VMware has one of the best and most active user bases in the industry. The VMUG (VMware User Group) organises local meetings, user conferences, online meetings and more. If you are working with a VMware infrastructure you should really check it out. I am still amazed some people have not heard of it.
Belgium and Luxemburg are no exception and this Friday June 14th will see the annual user conference in Lamot in Mechelen! See the website for details on free registration and schedule. Mechelen is a good choice for accessibility, you can easily get a train from wherever you are. Also it being Belgium the event has taken place in the old Lamot brewery for the past few years.
The great thing is you can follow sessions from peers and VMware experts or sponsors on technical subjects. I am personally looking forward to:
- keynote by VMware EMEA CTO Joe Baguley. Always entertaining.
- VMware Cloud on AWS with Stefan Verbist.
- VMware’s Cloud Operations model by VMware engineering.
- Kubernetes by Eric De Witte.
- PowerClI. Because Luc Dekens is the guru.
- Lode Vermeiren is even tackling IoT!
- and of course there is a vExpert session with Stijn Depril.
I am not mentioning the complete agenda here, just my highlights. Apologies if I left you out…
The most fun at these events are the sponsors exhibition and coffee chats of course. In particular I have been contacted by Easyvirt this year. They are doing a massive push for their DC Scope product for monitoring VMware environments. I hope to have it running in my lab this week, so that I have some idea on Friday.
And did I mention there is a free BBQ?? Grab those last tickets at VMUGBE and see you there!