VMworld 2016 Catalog Voting Now Open

It is that time of the year again, VMworld 2016 catalog voting is now open! In this post I would like to take a look at the numbers this year as well as the voting changes and my submissions. Read on to learn more!

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Numbers

Looking at the numbers I see:

  • 1,575 submissions to choose from
    • 1,361 breakout sessions <- not surprising
    • 26 group discussions
    • 21 meet the expert sessions <- strongly encourage these
    • 119 panel discussions
    • 48 quick talks <- new this year!
  • 51 submissions containing “Log Insight”, but only 14 listed under the vRealize Log Insight product <- confused

Changes

In addition to the numbers, there are a couple MAJOR changes to the voting this year:

  1. Submission authors are NOT listed! This is very interesting because you now vote either based on title and description or by word of mouth. From what I have seen so far, many people are not happy with this change.
  2. No more “technical”, “advanced technical”, … labeling of sessions. This is also interesting as most technical people I know would only attend the advanced technical sessions. This year a lot of additional filtering criteria is available, but only time will tell if the new format is well received.

My Submissions

So what sessions did I submit this year?

  • 8133 Own vCenter? Log Insight is FREE!
  • 8137┬áLog Insight (?ne+dle) to Value Deep Dive
  • 8147 Log Insight: Meet the Experts
  • 8151┬ávRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight: Better Together

You can vote for submissions here. Thanks for your consideration and I hope to see you at VMworld 2016!

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