My VMworld 2014 schedule

Wow, VMworld 2014 is right around the corner! I have my session presentation submitted and just need to finish my demonstrations. I also have a good portion of my schedule ironed out now. I just need to add some sessions 🙂

  • Saturday, August 23
    • 6-10 vBeers Tweetup @ Chieftain
  • Sunday, August 24
    • 8:30am – 11 5K Fun Run
    • 12:00-1:00 TAM Day expert lunch with Log Insight
    • 4-7 VMworld Welcome Reception
    • 8-11 VMunderground @ City View (if I get my ticket back…)
  • Monday, August 25
    • 11:30-12:30 How to perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis with Log Insight
    • 5-8 Log Insight exports group meetup @ Chieftain
    • 6-9 Tegile party @ Roe
    • 7-11pm vFlipCup @ Folsom Street Foundry
  • Tuesday, August 26
    • 11-2 Log Insight booth in Solution Exchange
    • 4:30-6 Hall Crawl
    • 7-10 vExpert/VCDX VMworld event @ E&O
  • Wednesday, August 27
    • 10-1 Log Insight booth in Solution Exchange
    • 7-10 VMworld party

VMworld 2014 public voting and my 6 sessions

As I am sure you heard, voting for VMworld 2014 sessions is now open! Based on my count this morning, it looks like 1,179 public sessions are available to select from (though only 1,178 to vote on as session 1645 appears to have been submitted by accident). All in, I have 6 sessions up for public voting! Now you may be wondering why I submitted 6 public sessions, how many private sessions I submitted, and what I will do if they all get accepted. Read on to hear the reasoning behind my approach this year.

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Bucket List: Present at VMworld

I really wanted to call this post: I AM PRESENTING A VMWORLD 2013!!! but decided to take a different approach 🙂 We all have hopes, dreams, goals, and/or bucket lists. One item that had been on my bucket list was to present at VMworld and I am happy to announce that I have two sessions that were accepted for 2013:

  • Session: PHC4478 – Three Advantages of Running Cloud Foundry in a VMware Private Cloud
    Speakers: Steve Flanders, Tarik Dweik
    Track: Public and Hybrid Cloud
    Presenting at: San Francisco
  • Session: VCM4445 Deep Dive into vSphere Log Management with vCenter Log Insight
    Speakers: Steve Flanders, Chengdu Huang
    Track: Virtualization and Cloud Management
    Presenting at: San Francisco, Barcelona

In addition, this will be first time that I will be attending VMworld in Europe. If you are planning on attending VMworld this year, please be sure to attend one of these sessions!

For those of you who voted for my public session, THANK YOU!

VMworld Call for Papers Public Voting Now Open!

It is that time of the year again, the VMworld Call for Papers public voting is now open! I am not sure how this happened, but it appears the session Tarik and I submitted landed in the number one spot on the voting page: 4478 Three Advantages of Running Cloud Foundry in a VMware Private Cloud. If my script counted correctly there are 954 submissions to choose from. Good luck to all!

4478 Three Advantages of Running Cloud Foundry in a VMware Private Cloud