Thoughts on #vmworld 2016 so far

First off I have to admit I’m still jet lagged so if the wordings come off a bit negative that is not the intention of this post.

I have to say that Las Vegas is a completely different city than San Francisco. I like most of the other attendees live on a hotel on the Strip. And that seems to be nothing but casinos, hotels and bars. Shops that you find everywhere in SF like T-mobile or say a Target are 2-3 miles away and in this heat you need to take a cab to get there. So eventhough the hotels are much cheaper than SF I think this willbe a more expensive trip than last year.

The Strip at night however is an amazing sight, kinda creates a magical atmosphere with all the colourful lights on all the casinos, seems no expense spared to try to attract potential guests to their hotel or casino.

Last night i attended what i would deem the best VMuG party ever. The inaugural VMUG Members Party. Held in The House of Blue at the Mandalay. I have actually no idea what the bands name was, but damn did they play great music. 80’s Rock coverband, with a lot of ACDC , Aerosmith Run DMC and the like, that really got the crowd going.

Michael Dell took the stage and we had an air guitar competition, and of course the legendary #wreckingcrew was there as well.

Really nice way to kick off VMworld.

The times they are a changin.

nordea

So the time has arrived where I can unveil what I’ll be doing next. After Seven years at the Central Bank of Denmark, I’ve been offered the position as Platform Owner Hypervisor & Chief IT Infrastructure Specialist at Nordea Bank. They have one of the nordic’s biggest VMware farms, where I will be responsible for the strategy for the hypervisor platform in the Bank.

It’s not that easy leaving a job you really liked, but opportunities like this don’t come around that often. And I must say it’s the first time ever I’ve seen a job posting that should have started with “Dear Terkel…”

So June 1.st I’ll have to remember to travel 1 stop longer with the Metro in Copenhagen to take me to The Nordea Headquarters just across the water from the Central Bank.

I can honestly say that I’m really excited about the challenges ahead.

Welcome Veeam as sponsor

My very first Sponsor has arrived, and that even without me asking for it. Veeam contacted me on facebook to sponsor my blog, and I must say I’m very happy with it. It will pay for me WordPress hosting for my Blog. So Thank you Veeam

One of the best gifts you get from being a #vExpert – #pluralsight

pluralsight_Inline_01Again this year, Pluralsight has stepped up to the plate and swung a home run. All vExperts of 2016 will get 1 year of free access to all their training videos.

These include alot of vSphere 6 courses, both Datacenter, view and Cloud videos. They have well known people like David Davis, Greg Shields and Chris Wahl, just to name a few,  to do their training courses.

I my eyes very useful resource that I actually payed for before becoming a vExpert.

So thank you Pluralsight

Next #VMugDK sold out in less than 8 hours – Add your name to the waiting list!

MV5BNDA5NDAzMzg1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTY2MjU2NzE@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_So its that time of the year again, when the Danish VMug team will hold their VMug and a movie show. And once again it will be held in the Palads theatre in central Copenhagen. As i said its sold out, but do add your name to the waiting list, as usually a bigger theatre room can be provided if the sponsors see enough people on the waiting lists: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vmug-palads-2016-tickets-20777698656

This years theme is costumer presentations and wow what a nice lineup, 4 community sessions and a community panel discussion as well.

We’ll start off with a 45 minute session from fellow bloggers Morten G. Johansen and Martin Therkelsen from Wolseley.

After a Sponsor session and lunch, will be back with Ibrar Ashraf from SamPension

Again a sponsor session and the Michael Munk will be on stage, and who can forget his ranting session on NSX at last years show. Surprisingly enough he’s again listed as Zitcom, wonder if  a new job change has been completed ?

The last community session will be from Jakob Hartmann from Frederiksberg Forsyning, who will enlighten us about his path to vSphere 6.0, touching on the possibilities and barriers he’s encountered along the way.

Something new this year will be a Q&A panel, guessing like we’ve seen at VMworld with ask the vExperts/Expert bloggers/Industry Giants sessions. Those are usually very fun to attend and you get to ask the questions you’ve been sitting with, to a panel of experts who has been around in the Virtual World. The panel will consist of:

Really looking forward to this session, and hope that you will come forward and ask some questions, otherwise it wont be as fun and enlightening as it could be.

After a sponsor give-away, we’ll be ready for the movie. Last year Liselotte surprised us all by starting with the first few minutes of 50 shades of grey, before switching the movie over to Kingsmen. This year the movie is Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

After the movie, there will be a #VBEERS please sign up if you plan to attend, so the VBEERS team can find a place that’s big enough for all of us.

Hope to see you all there!

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