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A #VMTN Guide: How to Attend VMworld 2017, Without Physically Attending VMworld 2017

With VMworld quickly approaching, thousands of people around the world are checking in to flights, registering for sessions, podcasters are slating guests, Twitter & Facebook feeds are buzzing with excitement. There truly is no replacement for being surrounded by 20,000+ like-minded professionals and learning about industry disrupting technology from the VMware professionals who created it.

BUT, there is hope for those not registered. For the first year, VMTN is going to capture the VMworld magic and share it with community membersat home. VMTN is going to allow you to Stay Connected throughout VMworld U.S. and Europe.

 

Step 1: Bookmark the VMware Technology Network homepage – visit often for:

  • Livestreams:
    • vBrownBag TechTalk Sessions – A VMTN Network Member – Schedule U.S. | Europe
      • Including VMware {code}fest sessions
    • theCUBE Interviews
  • News & announcements with links to relevant forums. Leverage this opportunity to discuss, network, and learn more.
  • VMworld-At-Home 2017CloudCredibility.comBadge: tasks for those not in attendance. Earning this CloudCred badge will enter users into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo.
  • Beam Sign-up (U.S. Only): available now and throughout the conference. Visit VMvillage through video conferencing technology.
  • Social Visualizations: see posts around VMTN, vExpert, CloudCred, VMware {code} and more.
  • Blogs: any content being published on the VMTN Blog Beat Feedwill be streaming here.

Step 2: Visit the VMworld Blog daily for:

  • Blogs from the VMworld team on Partner Exchange, Solutions Exchange, Sessions, and VMworld 2017 overall.
  • Social Media: find social streams of all content being published using the hashtags #VMworld and #VMware, and a map illustrating where these posts are coming from.
  • Blogger Resources: learn who is on the official VMworld Blogger 2017 list and where to find their content.

Step 3: Like the VMware Facebook Page for:

  • Videoof the VMworld 2017 General Sessions
  • Live Video Interviews with VMware executives like Pat Gelsinger, CEO, and Sanjay Poonen, COO.
  • News, announcements, and resources throughout VMworld 2017.

Step 4: Subscribe to the new VMTN Blog Beat RSS Feedfor:

  • Streaming blog updates from the official VMworld bloggers, members of the featured community blogger program, and all VMware internal blogs.
  • Are you a blogger? Sign-up for the new VMTN Network Program to become a featured community blogger

Step 5: Last, but not least, visit VMware.com for Livestreams of the General Sessions.

  • Add the VMworld 2017 General Sessions to your Calendar, and learn more.

If you are not able to attend VMworld 2017, I hope you enjoy it all the same. Stay connected.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Reach out to .

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vExpert 2017 Second Half Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert. I&#rsquo;m pleased to announce the list of 2017 Second Half vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.

I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a &#rsquo;vExpert&#rdquo; is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. If you feel like you were not selected in error, that&#rsquo;s entirely possible.

The judges may have overlooked or misinterpreted what you wrote in your application. Email us at and we can discuss your situation. We looked at all of the 2015 and some of 2016 activities to determine the voting results.

If you were selected as a vExpert 2017 Second Half, we will be conducting on-boarding this week. You should now have the welcome email in your inbox which will explain the entire program and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private vExpert community as well as listed in the vExpert directory. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application. We will extend the vExpert Reception invite to you for both VMworld US in Las Vegas as well as VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Congratulations to all the vExperts, new and returning.

We&#rsquo;re looking forward to working with you. Command + F away and find your name if you can&#rsquo;t wait for the welcome email.

Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team

 

First Name Last Name Twitter
Max Abelardo @mabelard
Charles Adams @whitehattechs
belal adel
Hammad Alam @vcdx248
Muhammed Ali muhammedali275
FERNANDO ALVAREZ MARTINEZ @bolooo
Mehmet AYDIN diaboliksword
Adrian Begg @AdrianBegg
Preben Berg @poulpreben
Julien BERTON Julien BERTON
Rob Bishop @rob_a_b
Christiaan Brinkhoff @Brinkhoff_C
Gilad Broun @giladbrown
Douglas Brown @douglasabrown
Brian Bunke @brianbunke
Saurabh Chandratre SC_vNextGen
Luis Chanu @LuisChanu
Saadallah Chebaro @s_chebaro
Jack Cherkas @jackcherkas
Chris Colotti @CColotti
Celia Cristaldo Cantero @celiacri
Rhian Cross @rhiancohen
David Davis @DavidMDavis
Ivan de Mes @ivandemes
Mike Dent @mikedent13
Dillon Doxey VCDX229
Pawel Drazkowski @_Drazkowski
Hamza El Fajjaj
Jad El-Zein @virtualjad
Peter Flecha @vPedroArrow
Mike Gelhar @mikegelhar
Andrew Gerrie aegerrie
Matthieu GIOIA @notmg
Joao Grade @j_grade
William Grismore @grizzamore
Brett Guarino @Brett_Guarino
John Hague @jhague10
Jeremy Hall VMjhall
Rhys Hammond @HammondRhys
Faisal Hasan @FaisalHasan80
Derek Hennessy @derekhennessy
Jorge Luis Hernandez @swatcat666
Jose Manuel Hernandez Benitez jos3mhb
Todd Horne @RVAVMWARE
Joseph Houghes @jhoughes
Kevin Howell @kevhowla
Alton Ingram
Yohei Ishihara
Darshana Jayathilake @darshanajayathi
QIYAN JIANG
Britton Johnson vcixnv
Spas Kaloferov @SpasKaloferov
Byounghee Kim
Arron King @cybersylum
Nick Korte @NetworkNerd_
Deepak koshal @deepakkoshal
Veli Kadir KOZAN @velikadirkozan
John Kozej @vcdx245
Vijay Kumar @jaysheezzy
Rajeev Kumar @rajeevc64867759
Michael Leahy @mikeleahy1234Ba
Ariel Liguori aliguo
Naresh Madiraju
Dukagjin Maloku DugiDM
HEURTIN Manuel @manul63
Wesley Martins Silva @wesmrt
Ángel Muñoz Guerrero @AngelMGTech
Ken Nalbone @KenNalbone
Michael Noone Yinzvirtual
Paul Parmentier
Mark Plettenberg @MarkPlettenberg
Alexandro Prado https://twitter.com/alexandroprado
John Putnam @putnajoe
James Rankin 0
Martez Reed greenreedtech
Joerg Roesch oergman
Rodrigo Rovere @blogciscoredes
Hussam Sawaged @HussamSawaqed
Michael Schroeder @Microlytix
Romain Serre @RomSerre
Ryan Shellenberger
Herman Silva bighermWPB
Harjit Singh @pmlogs
jitendra singh @jitendra12singh
Jitendra Singh @Jitendr87037334
Gerard Slotboom @slotboom
Dennis Smith @DennisMSmith
Iakov Sovluk
Christian Stankowic @stankowic_devel
John Statt @john.statt
Andy Syrewicze @asyrewicze
Dusan Tekeljak @mavatko
Aidan Thomson @thebigbluebin
Aung Zaw Zaw Tun
Paul Twomey
Colin Westwater @cwestwater
Gary Williams @garyw_
Geoff Wilmington Geoff Wilmington
Bram Wolfs @bramwolfs
Paul Wynne @vdiallstar
Tayfun Yaban @tayfunyaban
Chip Zoller @chipzoller
Mischa Buijs BeVirtualnet
Christopher Frenz
Akira Koda

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Congratulations to #VMTN Community Warrior: @jfrappier

Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior.In 2017, this program will be recognizing and rewarding 25 users who commit time and energy to engaging in community discussions and capturing the values of VMware Technology Network.Learn more.

