All the official EMC activities for VMworld are summarized on the Everything VMware at EMC community site. This year EMC will be hosting our hands on labs in our show floor booth. A complete list of the vLabs is available at: https://community.emc.com/events/2827
We are again hosting the CTO Roundtable session. We have a dozen thought leading CTO’s meeting for lunch to discuss topics the industry is struggling to address. Again this year EMC Global CTO, John Roese will be hosting the event and me and EMC VP, of Innovation, Steve Todd will be facilitating the event. This year we are pleased to have VMware CTO, Ben Fathi will be participating in the session as well. This was a great event last year and based on the confirmed attendee’s it should be even better.
This year in addition to great show content I am looking forward to the #vBrownbag talks scheduled for Sunday. This event has been scheduled as an un-conference with short presentations from many of the VMware community experts. I am looking forward to these sessions in particular:
- 11:30am - Julian Wood – How Policy will drive the Software Defined Data Center
- 12:30 pm - Brian Trainor – vCOps and vCO – The Power Duo
- 1:00pm - Chris Sears – vDocker Highlights
- 1:30 pm - Eric Wright – Why OpenStack?
- 1:45 pm - Tim Carr - Integrating puppet with vCAC
- 2:15 pm - Peter Marelas - Under the hood of VDPA and Data Domain
The complete speaker schedule is available here. It is nice that I can attend these sessions before the years #v0dgeball tournament. This year I am part of Chad Sakac’s EMC team. This is always a great opportunity to catchup with VMware community friends while throwing dodge balls at them! We are again raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project. This year we will also remember our good friend Jim Ruddy. This year the vSpecialist team has chosen to honor Jim by naming their team “The RuddyDucks” and created these cool shirts that are available for purchase at https://www.booster.com/jamesruddy. All the proceeds will be donated to Jim’s family.
This year there seems to be a general renewed focus on content at VMworld. I’ve noticed that there are a number of new content centered events like the #vBrownbag talks and product briefing sessions in addition to all of the great conference sessions. I plan on posting a number times during the show next week. I look forward to seeing everyone at the @vodgeball tournament and the vUnderground party this year.