VMworld 2012 is ready to hit Barcelona, October 9-11. And with this conference, comes a huge opportunity to participate in VMworld social media -- before, during and after the conference. Be sure you are connected to as many social media channels and opportunities as possible to get the most out of the VMworld experience.
If you are planning to participate in social media at VMworld 2012 in Barcelona, whether attending the conference or following online, please consider these resources:
VMworld 2012 is coming to Barcelona, Spain this October 9-11. Not only is this an exceptional networking experience and real-world training for anyone in the IT industry, but this year's Europe event will offer new announcements and highlights for all audiences.
VMworld 2012 was packed with great video content. As many of you are writing blogs and doing summary reports, I'd like to highlight some of this content available now. Please spend time on VMworld TV, where we have most of this content hosted for your one-stop destination.
General Sessions / Keynotes
Day 1 (Monday): Paul Maritz and Pat Gelsinger shared how VMware is helping customers and partners thrive in the Cloud era. Steve Herrod discussed and demonstrated technology at the heart of the software defined datacenter.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Steve Herrod and VMware partners took the stage to demonstrate state of the art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce.
CEO Roundtable: Panel of executives discussing the future of technology at work.
VMware NOW and the new VMware vCloud Suite
Visit VMware NOW, our new year-round site for VMware product announcements, currently featuring the new VMware vCloud Suite announced Monday, Aug 27th at VMworld. Watch dozens of overview videos highlighting vCloud Suite, including new features of vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1.
VMworld San Francisco Highlights from the VMworld TV Crew
Watch the up-close series of videos from the VMworld TV crew as they shared conference highlights, interviews and demos from Moscone Center in San Francisco. If you didn't get to attend the conference, these videos offer a bit of the VMworld experience -- or if you did attend, these videos should help summarize the epic week we all shared.
Watch the in-depth series of VMworld interviews presented by theCUBE (via SiliconAngle and Wikibon). These interviews include key executives, thought-leaders, technologists, community experts and industry panels.
Whether unable to attend VMworld, or unable to spend time in the Hang Space during the conference, the Tech Talks were one of the best offerings to get up close and in-depth with technical experts in the community. Watch this series of quick sessions that were recorded on LiveStream.
We have collected and aggregated over a hundred videos from attendees, community members and partners during VMworld so far. Take some time to browse through these videos that share the experiences, interviews, testimonials and demos from the conference.
There is much more content to discover on VMworld TV, including archives from past conferences. So be sure to spend some time on our YouTube channel. And get set for more videos coming soon from VMworld 2012 Barcelona!
VMworld 2012 is coming to San Francisco and is set to be the biggest conference yet in the epic history of VMworld. VMworld is fast & furious -- loaded with ton of information, networking, education, experience and adventure -- and it goes by before you know it.
So this year, take time to look around, participate in as much as possible and share your experiences with others online. By sharing content, we will all capture and preserve VMworld 2012 for attendees, alumni and those who are not able to attend.
VMworld Photos Be sure you have a digital camera or mobile device pre-loaded with photo apps. There are several great mobile apps available for download on IOS, Android & Blackberry. Be ready to take photos as you can throughout the week -- you never know when a great moment will present itself. VMworld moves fast, so timely photo sharing is appreciated by everyone.
Our VMworld team will specifically be searching Instagram (preferrred), Flickr, Twitter/TwitPic/YFrog and Facebook for all photos tagged withVMworldor#VMworld. Tagged photos will be added on our VMworld Photos page as well as the Big LED Screen in the VMworld Hangspace. After the conclusion of the conference, be sure to upload photo sets & albums with tags to your favorite sites. We will collect as many photos as possible to highlight on vmworld.com and our VMworld Facebook page.
VMworld Videos If you are able to capture or record any video during the conference whether on a video camera or mobile device, please upload this to a YouTube channel with the keyword VMworld in the video title, description and/or tags. We will monitor for VMworld related videos and add selected entries to our VMworld Community playlist on VMworld TV or other blog and social rollups. VMworld Blogs & Twitter If you are planning to blog about VMworld, be sure to visit VMworld Bloggers to signup to be a contributor. If you plan to tweet about VMworld (conference coverage or live tweet about sessions or gatherings), please signup to be a Twitter contributor at VMworld on Twitter. And be sure to become familiar with the Twitter hashtags available to tweet about specific sessions or topics during VMworld. Blogs and Twitter are two of the most active methods of networking and sharing experiences during VMworld. If you are new to VMworld, jump on in and participate!
We appreciate any and all contributions from VMworld attendees! Please "Share Your VMworld Experience"
VMworld will be packed with live video content. If you're attending the conference in San Francisco, don't miss General Sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, live at the Moscone Center. And plan to spend time in the VMworld Hangspace during conference hours to watch live streaming interviews hosted by the VMware (VMTN) Community and TheCUBE.
If you are unable to drop by or are following VMworld online, the following details provide details to stay connected with these video offerings.
Monday General Session Sign up for this special event on Monday, August 27th -- you don't want to miss the important announcements about VMware's cloud strategy and solutions. Live streaming coverage will be available for the event with a new digital on-demand experience to follow. http://vmware.com/go/now (Twitter hashtag #VMwareNOW)
Tuesday General Session A replay of Tuesday's general session will be available on vmworld.com and on VMworld TV.
