front of Fry’s at Mopac/1325 and Parmer.

Any and all are invited, all you need is your winning smile and a love for good virtualization conversations over a cold beer or non-alcoholic drink. If you know of anyone else that might be interested in hanging out with like-minded geek-folk during happy hour, then invite them and bring them with you!

Happy hour is 4-7, with $3 margaritas and half-price appetizers. Wednesday night is also $2.50 Texas drafts. We’ll get kicked off right about 6pm.
When: Wednesday, September 7th 2011 at 6pm

Where: Opal Divine’s Marina

Contact: @sixfootdad, @kongyang, @dennismsmith, @supertsai, @aus_effendi, @8bits1byte, @me_rollinIT, @warrenatdell

Sponsors: This is NOT a sponsored event, just a bunch of folks getting together to talk shop and have a cold beer.

What is vBeers?: Read all about its intent, where it originated from, and more at http://www.vbeers.org/about/.

REGISTRATION: http://vbeersatx.eventbrite.com/