That’s right, that time of year is approaching… VMworld US 2013.
For the past 4 years, EMC has sponsored a v0dgeball (Translated Dodgeball for people with a virtual affinity) tourney at the US VMworld Conference.
In those 4 years, v0dgeball participants, spectators, & contributors have raised over $30,000 in donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. Not too shabby, but we can do better. So here we are again with EMC’s 5th Annual v0dgeball Tourney.
(Just my little, insignificant, story about 9/11/01)
A normal day
Tuesday (9/11/01) started out as a normal, average day. Just the normal routine of driving to the office, stopping by Wendy’s for some breakfast, and grabbing some coffee on the way to my desk. It didn’t appear it was going to be an eventful day by any means. As I always did, I made my rounds throughout the office, to check with everyone to see if we had any issues, or if I could get to work on some of my projects.
I was working primarily as a web developer, with some infrastructure management mixed in. A typical eventful day for me at the time was arguing with my Director about using Java versus ASP. He would always ask for Java applications and I would resist, only to win a few days later when I could kick out ASP code in about 30 minutes versus 2 days in Java.
All of that is minuscule now, given what transpired that day.
What the heck is that?
At VMworld 2010, the tradition of a the VMworld vOdgeball (dodgeball) Championship continued. This was a dodgeball tournament between an EMC vSpecialist Team and a primarily Cisco team (with some NetApp sprinkled in).
Unfortunately I left the conference before the games, so I missed them.
Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) took some footage of the event:
This is a quick little post about the open voting that is currently going on for VMworld 2011 Sessions.
I submitted 3 sessions during the call for papers for VMworld 2011.
Session Candidate 1603: How VMware’s Products Are Like a Military Unit – (Jase McCarty) Vote for this session if you would like to see some similarities between a military unit and VMware’s product portfolio, and how they are used to accomplish your mission.
Session Candidate 2771: Using Analogies to Explain the Value of VMware Tools to the Non-Virtualization-Fluent – (Jase McCarty/Dave Henry) Vote for this session if you are:
An IT person trying to explain why you need VMware’s products to help you do your job to those that don’t quite understand the benefits
A sales person that wants to put the what, why, and how in better terms for executives that aren’t up to speed with what VMware offers
Session Candidate 2912: vCloud Director, VMware View, and Site Recovery Manger – Use Cases for Accelerating Internal IT Efficiency – (Josef Adams, Rich Barlow, Jim Sanzone, Jeramiah Dooley, & Jase McCarty) Vote for this session if you are interested in becoming familiar with these products, see some uses cases, and see how they can help your business take self-service, virtual desktops, and availability to the next level.
Alright, shameless plug over.
Good luck to everyone that has submitted sessions. From what I have seen, there are some really good ones.
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