VMworld was a blast! The whole week was frenetic, exhausting, vibrant and above all, a lot of fun. VMware put on an excellent show for attendees and partners, while demonstrating direction and leadership. Few things were a first for me…
This was the first time I presented at VMworld and I have to say it was quite an amazing experience that I want to repeat whenever possible. David Stafford an I presented two sessions on “Dispelling the Myths of Desktops as a Service (DaaS) with VMware View”.
I also was a special guest and went up on stage with EUC CTO, Scott Davis, to talk about Project Catalyst in his “Directions in End-user Computing: The Post-PC Era” session.
My sessions with David were very well attended and the attendees had the opportunity to rate the session at the end. Here are the ratings for our 2nd session:
I feel pretty good about the ratings. The first session had a total score of 3.84 out of 5, but I always expect the repeat session to have better ratings. So, if there is a repeat, always go for the repeat session.
The electronic survey also allowed attendees to review each individual presenter on four different categories. Here are the review for me as a presenter.
In addition to the sessions this was also the first time I was able to see the book I wrote with Jason Langone “VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solution” on a bookshop shelf. We had a book signing session where few people who purchased the book during VMworld came to talk to us and get their book signed.
I would like to give special acknowledgement to Marc Crawford (@uber_teck_geek) that brought from home a book cover print out of his e-book for signing.
During the conference I was able to capture few cool Panorama 360 images.
Here are the links for some of them:
VMworld US is now over and it’s time to start working on presentations and demos for VMworld Barcelona. Registrations for Barcelona are open and you can register to out session here.