Did you register and attend the recent VMUG Virtual event? If you did not, you missed out on a great event with high quality content from VMware and its partners.
To recap, the VMware User Group (VMUG) held its inaugural virtual event on January 21, 2014. The keynote, “The Grand Challenge: Simplifying IT to Unleash Innovation” was presented by Paul Strong, CTO at VMware. In addition, there were many sessions from VMware, partners, Hands-On Labs, vBrownBag sessions, an Exhibit Hall with over 20 vendor booths.
The event was a huge success, with over 8,300 registrations and 4,100 attendees. These numbers significantly exceeded expectations for the first ever virtual event. Attendees patiently waited for a representative to chat with them at booths, streamed a lot of content, attended multiple sessions, and spent time at the community lounge. The average time spent by each attendee at this event was over 4 hours, demonstrating the value of the content. Event sponsors had a lot of positive feedback regarding the quality of the event and the value they received.
An event such as this takes a lot of effort to plan and deliver, and I wish to recognize the efforts of the staff at VMUG HQ (pictured above), the leaders of this event, and the VMware staff responsible for coordination. I would like to thank all the speakers and participants from VMware and VMware partners as well. There were no technical glitches in spite of the huge turnout. Well Done!
Lastly, in case you registered, but could not attend, or wish to download content from this event, please note that your access is valid until the end of this month. You have a great opportunity to utilize some valuable content.