Now in its third year, Spousetivities is a grassroots, community-driven effort to provide activities for conference attendees’ spouses. While the attendees are at VMworld during the day, their spouses are invited to explore and enjoy San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Don't miss this opportunity to join these fantastic bay area adventures.
Visit the Spousetivities registration pageto register for a free Spousetivities Welcome Breakfast on August 30.
Highlights of activities:
- Spousetivities Welcome Breakfast - Monterey/Carmel Tour - Wine Country Tour - Photographic Adventure of San Francisco - "Floating" Sausalito Houseboat Tour and Sausalito Shopping - Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour - Private lunches at exclusive spots
At VMworld 2010, you'll have the opportunity to connect directly with subject-matter experts. Below is a list of Breakout Sessions being offered through the Knowledge Expert Program.
Knowledge Experts will also be available for One-on-One meetings and more casual discussions as they circulate throughout the conference. Look for the "Knowledge Expert One-on-One" area at Moscone West, 2nd level.
Banit Agrawal, Member of Technical Staff, VMware, Inc.
Our friends at GestaltIT are sponsoring a contest to provide the cost of airfare, registration, and accommodations at VMworld 2010! The award will be given to the contestant that explains best how they will take their experience at VMworld 2010 and “pay it forward” in a manner that benefits the most people. For example, that could be starting a blog, or writing tutorials on what you learn at VMworld. Get creative! The panel of judges will consist of past Tech Field Day Delegates.
For more details about the contest, visit the GestaltIT blog. Hurry though, the contest ends on Tuesday, August 10. Good luck, and hope to see you at VMworld 2010!
1) Steve Herrod, CTO of VMware - A glimpse of what will happen this year at VMworld 2010 2) Kit Colbert, Principal Engineer at VMware - Understanding Virtualization Memory Management 3) Howie Xu, Director of R&D at VMware - Future Direction of Networking Virtualization
Whether you attend in San Francisco or Copenhagen, VMworld 2010 is the place to be for all VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs). Not only will the events include in-depth educational sessions on everything from desktop virtualization to datacenter management and operations, they will also offer the opportunity to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 (VCAP4) exams in Datacenter Administration and/or Datacenter Design. Even better, because of your dedication to VMware, you will receive this knowledge and training at a special discount just for VCPs.
Register now for VMworld 2010 and take advantage of your special VCP discount.
Do you have colleagues or peers who might be interested in attending VMworld 2010 (San Francisco)? Refer them, and when they register and pay for a VMworld full-conference pass, you'll qualify for one of these rewards:
1-2 paid referrals: One Refer a Colleague T-shirt 3-4 paid referrals: One Flip UltraHD Camcorder 5+ paid referrals: One iPad
To qualify, you must use the same email address that you used to register for VMworld 2010. Also, your colleagues need to use the same email address you enter for them on this referral form when they register for VMworld 2010 San Francisco.
Entries must be received by August 27, 2010, so get your referrals in today! Only one reward and one entry per person. Referral rewards will be distributed onsite at the conference, and you must be present to pick up your reward.
Whether you are attending VMworld 2010 or following the conference from afar, social media will thrive at VMworld 2010. Be sure you get connected, know the key URLs, follow the VMworld channels and watch for daily announcements, highlights and activities.
The VMware Social Media team will be collaborating with social media teams from various sponsors, partners and attendees to bring everyone the best expereince possible and expand the messages and experiences from the conference - both in San Francisco and Copenhagen.
We have created a social media overview to highlight the following: - Contacts & Key URLs - Collaboration tools for contributors & gatherings - Details of the Social Media & Blogger Lounge - Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Video/Photo resources - Discussion Forums - Other social media options
The VMworld 2010 Schedule Builder has been published – Get yourself organized by building a personal conference schedule. Once you register for VMworld 2010, you can plan your schedule with the specific Sessions and Labs you don’t want to miss.
Important Note: This year there is no pre-registration for sessions and labs, but we highly recommend building your personal schedule to keep you organized. Adding sessions to your personal agenda DOES NOT reserve you a seat in that session. Seating at all sessions will be on a first come, first serve basis.
The VMworld 2010 Content Catalog has been updated with a new format offering filters, search options, dates and times along with details about sessions, labs and speakers. View or filter sessions and labs by day, track, type or speaker -- or search by specific title, topic or keyword.
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:
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.
Note: All blogs will be monitored and reviewed for content. Any blogs not related to virtualization or considered to be spam or offensive will be removed.