Record attendanceWow, we had 374 attendees at the Melbourne VMUG User Conference. The awesome turnout to this and other Melbourne VMUG events show's we're the premiere VMUG is the region. The steering committee of Craig Waters, Damien Calvert, Tony McPhail, Nathan Wheat and myself put in a huge effort to pull this one off.
KeynotesInternational vRockstars Brad Hedlund (@bradhedlund), Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl) and Scott Lowe (@scott_lowe) rocked it with the main keynotes. It's such an honour to have talent like that speak at the event.
Audio & Slides Now availableThe presentations are available online, and we managed to get a few audio recordings. They're available in the File Library section of the VMUG website.
If you find the audio recordings useful, let us know so we can do them again next year.
If there's any presentations we're missing, let us know.
CommunityThe local and international VMware community did a great job doing 9 community sessions throughout the day. These guys put a lot of work in creating content and sharing their knowledge. Be sure to check out their slides and their personal websites too.
- vTARDIS: Ultimate Low-Cost Home-Lab - Simon Gallagher (@vinf_net)
- Building Networks That Support Vertical Growth - Anthony Burke (@pandom_)
- How to Successfully Design & Deploy Microsoft Exchange on vSphere - Josh Odgers (@josh_odgers)
- SDDC Meets Monster VM's - Michael Webster (@vcdxnz001)
- vCloud War Stories - Simon Gallagher (@vinf_net)
- New Skills for the Cloud Era: What They Are, and How to Get Them - Justin Warren (@jpwarren)
- Designing a Highly Available Manager Cluster for the Cloud - Arron Stebbing (@ArronStebbing)
- Cloud YOLO - Live a Better Life with vCenter Orchestrator - Chris Jones (@cpjones44)
Justin Warren did some great interviews with some of the presenters on the day, check out his website (http://www.eigenmagic.com/tag/mvmug) to hear them.
FeedbackIf you attended the User Conference, I hope you filled out the feedback survey. If you think there needs to be more storage vendors, better coffee, more content, less content, repeated sessions, we need to know. Which session was your favourite?
Tell us what YOU want. @mvmug or melbourne at vmug dot com.
Follow @mvmug on twitter to hear what's coming up with content and prizes for the next VMUG.
Hope to see you at the next Melbourne VMUG on 15th May, 2014. http://www.vmug.com/p/co/ly/gid=128