VMware announced the list of 2015 vExperts during the week. Congratulations to all that made it. The list now contains over 1,000 vExperts.
For something perhaps a bit more relevant in the A/NZ region, I’ve broken it down for us.
Back in April, I did a post when VMware announced 754 vExperts for 2014. This week, 123 were named vExperts from the Q2 nominations.
That adds another 2 Aussie vExperts to the list; Tim Williams (@ymmit85) and Matthew Healy (@matt232h).
Last week we had the quarterly VMUG meeting at the Telstra Conference Centre.
We paid homage to the creator of the VMware community, John Troyer, as he’s moved on from VMware after 9 years.
Congratulations to all the vExperts from Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. It’s an honour to be included with such great local talent.
Back in 2010, Greg Mulholland was the only vExpert that I actually knew in Australia.
Virtualisation is thirsty work Because there’s never enough time at the Melbourne VMUG to catchup with members, we’re having an in-between VMUG vBeers at Trunktown. If you can’t wait for the next VMUG, this should keep you going for another 6 weeks until the next Melbourne VMUG, on 15th May, 2014.
Record attendance Wow, we had 374 attendees at the Melbourne VMUG User Conference. The awesome turnout to this and other Melbourne VMUG events show’s we’re the premiere VMUG is the region.
It’s on again! This years Melbourne VMUG User Conference is coming up next month on Tuesday 4th February at Hilton on the Park.
This will be the third User Conference Melbourne has done.
Last year I went to vForum in Sydney (October 2013). This is the premier virtualisation event in the ANZ region. Lost in Translation I called the hotel the day before to confirm the reservation of a room with 2 singles.
The September Melbourne VMUG was on this week, and it was a ripper.
The agenda was set for:
EMC Presentation: Continuous Availability with VPLEX – Berin Smithson VMware Presentation: What’s New in vSphere 5.
The next Melbourne VMUG is on Wednesday 24th July.
Veeam will be there doing live demos and talking about the upcoming release of v7 of Veeam Backup & Replication. Veeam has to be the most popular (and coolest) backup application.