It’s that time of summer — VMworld US is only a few days away! Yet again I am making the trek to Las Vegas for the festivities. I wanted to highlight the sessions where I will be presenting so that you have the opportunity to either schedule and come heckle or remind yourself to watch later. I will be hanging around the vBrownBag area of VMvillage or the Rubrik booth when not presenting; come say hello!
Without further ado, here is where you can find me:
Opening Acts / VMunderground
I am a big fan of community oriented gatherings, so you are right to think that I will be in attendance at Opening Acts and the VMunderground party on Sunday, August 27. Not only will I be an audience member, but you can also find me on a panel discussing my least favorite thing…failing.
Here’s the synopsis of the panel session: “With a nod to the old saw of “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” we present a group of panelists who have risen to personal and career success, not through a string of only positive achievements, but through reasoned risk-taking, occasional bad luck…and failures.”
In addition to Opening Acts, I will be presenting a few sessions at the conference. My colleague, Andrew Miller, and I will be speaking about holistically architecting data protection and where Rubrik may fit into that picture.
Now for some non-Rubrik goodness. I am very excited to be discussing upgrades and how a VCDX-esque methodology can be applied to it. But the best part is that I get to present with one of my absolute favorite people, Melissa Palmer (aka The Notorious vMiss), who is a complete and utter badass. [insert shameless plug here: ps, she just published a book about the journey to becoming an architect.] She will be laying down the knowledge while I click next on the slides, shaking my head in agreement.
vBrownBag is an incredible contributor to the vCommunity. I am excited to be a part of a ‘lightning’ fifteen minute session presenting with a two other architects, Chris Williams and Mike Burkhart. If nothing else, join us to see how quickly we talk to fit it all into such a short time block.
Look forward to see everyone there! Don’t hesitate to say hello.