Congratulations, and welcome to the VMTN Community Warrior Hall of Fame @Jfrappier. It is an honor to put the spotlight on you, because you deserve it. Check out the nomintation Jonathan received the following nomination from Community Warrior: @arielsanchezmor:

Jonathan is a veteran of the vExpert and EMCelect communities who has been a big influence in the Boston virtualization groups and has been an integral member of vBrownBag. He has also led the charge in publishing content that bridges the devops tools integrations with vSphere (out of his own time, this is not his job role) atjfrap.comand has helped many in the vCommunity as a mentor and sounding board. Unusually quiet in person, yet one of the funniest I know, my main reason for nominating him is that I know (from being a vBrownBag crew member) that Jonathan is the engine that keeps vBrownBag running, always scheduling people with ample time and doing the hard work of choosing a new topic and getting presenters for it. He takes care of all the little jobs that are needed, andalso finds time toregularly present when he is asked to. I have only seen his impact in the last two years, and yet I know he has been doing this for a long time.

I think Ariel captured why Jonathon was chosen to receive this badge. Jonathan is not only active on VMTN, but as Ariel says, he is a vExpert who is heavily involved with the vBrownBag organization. Beyond that, the man is also active on GitHub, he recently delivered the keynote at the annual Virtualization Technology User Group (VTUG) Spring Forward meetup, is active in the Boston VMUG, is constantly tweeting, blogging, sharing, learning, and LIVING the foundational principles behind a great community. He even had a book published.

Let&#rsquo;s learn a bit more about this warrior…

K: You are clearly a VMware community guy - what is the unique value for you in each?

J:None, and any…all at once. I am less interested in any particular vertical community and more interested in meeting other people. Since my interests are spread across technology I just choose to meet smart, open, people who are interested in helping others with positive feedback. If that person is a SQL DBA - cool, I’ve played the role of SQL admin before. Network admin? Yup, done that. Developer - I just want to hear more from those people as I think our world is headed towards “everything as code.&#rdquo;

K: How are you going to get involved with community at VMworld?

J: I will be in the hang space (VMvillage) almost the entire event, I’ll pop down to the vendor place but otherwise I’ll be connecting with people and helping vBrownBag produce TechTalks.

K: Do you want to tell me a bit about the vBrownBag TechTalk you will be delivering?

J: At VMworld US I will be doing a vBrownBag Tech Talk on using the vSphere 6.5 REST APIs though an Ansible playbook. I’ve long been a fan of Ansible and being able to use to automate and manage the configuration of my vSphere environment combines two products I enjoy working with.

For those that haven’t worked with APIs before, don’t worry because we will be kicking off a vBrownBag series on APIs right after VMworld US with a ton of great presenters and topics.

Thank you, Jonathan – and congratulations again!

To check out Jonathan&#rsquo;s TechTalk at VMworld U.S., register for VMTN6616U on ScheduleBuilder. To get in touch online, you can reach Jonathan here:

  • Twitter: @jfrappier
  • VMTN: @jfrappier
  • Blog:https://jfrap.com/

Do you see someone frequently answering questions in your favorite forums? Did someone provide server saving support to you recently at a VMUG or over Twitter? Any community involvement counts. Head to theCommunity Warrior pageto nominate a user, or .

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VMworld: 8 VMTN Community Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

To recognize VMTN Community contributors, there are going to be 8 fantastic programs running at VMworld – including some for those who cannot attend the event. Get excited and get signed up for the following:

For the Folks at Home:

  1. Beams (VMworld US only):
  • 3 Beams at the VMTN Community Area.
  • Beams are video conferencing tools which provide the freedom to explore VMvillage from the comfort of your own home.
  • Sign up now!
  1. VMTN Homepage Takeover
  • Featuring: livestream videos, VMworld social, live podcasts, blogs, {code}fest updates, and links to the forums with information on the latest VMware announcements.
  • Bookmark this page to Stay Connected.

For the Show-Goers:

