Well, my first VMworld experience started with a bang! After some seemingly too-long flights and an interesting shuttle ride from the airport to the hotel, I made it! I dropped off my stuff at the hotel and went to register. Thankfully, by 5:30, there was no one in line and the process was very quick. I went back to the hotel and got connected with Scott Sauer and John Blessing (@ssauer and @vTrooper) and we headed over to the Thirsty Bear for the VMunderground party, WuPaaS. I can’t say enough how great this event was, so thanks to all the sponsors, Sean Clark (@vSeanClark), and Theron Conrey (@theronconrey). I had a chance to finally meet a lot of the VMware/virtualization twitterverse I’ve been talking to for the past year, which was really cool. After the Warm-Up party, we moved to the Chieftan and continued chatting.
This morning, I grabbed some food in Moscone South and met up with Tommy Trogden (@StorageTexan) and Peter Selin (@pjselin) and headed to an informative session about View performance tuning and View Planner. We tried to get into a storage session but it closed early because it was full. We headed to an early lunch and then I spent some time in the blogger lounge.
So far, I am really impressed with everything, except for the lines. What can you expect though, with 16,000+ people in attendance?
More to come….