It has been nearly 20 years since I was last in Bristol, but on Wednesday 20th March I attended and presented at the UK ‘s South West VMUG to a small but engaging crowd of IT professionals with a shared interest in VMware products.
Who are the UK South West VMUG?
The South West VMUG (@swukvmug) may not be the biggest VMware User Group in the UK (with about 20-30 people), but the calibre of the leadership team (Barry Coombs, Megan Warren, Simon Eady and Jeremy Bowman) meant the day was always going to be a success for its attendees.
My vRSLCM v2 Session
I was honoured to be asked by to come along and present my #vCommunity Session on vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager at the new venue (the Bristol and Bath Science Park). It is a fairly dry topic to be honest, but hopefully some of the attendees got something from it.
UK South West VMUG – Best Bits?
What I really liked was the last session of the day which was an “Ask us anything” experts panel that I happily participated in (even if I wasn’t supposed too!), topics such as Certifications, Public Cloud and EUC!
Finally I wanted to give special mention to fellow vExpert and first time community speak, Gareth Lewis (not related – or so i’m assured). Great job on the session which was really interesting! (if you’re not following him then please consider doing so!)
Support Your Local VMUG!
VMware User Groups only thrive with support from local attendees. Speakers love coming to User Groups because attendees are there because they want to be and are, normally, like minded individuals who want to talk about tech and learn from each other. VMUGs don’t work without you though! #SupportYourVMUG
I understand the next South West UK VMUG will be in July so look out for notifications on Twitter!
If you are really interested in seeing my vRSLCM presentation, v3 may be coming to another VMUG near you so keep an eye out for announcements!