I had an awesome time attending and presenting at the Minnesota EUC Day. Getting the opportunity to finally present my EUC evolution maps and show off mixed workloads on SolidFire was a lot of fun. Check out my presentation:
Thanks to Matt Helstab for putting it all together, check out the other presentations and videos here.
Also there was a great ask the experts panel at the end of the day that I was honored to be a part of.
Pretty sure I haven’t written about the honor of vExpert and having received it for the last two years. There are many ways to obtain vExpert one of the key methods is community involvement, that means participating in and presenting at VMware User Groups (VMUGs). Think of VMUGs as a support group for VMware admins and business users, as well as a toastmasters training course. If you have ever wanted to learn to be a better public speaker and want to talk tech in doing so then speaking at a VMUG is a great opportunity. You can share your experiences or even your problems and get immediate feed back and help.
To that end Mike Laverick has helped to create the FeedForward Program to help mentor those interested in speaking at VMUGs. You can sign up as a mentor yourself if you wish and help others or sign up to be a mentee. The program is new and has some great potential and backers. In the end who knows once you start speaking you may love it, and in the next couple of quarters you may find yourself on the list of vExperts.
More info on FeedForward can be found here http://vmugvoice.vmug.com/2014/February14.htm