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