Foreseeable Fun at VMworld

Foreseeable Fun at VMworld

Months before anyone ever needed to be #vegasstrong, VMworld 2017 was my conference happy place. It still is.

When a blogger pass came through making attendance possible this year, I was thrilled. While 2017 will be hard to top, here’s what excites me about this year’s conference.

Community

Being surrounded by inspiring people way smarter than me is ALWAYS my favorite part of ANY tech event. VMworld provides countless opportunities for this.

  • TFD Extra. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend my first Tech Field Day event.  I’m grateful to participate again. Even if you aren’t at VMworld, you can virtually spend your Wednesday, August 28th with Tech Field Day!
  • Tuesday Parties. While every night is a party at VMWorld, Tuesday night’s competition is especially fierce.  Events include Veeam’s Legendary Party with Guest Andy Grammer; Cohesity’s Hamilton Showing, and vSoccer. How can one decide how to spend Tuesday(August 27) evening?!  No, really?!
  • vExpert party. Also, on Tuesday night, I will find time to attend my first vExpert party. Yay!

Sessions

The diversity of topics and tracks in VMworld session catalog pretty much ensures that there is someone for everyone.  Here are a few of the sessions that excite me.

  • Machine Learning in Less Than 1 Hour with Python [CODE3331U]. Regardless of your IT niche, you probably could leverage Python.
  • The Art of Code That Writes Code [CODE2216U]. Who wouldn’t want to leverage APIs to help create documentation and more code?!
  • The Genius of Kubernetes [CODE1172UR]. If this particular Kubernetes session isn’t your jam, there are 100+ sessions of Kubernetes or containers.

Now that I’ve shared, what excites you most about VMworld?!  Stay tuned for more #VMworld content.

Becky

After dropping out of a liberal arts college that focused on reading and discussing the “Great Books”, Becky Elliott found her way to a career in IT. For 20+ years, she has held a number of roles in Dev and Ops, and the area in between the two. In working for organizations in which poor security practices can cost lives, she’s an ardent believer in integrating security through the entire design process. Becky holds a number of industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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