Well, I’m spending today preparing for VMworld US. If you are going perhaps you would like to meet me. That’s going to be tricky, because as ever I’m awfully busy! However, I have sometime where I’m not due to be anywhere in particular. In that time you will find me at the VMware Communities Lounge. It’s the general place where bloggers, user group and their ilk hang out.
This is my schedule. The red bits are when I will be a free man. I will be at the WuPasS gathering at the Thirsty Bear. I will be giving away a copy of my vSphere4 book as part of the competition they have there. Monday, I will be attending the private VCI (VMware Certified Instructor) day, but I will be shelling out to deliver the 1st SRM presentation . I have an evening meal with Jacob Jenson of VMware (he’s got management oversight over things like SRM), and then I want to drop-by at the EMC vGeekFest to say a big YO! BRO! to all my vSpecialist chums – I hope to end the evening by making the Official TweetUp for VMworld 2010. Then SLEEP!
Tuesday I will be at the opening keynote. Expect something VERY big there! And then me and TechTarget crew assemble to hit the Solutions Exchange Floor as part of the VMworld “Best in Show” Awards scheme. This is my second time judging, and this year I’m in the “Cloud” catagory. I’ve got a quick lunch time met with Marc from TechTarget before carrying on with the judging. In the evening I will be attending the NetApp event. I’ve RSVP’d but its on a first-come first served basis – and hope to get an invite to the Veeam Party. I’ve just sent them a cheeky email to see if I can get a ride along. Then SLEEP!
Wednesday. In the morning I’m free til lunch – so I will do the key note, and then hang out at the VMTN Communities Lounge. At 12noon I have the 2nd SRM presentation – and then a little wee gap before showing my face at 3pm for TA8623 – Storage Super-Heavyweight Challenge – where Cody Bunch, Chad Sakac (EMC), Vaughn Stewart (NetApp) and Adam Carter (HP Lefthand). I hope the bout will be clean and sportsman like. I’ve got a slot to sign books directly after that session so I will have haul ass over to the book store. Then its the VMworld Party – I will be at large. Look out for a guy who has “RTFM Education – Mike Laverick” on his polo shirt!
Thursday – Well, it looks like I’m up to nothing. But I’m actually holding part of this day free so I can make a trip to Alcatraz. I’m hoping one of my buddies from North Carolina will be able to join me.
If you want to contact me during the show – best bet is twitter – I’m @mike_laverick