VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 3

Triple Reception

With the official day out of the way, it was time for the after-hours receptions. I ended up going to three.

vExpert Reception

Top on my list was the vExpert reception. A few hundred fellow enthusiasts gathering together to make merry, visit, and talk life and shop. This year the reception was held at the Las Vegas Mob Museum. An interesting venue to say the least. The highlight of the reception was a visit from Pat Gelsinger, who fielded questions for at least half-an-hour, I’d say. Thank you, Mr. Gelsinger, for your commitment to the vExpert program and it’s members, as well as being as transparent as you can be in answering our, sometimes slightly left-of-field, questions.

VMware Office of the CTO Reception

I briefly stopped by the Office of the CTO reception. It seemed to have started to wind down by the time I got there, so it was a quick in and out.

Veeam Reception

If you enjoy the club atmosphere and dance music, this was the place to be Tuesday night. I managed to hang in for about an hour before the flashing lights, squishy floors, and heavy thumpa-thumpa-thumpa did me in. Unfortunately it wasn’t an atmosphere within which you could hold a conversation, and I wasn’t in a dancing mood (full disclosure: I’m rarely in a dancing mood). I have to say that there seemed to be a good number of folks who were enjoying it, and I’d guess that it was a hit with VMworld attendee’s spouses as it was a break from the techese.

This is the End

The end of the day, that is. Wow, it was a busy one. The day 4 round up will be coming up. Don’t forget there’s still the day 5 general session, always interesting, as well as the day 5 round up ahead. Stay classy VMworld.

Dee Abson

Dee Abson is a technical architect from Alberta, Canada. He's been working in the field of technology for over 20 years and specializes in server and virtualization infrastructure. Working with VMware products since ESX 2, he holds several VMware certifications. He was awarded VMware vExpert for 2014-2020. You can find him on Twitter.

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