  1. vBrownBag TechTalks – A VMTN Member
  • vBrownBag - a VMware Technology Network Member is hosting lightening fast TechTalks in the VMTN Community area in VMvillage.
  • Register to attend these talks in the US and Europe on ScheduleBuilder now!
  1. Closed Booths Available for Podcast, Vlog, or even Webinar creation
  • US: 2 booths | Europe: 1 booth.
  • No qualifications needed, but it is BYOAV (bring your own AV).
  • Reserve a slot in US or reserve a slot in Europe.
  1. Blogger Program
  • Blogger tables will be set-up to provide a space for bloggers to write, charge, and network.
  • VMware Blogger Program Manager, Elsa Mayer, will be manning this area in the US and Europe to introduce her plans for the program and hand-out SWAG do nothing else… Don&#rsquo;t miss the opportunity to stop by.
  1. {code}fest
  • Come visit VMware {code} program manager, Tim Bonnemann, at his VMware {code} in the VMTN Community Area to learn about the program, sign-up, and get more SWAG do nothing else.
  • {code}fest sessions available for registration in the VMworld US and Europe.
  • Sign up for the {code} fest Hackathon on Monday night at VMworld U.S. and VMworld Europe.
  1. CloudCred
  • CloudCred will support the VMware Hands-On Labs by running the CloudCred, Hands-On Labs Challenge.
  • Each lab and workshop will have its own unique, corresponding task on the CloudCred website.
  • Every day, CloudCred & the Labs will award prizes to those people landing in the top spots on the CloudCred, Labs Leaderboard
  • Visit CloudCred community manager, Noell Grier, in the Hands-on Labs area at VMworld US or Europe, to learn more.
  1. vExpert Party
  • Each year, vExpert Advocacy Manager, Corey Romero, hosts all of the vExperts for an after-hours event at a fantastic location near VMworld. Inside-scoop: this years US party will be held at the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame.
  • If you are a vExpert, watch your email for invitations to both the US and Europe parties.

And that&#rsquo;s a wrap! I will see you folks either virtually, or in person at the VMTN Community Area in VMvillage in just over a month.

For further information or questions around these programs, email the VMTN Community Manager, .

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VMworld Podcast Booths Available in the VMTN Community Area Booth

This year, VMTN is making it a priority to empower podcasters. At our VMTN Community Area in VMvillage we will have podcast booths available to enable the VMware community to produce quality audio content in a quiet area. This means, when you&#rsquo;re sharing news and opinions, you won&#rsquo;t have to share the background noise of 9,999+ people walking around a convention center.

In the U.S. there will be 2 podcast booths and in Europe there will be 1. These booths will have four walls and a ceiling to optimize audio within the booth. Time within these booths will be allocated in a first come first serve basis. To reserve a time please fill out the following form:

RESERVE YOUR TIMESLOT HERE:

U.S.: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-35674

Europe: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-35644

*There will be no AV tools provided. Please bring your own recording devices if necessary.

VMTN will also promote your podcasts should you opt in. At the top of the above documents, there will be a link to a form. Should you choose to fill out the form, your podcast will be added to our featured podcasts list on VMTN.

See you at VMworld 2017!

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Congratulations to #VMTN Community Warrior: @rajeevsrikant

Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior. In 2017, this program will be recognizing and rewarding 25 users who commit time and energy to engaging in community discussions and capturing the values of VMware Technology Network. Learn more.

I&#rsquo;m happy to announce, and extend my congratulations to VMTN&#rsquo;s new Community Warrior @rajeevsrikant. Welcome to the Community Warrior Hall of Fame! For those that have been to the VMTN NSX page in the past three years will recognize @rajeevsrikant&#rsquo;s handle. What makes him special is he gives as much as he gets.

Not only does @rajeevsrikant answer customer questions, but he asks them. He leverages VMTN as a place for support, while providing support to others. He takes time every day to improve the community ecosystem for VMware customers, and that makes him a Community Warrior. Thank you and congratulations!

Let&#rsquo;s learn a bit more about this warrior…

K: How were you originally introduced to communities and what inspired you to stay involved?

R:Initially when I was very new to NSX technology, I was looking for open communities where I can learn, share & find answers to queries/problem. VMTN provided the exact platform which I was looking for which is helping me to learn something new every day. It helped to interact with people of multiple skill sets, share their experience & knowledge which is very useful.

K: So, you leveraged it as a platform to learn. That&#rsquo;s great. What have you gained through your involvement with VMTN?

R: VMTN is a knowledge warehouse & it provides easy & fastest way to address any real-time problems. It helped me in acquiring adequate knowledge about the technology & which was useful for my work. It also provided me a platform to share the experience & knowledge to other members.

