UKVMUG 2015 – Loved it, but…

That’s the fifth UKVMUG done with, and the first one that I’ve ever presented at. I loved it, it was a great day. The highlights for me (or what I did): Joe Baguley’s opening keynote – great as ever (even though I saw some of it in TechSummit a couple of weeks ago).  Joe is a very inspiring speaker, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my boss (a few times removed). Listening without a hangover this time, there were some interesting things that I took away from it. Eric Wright’s session on OpenStack and VMware. Great to meet a fellow vBrownBag guy and good content too. An idea Josh Atwell gave me for some future blog postings over lunch. Picking the brains of Andy Jenkins and Robbie Jerom about Docker and Cloud Native Apps Ricky El-Qasem and Alec […]

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2013 UKVMUG Agenda

There’s now an agenda posted for next month’s UK VMUG in Birmingham. As you can see, it’s got some cracking sessions in it. If you haven’t registered yet, or you want to check the agenda out for yourself, head over to the VMUG site. TIME EVENT LOCATION Wednesday, November 20,2013 7:00 -9:00 pm Pre-Reception vCurry – Veeam Bracebridge Suite Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Sponsors Trafalgar Foyer 8:30 – 9:00 am VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite 9:00 – 9:45 am VMware Keynote | Joe Baguley, VMware CTO EMEA Britannia Suite 9:45  10:00 Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite 10:00 – 10:45 am Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions 50% Faster VMs on the Hardware You Have!, Condusiv Bracebridge Suite Convergence and Scalability in Your Datacenter.  Bringing Google like Infrastructure to […]

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UKVMUG 2012 Agenda

The dust has barely settled on VMworld Europe and the Agenda for next month’s UKVMUG in Birmingham has been posted. There are multiple tracks and some big names presenting in addition to the valued event sponsors. It’ll be difficult picking between everything that’s going on. For instance should I go for Duncan and Frank’s Deep-Dive discussion, Alan and William’s Practical Automation session or Hugo and Aidan’s VCDX Boot Camp? And that’s just breakout block #2! It’s interesting that there are Community sessions scheduled alongside Sponsor ones. I imagine this might be in response to some feedback from last year’s event or perhaps from more recent VMUGs. Anyway, I’ve copied the Agenda below for easy reference. But if you haven’t registered yet, why not? It’s free! Register here… TIME                 TYPE  EVENT LOCATION 8:00 – 8:30 Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with […]

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UKVMUG – 15/11/2012

The first UK-wide VMUG event went so well last year that it’s on again this year. Once again it’s on at the National Motorcycle Museum just outside Solihull (nr. Birmingham). National Motorcycle Museum Coventry Road Bickenhill, Solihull, West Mids, England B92 0EJ A detailed agenda has yet to be published but the day starts on Thursday November 15th 2012 at 8am and includes: Registration and Breakfast VMUG Welcome VMware Update Keynote Breakout Sessions Lunch Keynote Breakout Sessions Closing The night before there is a vCurry reception (also at the museum) sponsored by Veeam. What are you waiting for? Register here!

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UKVMUG 2012 Call for Papers

As the days get shorter, colder and wetter (is that actually possible this year?) it means that November is drawing nearer and that heralds the next UKVMUG in Solihull. The UKVMUG is the country’s VMware and Virtualisation community conference held annually and this it’s year on November 15th. Put the date in your calendar! The organising committee have today asked for submissions for community presentations to be made via a google form. If you have a good idea for a presentation on a project or specific technology and you want to present at the VMUG then pop your ideas in here. Last year’s event was very well attended. See my review of it here.

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