Yesterday was the latest North East VMUG which I was lucky enough to be able to do a presentation. The event was excellent with some great VMware representation and a fantastic turnout. On the bill was VMware’s CTO Joe Baguley @ and Duncan Epping @ guys that need no introduction. As well as the sponsors the community sessions were myself and Matthew Bunce @ – Matthew is a PSO consultant and did a great presentation on NSX in the real world. My presentation was on VDI assessments covering two products – Liquidware Labs FIT Assessment and Lakeside SysTrack.
With the dust settled I can reflect on my experience, overall it was definitely worth doing and if anyone is looking to do a presentation for VMUG I would recommend the experience. I have done presentations before but this was a bigger audience which consists of peers and big hitters from VMware but once the nerves settled I enjoyed it. You can use these community sessions to really hone your presentation skills without the sales pitch. The crowd usually engage more with community sessions as they are around real world experience the good and the bad.
VMUGs exist because of the community and I would recommend anyone that does attend VMUGs to really consider doing a community sessions you wont regret it.
My local VMUG is the North East VMUG details can be found here. If you can make it to these events please come alone