VMworld Tech Talks & Community Video (Community & Bloggers Lounge) Community members have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that the Community & Bloggers Lounge in the VMworld Hangspace will be even more amazing than ever before. Mike Letschin will be back with the vExpert hour; the #vBrownBag crew will power a series of lightning Tech Talks and superstar interviews; and Randy Keener is bringing in the big guns to show the Community a side of VMware products. TechTalks schedule | TechTalks live stream
TheCUBE Interviews TheCUBE, presented by SiliconAngle and Wikibon, will be streaming live video interviews in the VMworld Hangspace with executives, thought-leaders, technologists, community experts and industry analysts. These interviews will be available online. TheCUBE live stream
Throughout the conference, the VMworld TV crew will be roaming the Conference Center, Solutions Exchange, Breakout Sessions, Hands-on Labs and other various locations to bring you the latest highlights from the show. Additionally, we will be uploading featured sessions and community videos for on-demand viewing. Catch up on VMworld before during or after the conference on VMworld TV.
VMworld Sessions & Labs will be offered within several Tracks this year. Whether attending sessions within these tracks or following along online because you couldn't attend these sessions or the conference, please use the following Twitter hashtags to share details, questions and comments:
There are also a set of hashtags for Verticals & Solutions:
#vmworldsmb: Small and Midsize Business #vmworldgov: Gov't & Federal #vmworldhealthcare: Healthcare IT #vmworldfinance: Financial Services #vmworldedu: Education Services
Add these hashtags to your tweets to help filter conversations and to provide highlights to non-attendees. These can also be used for pre-conference promotions or post-conference summaries. Follow along with Tweet streams for all of these hashtags at VMworld on Twitter.
Online sessions from VMworld 2011 have now been opened to the public and are all available with a free VMworld account. Visit the VMworld Online Sessions page, "Select a Track" from the VMworld 2011 Sessions drop-down menu and then "Select a Session" from the following drow-down menu to watch. PDF and MP3 downloads are available for most sessions as well.
It's that time again -- VMworld 2012 is here. This year will be bigger than ever and to take full advantage of all the announcements, networking, opportunities and highlights of the conference, you need to be connected and aware. That is why Social Media is the key ingredient for every attendee and follower of VMworld 2012.
To get everyone connected with VMworld social media and community resources, here is a guide full of resources and tips to enable yourself for all you can handle.
VMworld 2012 (San Francisco) Social Media & Community Guide [View] [Download]
Highlights of this guide include:
- Hangspace & Community Lounge - Key Resources, Pages & Channels - Twitter Coverage - Bloggers - Foursquare - Gatherings - Live Video - Sessions & Labs - "Share Your Experience" - Attendee Tips
Back by popular demand, here is our VMworld Community list for VMworld 2012 gatherings, tweetups, parties and all other activities during the conferences. This list includes both the official VMworld Conference events as well as all other unofficial VMworld Community organized events. And this includes events for both VMworld 2012 San Francisco and Barcelona.
Be sure to bookmark this page for planning your schedule during VMworld 2012. And if you are organizing or managing and additional events or gatherings during either conference, please submit your details. We will add additional events once reviewed, so be sure to check back often.
Whether attending or following VMworld 2012, do you plan to blog and/or tweet about the conference? If so, please sign-up to be a Blog or Twitter contributor for VMworld 2012 San Francisco and/or VMworld 2012 Barcelona.
The VMworld Community is the x-factor that brings a unique buzz to VMworld each year and we greatly appreciate all the coverage and excitement that is generated through social media and sharing of content. If you're new to VMworld, don't miss out on the tremendous coverage that is generated by this unique experience both in the U.S. and Europe.
VMworld 2011 (Las Vegas) was by far the biggest VMworld so far in many ways. Much of this is due to the great efforts of our Twitterverse and Blogosphere. Thank you all for your comments and coverage!
Now, it is time to prepare for VMworld 2011 Europe, heading to Copenhagen in October. Once again, we have created wiki documents to share as contributor lists for the conference.
Please add yourself or your events/programs to these lists if you will be providing coverage or content during VMworld 2011 Copenhagen. And please share this blog and/or these links directly to others using your social media channels.
Get ready to set records at VMworld 2011! With 50 hours of labs this year, we challenge you to finish as many labs as possible with extended lab hours. Complete the most labs and be entered to win a FREE full conference pass to VMworld 2012! - Geographically distributed Public Cloud model - 480 lab seats, 50 lab hours, 24,000 lab seat hours Sign-in and browse the content catalog for a full schedule of topics. And don't forget to share your experiences and comments on Twitter. Visit our Sessions & Labs hashtag page for details on how to tweet about each lab or view postings from others.
Are you a Social Media influencer/follower, a VMware community member, a virtualization/cloud expert, or just a VMworld conference fan? For all of these and all others attending or following the VMworld 2011 Conference, here is the guide you must view or download.
VMworld 2011 will be rocking the Twitter social streams over the next couple weeks. If you are not on Twitter already, be sure to tune in during VMworld to observe how viral and explosive Twitter can be. You can literally follow the entire show through tweets from attendees.
Photos - Post photos on our Facebook wall - Post your photos into a Flickr account or group (be sure to tag all photos with "vmworld") - Twitpic, Yfrog or Instagram (be sure to tag w/ "vmworld" or include #vmworld in all postings) - VMworld.com Photos page (sign-in and post photos from the conference)
To be launched next week: "Experience VMworld 2011 Online" -- an online shared experience for the show following a daily agenda covering many of the events and activity via Twitter, Blogs, Video, Photos and more (no session access). This is offered to provide an online show experience for anyone who can not attend the conference. It is also a great way for attendees to view more of the show content online that they miss in person.
If you've signed up for VMworld 2011 Las Vegas, there no doubt you've started planning your schedules around sessions, meetings and networking. NOW, here is an "unofficial" guide to (ultimately) the most important part of your schedule... the parties & gatherings!
To create a personal blog on VMworld.com, sign into your account, click on "Manage Account" in the top right corner of any page, click on the "Blog Posts" tab and then click on "Create a Personal Blog" or "Write a Blog Post" from within your account profile.
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