K: What has your NSX journey been?

R: My NSX journey has been a fun ride. As a pure hardcore networking guy I was assigned to work in the network virtualization project using NSX with not much experience on VMware platform in the past. Completely new to this technology, HOL provided me the best platform to learn about NSX & gets hands on. Knowledge gained through VMTN & HOL gave me huge confidence during implementation NSX in an enterprise environment in large scale deployment. I am proud to say that I amVCIX-NVcertified.

K: The ultimate question: would you recommend NSX to other networking professionals?

R: Yes, I do recommend NSX as this is the future of networking. The features, functionality, flexibility & ease of deployment which NSX offers makes it stand out among its competitors. NSX is the game changer for Data Center networks.

K: And finally… Tell us a fun fact about you!

R: I am a friendly character & I love reading.

Thanks for sharing @rajeevsrikant! If you are interested in making any book recommendations, learning more about his NSX experiences, or making a friend – message or follow him on VMTN. He is always posting great content like:

NSX Edge Gateway - On Demand Failover

Congratulations again and thanks for all of your community engagement!

Do you see someone frequently answering questions in your favorite forums? Did someone provide server saving support to you recently at a VMUG or over Twitter? Any community involvement counts. Head to theCommunity Warrior pageto nominate a user, or email.

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Congratulations to #VMTN Community Warrior: @rajeevsrikant

Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior. In 2017, this program will be recognizing and rewarding 25 users who commit time and energy to engaging in community discussions and capturing the values of VMware Technology Network. Learn more.

I&#rsquo;m happy to announce, and extend my congratulations to VMTN&#rsquo;s new Community Warrior @rajeevsrikant. Welcome to the Community Warrior Hall of Fame! For those that have been to the VMTN NSX page in the past three years will recognize @rajeevsrikant&#rsquo;s handle. What makes him special is he gives as much as he gets.

Not only does @rajeevsrikant answer customer questions, but he asks them. He leverages VMTN as a place for support, while providing support to others. He takes time every day to improve the community ecosystem for VMware customers, and that makes him a Community Warrior. Thank you and congratulations!

Let&#rsquo;s learn a bit more about this warrior…

K: How were you originally introduced to communities and what inspired you to stay involved?

R:Initially when I was very new to NSX technology, I was looking for open communities where I can learn, share & find answers to queries/problem. VMTN provided the exact platform which I was looking for which is helping me to learn something new every day. It helped to interact with people of multiple skill sets, share their experience & knowledge which is very useful.

K: So, you leveraged it as a platform to learn. That&#rsquo;s great. What have you gained through your involvement with VMTN?

R: VMTN is a knowledge warehouse & it provides easy & fastest way to address any real-time problems. It helped me in acquiring adequate knowledge about the technology & which was useful for my work. It also provided me a platform to share the experience & knowledge to other members.

K: What has your NSX journey been?

R: My NSX journey has been a fun ride. As a pure hardcore networking guy I was assigned to work in the network virtualization project using NSX with not much experience on VMware platform in the past. Completely new to this technology, HOL provided me the best platform to learn about NSX & gets hands on. Knowledge gained through VMTN & HOL gave me huge confidence during implementation NSX in an enterprise environment in large scale deployment. I am proud to say that I amVCIX-NVcertified.

K: The ultimate question: would you recommend NSX to other networking professionals?

R: Yes, I do recommend NSX as this is the future of networking. The features, functionality, flexibility & ease of deployment which NSX offers makes it stand out among its competitors. NSX is the game changer for Data Center networks.

K: And finally… Tell us a fun fact about you!

R: I am a friendly character & I love reading.

Thanks for sharing @rajeevsrikant! If you are interested in making any book recommendations, learning more about his NSX experiences, or making a friend – message or follow him on VMTN. He is always posting great content like:

NSX Edge Gateway - On Demand Failover

Congratulations again and thanks for all of your community engagement!

Do you see someone frequently answering questions in your favorite forums? Did someone provide server saving support to you recently at a VMUG or over Twitter? Any community involvement counts. Head to theCommunity Warrior pageto nominate a user, or email.

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