Throughout the whole of 2010 I've been trying hard to attend the quarterly meetings of the London VMware User Group, unfortunately my work schedule prevented me from joining the first three of the four events last year. I did manage to attend my first session in October 2010, and knew many other attendees from my other activities within the VMware community, as well as having trained plenty of those there too!
The group has it's own area on the VMware community forum, it's own group on LinkedIn, as well as many active Twitter users that use the official #lonvmug tag in many tweets. You'll also find many other UK-based virtualisation bloggers that also post various articles about the group.
A change in my job role for 2011 means that I will definitely be attending all the events this year, in fact I will be presenting at the next event on Thursday 10th February 2011! The title of my presentation is VMware Certification - Preparing for Success and I intend to effectively bringing some of the more popular certification posts on my blog to life.
My experience in presenting is very heavily biased towards classroom-based training, but I have hosted a number of webinars in the last couple of years, I ran some vSphere presentation/demo workshops around the UK in 2009, and did a presentation at IP Expo in 2009. I'm really looking forward to having a chance to do my stuff at this event.
There are some other great presentations lined up, being delivered by Gabrie van Zanten, Simon Long (who may or may not turn up in his infamous pink shirt), and Chris Dearden, as well as the sponsor presentation which for this event is Veeam. Well-known EMC vSpecialist Alan Renouf also runs a workshop on PowerCLI in the morning before the presentations in the afternoon. The full agenda and details of the location and how to register to attend can all be found on this post on the VMware community forum.
See you there!