VMworld 2010 Fun Run

Posted by Kim Griffin Jul 30, 2010

The VMworld 2010 Fun Run is on! It will take place on Sunday, August 29 at 5:00 p.m. starting at Crissy Field in San Francisco. All registered VMworld attendees and their spouses are invited!

 

It doesn't matter whether you run every day or don't run at all. The relatively flat course takes you along the beautiful San Francisco Bay with a full view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.

 

No need to bring a camera, VMware's very own Luke Kilpatrick will be photograping the event. Come to have a great time and get over your jet lag before VMworld kicks off.

 

The important information:

 

What: 5k out-and-back course
When: Sunday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Crissy Field, San Francisco
Who: VMworld 2010 attendees and spouses
How: Registration and further information to come out next week.

 

 

Stay tuned for more information; until then, enjoy the view from Crissy field:

 

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          -The VMworld Team

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Good news and bad news...

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The bad news first:  No one has guessed the band!
Well, that's actually good news for most of you

 

The good news: 2 attendees can still win the "meet and greet the band" prize.
And even better news:  We are allowing everyone a second guess.

 

That means 2 guesses per person.
Same rules apply as before and options to submit your guess. (see original blog for details)

Now, for some hints...

+ 4k shows to over 25 mil people
+ 30 mil records sold
7 top Billboard hits

 

Who's the band?

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10. The band. Admit it, Foreigner rocked last year.  Now for 2010... Who will it be?

9.
Free drinks at the Welcome Reception and the VMworld Party!

8.
Frequent Flier Miles!

7.
Seeing Friends from previous VMworld conferences in person instead of their chat avatar! (but feel free to share virtual chat in the meantime in our Virtual Pavilion)

6.
Nothing like the smell of new products in the morning!

5.
August is the least foggy month of the year!

4.
Hotel Service: It's nice to have someone else make the bed.

3.
It's going to be an exceptional year for schwag!

2.
You can finally admit you like talking virtualization all day long


1.
The sweet backpacks!

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So, you're heading to VMworld 2010 (Sand Francisco)...or still waiting to register.
You might be wondering -- who's the band at the party this year?
Last year, we brought you Foreigner...this year???


http://www.vmworld.com/images/vmw09/party_foreigner.jpg

mystery-band.jpg

This is your chance to guess, with an incentive.  The "first" 2 correct band name guesses will each be rewarded with a backstage pass to meet and greet the band during the VMworld party.

How do you submit your guess?  By any of these options:

- Twitter: Tweet your guess and be sure to add the #vmworld hashtag
- Facebook: Add your guess as a VMworld Facebook comment
- VMworld.com thread: Reply to this thread with your guess
- Blog comment: Add your guess as a comment on this blog

However, there is a catch...


Each person is
only allowed 2 guesses
(via only 1 of the options above)


To qualify, you must be ALL the following:

- A registered VMworld 2010 (San Francisco) attendee
- A "Follower" of our http://twitter.com/vmworld account
- A "Fan" of our http://facebook.com/vmworld page (or "Like" the page)

Oh, and sorry VMware employees -- you are not eligible to win

We'll announce the 2 winners during the first week of August -- and REVEAL the band!


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10. The new Knowledge Experts program: Subject-matter experts in all topics will be presenting Breakout Sessions, leading birds of a feather Discussion Groups, and will be available for One-on-One meetings.


9. Participating in your choice of 480 simultaneous Lab Sessions within 30 topics. This year, you set the schedule with labs presented via a self-service Lab Cloud portal. Lab instructors are standing by to help and answer questions.

 


8. Networking with your peers from acrss the world and across your industry. VMware has more than 190,000 customers, and thousands of them will join you in San Francisco to share their experiences with virtualization and cloud computing.


7. Going to Developer Days and winning an iPad. The Technology Exchange for Developers covers application development best practices and goes in-depth into building the public and private cloud.


6. Diving deep on vSphere 4.1, the best platform for building cloud infrastructures. vSphere 4.1 has over 150 new features giving you more efficiency, control, and choice.


5. Getting a first-hand look at announcements from VMware. We've got some good ones coming up.


4. Visiting the Solutions Exchange for the broadest view of the virtualization and cloud industry you can get, with over 200 software, hardware, and solutions providers exhibiting.


3. Finding out how VMware View simplifies desktop management and increases data security without sacrificing end user experience. The VMware Express truck will stop in San Francisco on its tour around North America, full of view demos.


2. Attending your choice of hundreds of Breakout Sessions. This year, we're offering the most popular Sessions more than once, and there's no Session pre-registration, offering you more felxibility and control over your schedule. Breakout Sessions arm you with the comprehensive knowledge you need, and you'll be able to review the recorded sessions on vmworld.com after you return home .


1. Learning what cloud computing is all about, how virtualization fits in, and how to drive your IT department along its virtualization journey and make it more strategic to your business. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnvBuRgiDqE&feature=related
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