Stephen Hackers from Hot Wired IT Solutions affiliate partner to HTG (Howell Technology Group) made the trip to VMworld Barcelona 2018 with Kevin Howell (HTG), Graham Wight (HTG) and Tony Cota.
Tech Experts Meetings + Design Workshops + Vendors + Hall Sessions = A great experience and excellent value for money.
Things I learnt…
- Download the VMworld App
- Book sessions early
- Register for a vendor party
- Participate where possible
VMworld through my eyes
- Download the app… Contains your pass, schedule, reminders, events, map, info and more.
- The photo every geek wants
3. Picked up my VMware vExpert 2018 goodie bag
4. Attended multiple design workshops. Signing NDA… Sorry no secrets being shared here.
5. Entered the Hackathon .. Joined an amazing team of 8 experts. (3rd place)
Chris Porter, Christopher Lewis, Colin Westwater, Dave Simpson, Dominik Zorgnotti, Gareth Edwards, Tony Cota and Stephen Hackers (Me).
We created and launched #PowerVKE. PowerShell module to deploy kubernetes. This was successful in taking 3rd place at the Hackathon
Available on GitHub https://github.com/PowerVKE
Follow on twitter https://twitter.com/PowerVKE
24 hours on from the Hackathon and Will PowerVKE name change to PowerPKS??
6. Meet the Vendors.
NetApp with Ducati ( I was always going to visit any stand with a bike being a biker myself)
7. Vendor party
Cohesity was our option
Great night out and some interesting glow in the dark / flashing devices for the night. The Queen tribute act was definitely worth watching. The friendly atmosphere was fantastic
8. Meet the Experts.
I attended two of these excellent sessions on PKS (kubernetes) and vSphere on AWS. As a techy I felt I got more business value in these 30-45min 1-1 tech sessions than in some of the high level presentations attended. That’s not to say the high level presentations were worth attending as well, but I got to ask in the 1-1 my homework for actual work I’m doing or planning on doing.
Then the trip was over. Such an amazing few days. Already looking forward to VMworld 2019……