The Build Up to VMworld San Francisco

So, we are only a couple of days away from VMworld in San Francisco and my feelings towards it are mixed at the moment… not because of the content of the sessions or the event itself but more of the unknown.

Let me explain some more about this… I’ve gone and visited VMworld in Europe for the past 4 or 5 years and know what to expect.  This is my first time visiting the big brother over in the US.  Therefore I think that I know roughly what to expect but everything is on a bigger scale.  On top of this, the flight to San Francisco from the UK is the longest flight I’ve ever taken… 10 1/2 hours… and I’ve never visited San Francisco before so I’m quite excited to see the city.

We all know that VMworld can be a very busy time… you have the conference itself, all of the sessions to visit, the vendor stands, hand-on labs, one-to-one meetings and then there are also the extra evening events organised by vendors and VMware etc. to attend.  There isn’t going to be much sleep but it is thoroughly worth it.

I have already had to turn down a tour of the VMware Campus (something that I really wanted to do) because it conflicts with my return flight back to the UK.  There are so many things to do, that, unfortunately, you have to pick and choose and often it is a tricky decision to decide which events to choose.  The same can be said about the sessions, there are so many good sessions that you want to try to visit as many as possible… just be warned that having back to back sessions can be quite tiresome.

I’m hoping to provide some blog posts from VMWorld but when I’ve tried to do it in the past, I’ve never really had the opportunity… we’ll see what happens this year.

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