VMUG – first time participant

What an experience and a warm welcome I received during my first VMUG. The day kicked off with an entertaining start and a jam packed agenda with a great list of sponsors and valuable content. As a newbie, I was asked to introduce myself and as a consequence was rewarded for doing not a lot more than saying my name and was given a copy of Mastering vSphere 6, which is quite apt given my recent certification achievement for VCP6.

As I glanced around a very popular event, I felt somewhat star struck to come face to face with some industry experts, most notably Mike Laverick from whom I owe a lot of my career success to as a result of being a regular follower of his own passion for blogging in the early days of his rftm-ed blog.

There were also three VCDX’s in the room, again something I aspire to achieve over the next couple of years work/life dependent of course!

Plenty of swag was also there to be had, including hip flasks, Captain vSan t-shirts, USB keys, portable chargers and the token notebooks and pens. These came courtesy of sponsors such as Tegile, Bitdefender and Velostrata.

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I’ll try and include some of the content topics in subsequent blog posts very soon.

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