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Sep 10 2010

Upcoming Denver Super VMUG, mark your calendars you don’t want to miss this one

Unfortunately the official announcement from VMware will not go out until late next week so I wanted to get the word out so you can plan on attending. This will be Denver’s largest VMUG ever, unlike previous VMUG’s were we had to close registration at around 250 due to facility size limitations this one will remain open. The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, CO at their Exhibition hall, we have all 3 rooms and it can hold almost 1,000 people. The date is Tuesday September 28th beginning at 10:00am and going to 3:30pm, doors open at 9:30am.

We will be having 8 presenters over the course of the day including Rob Randall from VMware who is one of their security gurus, well known blogger and author Scott Lowe who is a vSpecialist for EMC and Doug Hazelman from Veeam who is their Senior Director of Product Strategy. In addition we will be introducing social media into the VMUG with a presentation from Erika Napoletano, a social media specialist on how and why to use social media services like Twitter for business use. We’ll also have additional sessions from some great vendors including HyTrust, Xsigo, Compellent and Catbird. Lunch will be provided by Brothers BBQ and we will have some great door prizes to give away at the end.

So mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this one, the official sign-up will go out next week, check back on VMware’s website then. Here’s the tentative agenda:

  • 10:00am General Session – What’s New at VMware (coffee/soft drinks will be available)
  • 10:30am General Session – Security of ESX and Virtual Systems (VMware – Rob Randall)
  • 11:15am Social Media presentation – How and Why to use social media for business (Erika Napoletano, http://redheadwriting.com)
  • 11:30am Lunch/Networking with Vendors (Brothers BBQ)
  • 12:30pm General Session – Veeam – Doug Hazelman
  • 1:15pm General session – EMC – Scott Lowe
  • 2:00pm Main/Breakout room (HyTrust/Xsigo)
  • 2:40pm Main/Breakout room (Catbird/Compellent)
  • 3:20pm Closing & Door prize giveaways
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