I know it is still a few months out, but the planning for VMworld 2010 is in full progress. We opened our call-for-papers a few weeks ago and have already received a good bunch of submissions. If you have a great session topic you would like to share with the VMworld attendees, feel free to still submit your session via the call-for-paper website.
NEW: Public Voting
This year we are introducing a new way of how we select the content. Some of the sessions will still be selected by small content committees that exist of VMware employees, customers and partners. What does not get selected in this first round, we will put up for public voting! Meaning you will directly be able to participate in the selection process. This voting will happen in May and anyone who has a vmworld.com account (anyone can register for free) will be invited to vote.
I hope to see some really cool sessions submitted and sessions with a high education value, as like most of you, I always want to learn new things.sions submitted and sessions with a high education value, as like most of you, I always want to learn new things.
Do you have a great story to share with other delegates? Are you using virtual machines to build a better disaster recovery solution? Have you virtualized a critical enterprise system? Do you offer virtual machines on-demand with billing? Have you developed extensive automation process around the VMware products? Tell your peers about it by submitting a proposal.
Session proposals should provide an in-depth explanation of the technology and business challenges you have resolved, as well as a description of your architecture—hardware, software and networking setup. Advice, key success factors, data points and lessons learned while solving technical, organizational and process challenges related to virtualization deployment are always appreciated by your peers.
In addition to the prestige of showcasing your solutions and the opportunity to share best practices with other delegates, if selected to present, you will receive a full conference pass, access to all VMworld and sessions and labs.
This year the VMworld community will be voting on your submissions. In order for your submission to be included in the voting process, your submission needs to be filled out completely. Any submissions with gaps or "TBD" in any of the fields will automatically be declined and removed from voting.
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