Hopefully the world is recovering from pandemics and wars, and while we are not yet in the “Roaring Twenties” that were promised, life-as-normal-as-could-be is slowly starting again. I have done some business travel to Hamburg with ComDivision and there are some great VMUG Usercons coming our way in June! Stay tuned for that!
A big part of our techie life is conferences of course. A wise man has one said that the only constant in life is change, and it certainly makes things a bit easier if we can accept that… So hybrid events with in-person and electronic content are here to stay I think and VMworld is back! All be it under a different title now… VMware Explore! I am only a techie, not a marketing guru, so not all reasons for this change are clear to me, but I do understand that we want the focus to be more on the multi-cloud where VMware is doing excellent work again! So it is not only about VMs anymore… But also VMC, Tanzu and other goodies.
Back in 2019 I wrote his post about why you should attend VMworld. All those reasons are still valid. And especially networking. I see all around me that people have difficulty travelling and attending events after 2 years in this horrible pandemic, so let’s meet, talk and support each other!
In that previous blog post I promised I would attend, and I did. It was also the start of my collaboration with ComDivision for vRealize Operations projects, so it is fair to say I got a lot out of it. I will certainly attend Barcelona again. The US edition is back in San Francisco! I would love to go, but looking at the cost…
Some practical details: The US Edition of VMware Explore is August 29 – September 1 in San Francisco. More info and early bird registration is here. The EMEA Edition in lovely Barcelona is November 7 – 10. More info on the events is here. Some of my ComDivision friends already have sessions approved, so keep an eye out for those!
See you there ?