Denver VMUG this week

There is a Denver VMUG meeting scheduled this week on Thursday July 14th from 11:30am – 4:30pm, if you are interested in going go register here. There are a couple changes happening with Denver VMUG’s that I want to point out.

The first is the location, free locations are always preferred to keep the cost of the events down. Many of the Denver events over the years have been held in Louisville at the CableLabs facility. While this location was a bit out of the way for people coming from areas like DTC, it was a free location and had good logistics to handle the meetings. The reason we kept using this location was because it was the work location of Kevin Divine, a long time VMUG leader in Denver. Kevin was looking for a change and recently moved away to a little town in Minnesota so this facility isn’t available to use anymore. Without too many other free facility options the meeting this week and I suspect many of them going forward is now at a rented space (DoubleTree Hotel in Thornton). If there are any VMUG members or companies in Denver that have a space available to accommodate up to 100 people and are willing to host a periodic meeting please let the Denver VMUG leaders now.

The next change is the Denver VMUG & Colorado Public Sector (SLED) VMUG groups have merged. There have always been two separate groups as far as I’ve known with separate leaders and meetings. I’ve attended and spoke at one of the SLED meetings years ago and it was pretty small group back then, bringing these together makes sense to get better sponsor ROI, more attendees and easier logistics. The combined VMUG leadership for Denver is now: Jason Glumac – State of Colorado, Scott Seifert – IBM and Michael Forner – RTD.

Finally you may notice from the agenda of this meeting that it is longer, has more than one sponsor and has a customer speaker which you don’t see happen to often at VMUG’s. This upcoming meeting has 2 sponsors (Veeam & Nimble), since they have to rent space this covers that as well as lunch for attendees. It also makes the meeting longer, prior meeting used to end around 2 or 3pm and this one goes to 4:30pm. The full meeting agenda is below, so if if you’re in the Denver area go register and hope to see you there.

Meeting Agenda

  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. Veeam Presentation
  • 1:00 p.m. VMware VTA Presentation
  • 1:30 p.m. Nimble Storage Presentation
  • 2:30 p.m. Customer Presentation
  • 3:00 p.m. VMware Presentation
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