Monday, August 18, 2014

My VMworld 2014 Schedule

Hopefully everyone who is going to be attending VMworld in San Francisco this year has their accommodations already worked out.  The following is tentatively where I'll be presenting or outside of private customers meetings in a week.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday - 8/24/14

I'll hopefully be working at the VCDX bootcamp at the local office in San Francisco.  I really enjoy working with the up and coming VMware architects in the industry.  I believe becoming a VCDX, and to be more specific, going through the preparation and panel process which includes focused analysis of design, tradeoffs and realities, really helped me gain a depth of understanding in architecture.  To be authoritative in one area is a first step, for example storage or networking or a specific application.  Then to become authoritative in multiple areas and orchestrate a solution is another step.  And in the VCDX process, to not only author solutions in front of customers but to do that in front of a prepared panel of experts and peer is another step altogether.  It would never be satisfying for me to sit across the table from potential architects and see them fail so it is my hope to be able to mentor and offer what insights I have as well as learn from their own experiences.  What is knowledge without perspective!

Monday - 8/25/14

12:30pm-12:45pm - #vBrownBag vHPC-as-a-Service: I'll be presenting in the Community Hangspace.  Basically a condensed lightning talk about the what/why/how of doing virtualized HPC-aaS.  If there are additional questions, that's great, as I'll be at the VMware Office of the CTO booth as well as around the venue for the next few days.

1:00-2:00pm - VAPP1428 Hadoop-as-a-Service: Chris Mutchler from Adobe and I will be giving this update on the most recent developments and examples around the growing possibilities for companies to evolve their data pipelines in an elastic, self-service, and scalable manner.

4:00-5:00pm - VAPP1807 Best Practices of Virtualizing Hadoop on vSphere - Customer Panel: Wouldn't miss this for for insight and perspective on other customers' high performance data analytics environments.

Tuesday - 8/26/14

1:00-6:00pm - Office of the CTO booth: On the Solutions Exchange floor at the VMware booth to answer questions and show off some of the bleeding edge work being done by VMware's OCTO organization.

Wednesday - 8/27/14

2:30-3:30pm - VAPP1428 Hadoop-as-a-Service (repeat session)

Thursday - 8/28/14

10:30-11:30am - STO1424 Massively Scaling VSAN Implementations: Another copresentation between Frans Van Rooyen from Adobe and myself on the early and rapidly evolving work being done to build and manage VSAN beyond single clusters and datacenters.

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