Posted by Simon Long Oct 18, 2010
I've just returned from a week away at VMworld Europe. I'm still a little blurry eyed from the late nights, early mornings and information overload. Although I am suffering a little now, I have to say it was well worth it.
This was my first ever VMWorld and was fortunate to get invited to attend as a blogger by HP. So first of all, I'd like to say thanks to HP. Secondly, I've you've never been before; MAKE SURE YOU GO NEXT YEAR!!!
I'm not going to go into all of the different sessions i attended, booths I visited and things i've learnt, there are plenty of other bloggers who have already written some great posts about their experiences, most of which I shared with them. But I just wanted to mention the one thing which made my VMWorld trip, a trip I won't forget…. You guys! The virtualization community. I have met and been reunited with so many cool people over the past week. So many so, that I often felt there wasn't time to actually speak to everyone properly and some people I never even got to say hello to.
There were fellow UK Bloggers who I regularly meet at vBeers, VMUG's. Bloggers from all over the world who I had yet to meet. VMware Colleagues who I had yet to meet. And people who I just met through all of the above. And every single one of them were really genuine. It's not often you can say that, so I thought I would.
I'm not going to mention everyone I met, I'd be here all day. You all know who you are, so thank you for making my week.
I hope to be there next year, keep an eye out for Operation #PinkShirt 😉