TheKnowledge Experts Program is a new feature at VMworld 2010, designed to help participants get the most out of their conference experience. Knowledge Experts have a wealth of industry experience and are eager to share it through Breakout Sessions, Group Discussions, One-on -One meetings, and casual conversation as they circulate throughout the conference. We will be highlighting some of the Knowledge Experts in the weeks leading up to VMworld. Today’s featured expert is Kit Colbert.
Confused by how to manage the memory in your virtual machines, or want to learn how to use your host's memory efficiently? Meet Kit Colbert, Principal Engineer, VMware Operations Management group, and VMworld 2010 Knowledge Expert. View his Breakout Session, Understanding Virtualization Memory Management Concepts.
This year, there is no session pre-registration, so you can just show up at the sessions that work best for you. More than 170 unique breakout sessions will be offered across 10 tracks. Most sessions will be repeated at least once to provide opportunity to attend your top choices. Here are some session highlights by track:
Labs will be powered by the VMware cloud and presented via a self-service Lab Cloud portal. VMworld will stage more than 18,000 lab seats and conduct up to 480 simultaneous Lab sessions during the four-day event. Forget pre-registration. With over 40 hours of available Lab time throughout the conference, you’re free to experience the latest in VMware offerings on your own schedule. Here is a listing of labs:
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:
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???
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)
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 .
Having trouble attaining funds from your company to come to VMworld 2010? Need help convincing your boss that IT technologies do not have to be complicated? Check out the VMworld justification letter template. The letter includes everything you'll need to convince your boss that the benefits of attending VMworld 2010 far outweigh the cost. Tailor the letter to your specific company and IT needs in order to demonstrate how VMworld can improve your business. VMworld has sessions for companies of every size; to learn more about them look in the Content Catalog.
Thank you to all session contributors and congratulations to all whose sessions were accepted. We look forward to bringing together attendees from across multiple industries to VMworld 2010, the leading conference for virtualization and cloud computing. This year's batch of breakout sessions and labs look to be the best collection yet of innovative, technical deep dive, best practices, and partner sessions to be presented at VMworld.
We encourage everyone to not only attend VMworld 2010, but also to reach out and network with your peers at the event and online on VMworld discussions, VMware Communities and across our social media channels.
Take a look through the public content catalog for the upcoming sessions and tracks: (please check back for any updates between now and the event)
Starting today and ending on May 26th you can vote on what sessions you would like to see at this year's VMworld. We received a record amount of session submissions. We where not able to publish them all in the public voting system as some have 'confidential' stuff in them or others did not follow the basic submission rules, but more then 600 submissions did make it into the public voting system. So please browse around and let us know what you want to see during the next VMworld events.
VMworld 2010, brought to you by VMware, gives you unparalleled access to educational opportunities that will show you how to reduce IT complexity, and enable IT as a service through virtualization and cloud computing. Join us to:
Select from more than 300 Breakout Sessions and Hands on Labs that cover topics such as leveraging the public cloud, virtualizing enterprise applications and managing the desktop as a service.
Meet one on one with Knowledge Experts or join group discussions to learn and share with peers and industry experts alike.
Visit industry-leading technology partners showcasing complementary solutions that can help you dramatically reduce your IT complexity.
Don’t miss out on your savings – or the education and training opportunities found at VMworld 2010. Register now.
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.
Walk into the Exhibitor Hall to explore dozens of virtual exhibitor booths from leading industry vendors. Here you will find product info, demos, videos, discussions, documents and other resources from each vendor.
Walk into the lower concourse to find breakout rooms with sessions for specific topics.
Walk into the Sessions & Labs Theater to watch hundreds of VMworld conference sessions from the past 5 years + additional expert sessions. View flash presentations, live video or download presentations as PDF or MP3.
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