EMEA #vBrownBag

The #vBrownBag is a podcast started by Cody Bunch that offers informal and community-focused study groups for professionals in the IT / virtualisation / cloud space. In 2012, Gregg Robertson founded an EMEA edition, timed to be more accessible to a European audience and aimed to draw from the pool of high-quality professionals here to […]

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vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld EMEA 2015

If you’re going to Barcelona next month for VMworld 2015, one thing I can thoroughly recommend are the vBrownBag TechTalks that take place in the Hang Space. If you’re not familiar with them, these TechTalks are 10 minutes long and given by anybody from the virtualisation community with something interesting to share. So, if you have a gap between sessions or there’s something of interest on the TechTalk schedule (this is published closer to the time) then they’re well worth listening to. Of course, it may be that you have something you could talk about for 10 minutes. If so, why not propose a session using this Google Form?

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TechTalks Schedule at VMworld EMEA 2014

The provisional schedule for vBrownbag TechTalks at VMworld EMEA 2014 has been posted. If you don’t know what they are, the TechTalks are 10 minute presentations (hopefully broadcast live on the internet but also recorded) on any technical subject given by assorted attendees of VMworld. Anyone can propose a TechTalk (there are a few spaces left – signup using this form) and anyone can watch (find the Community Hangspace, or watch online via the vBrownbag live page). Among the sessions already scheduled are a couple of great sounding ones from Joerg Lew on orchestration and automation; another from Kaido Kibin about vCO collaboration; two sessions on VVols from Cormac Hogan and Nick Dyer; and a primer on the hyper-converged ecosystem from Gabriel Chapman.

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VMworld Europe 2014 – Looking forward…

It’s October now and it means that VMworld Europe 2014 is right around the corner. I’ll be attending in Barcelona for what will be my 4th VMworld. It will be the first time that I’ve ever attended under a full conference pass rather than just as a blogger. However, I don’t expect the experience to be hugely different. Perhaps in the general sessions the view will be slightly different but that’s about it. My employer, Xtravirt, is sending a number of my colleagues along with me to VMworld this year. Whilst we’re all very different people working on different projects, we generally have fairly complementary skillsets and a passion for what we do. Speaking just for myself, I’m really looking forward to VMworld. Like my children’s birthdays, each VMworld is “the best one ever”. It’s not the announcements, the sessions, the labs or […]

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vBrownbag needs you at VMworld Europe 2014

VMworld Europe 2014 gets under way two weeks from today. There are a large number of excellent sessions available to schedule but if you either didn’t get yours selected, didn’t submit one but wish you had or just have something that you want to share with VMware users and the community in general then there is another way. Every year at VMworld (both US and EMEA), the vBrownbag crew organise a series of TechTalks aimed at giving anybody who wants to, a chance to present for 10 minutes on the topic of their choice (except for direct product pitches). The schedule has still to be decided but there are open slots available. So, if you have something that you want to share, use the sign up form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xt6LAeeKb0ItoCt7zMWusOr51417Uldu3VD81Qc37Ks/viewform

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