vCommunity Twitter List

vCommunity Twitter ListIn an attempt to try and clean up my Twitter feed to make Twitter conversations and tweets a little easier to notice and follow, I followed the recommendation given to me by my followers and decided to split the Twitter accounts I follow into Lists, so they are easier to sort and categorize. One of the lists I started to put together was a vCommunity Twitter List. This list contains many of the people who make up the vCommunity. One of the cool things about Twitter Lists, is you can see people who have been added to the lists and you can Follow them on your own account. It’s a great way to find people with the same interests. As you can imagine, the vCommunity Twitter List is designed to include people who mostly tweet about Virtualization topics.

Tweet Criteria

Although this is a very informal list, as I mentioned earlier, the whole aim of this list is to remove unnecessary noise from my Twitter feed. So I need to try and put some restrictions in place.

What to Tweet

You can tweet about whatever you are interested in, I’m not going to become the Twitter Police. But ideally;

  • Virtualization topics
  • Technology topics – We are all geeks at heart

 

What not to Tweet

I understand that from time to time we all tweet about a wide variety of topics, try and limit the following, if possible.

  • Politics …zzzZZZ
  • Cat pictures
  • Endless Retweets – We want your thoughts, not just the thoughts of others.

Getting added to the list

The vCommunity Twitter List is still a work in progress and always will be. My intention is to keep this Twitter List dynamic. As new people join Twitter and start to tweet about relevant Virtualization topics, they’ll be added. And on the flip side, as people’s interests change and maybe their tweets are no longer focused on the topic of Virtualization, they will be removed.

If you want to be added to the List, please message Follow Me and message me on Twitter.

vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2014 (Saturday, 23th August 2014)

USA vBeersVMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2013 was a great time with a great turnout so I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that passes, though still has the same great earthy community feel that it did during it’s first one back in 2009.

vBeers VMworld 2014 San Francisco

The VMworld San Francisco vBeers Tweetup will be held on Saturday 23rd August, kicking off from 6:00pm.

The vBeers Tweetup is intended as a way to relax, chill-out and catch up with friends, new and old.  If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories.

In true Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up, enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food.  Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).

Where is this VMworld San Francisco 2014 vBeers Tweetup going to be held?

vBeers VMworld 2013The venue for this VMworld vBeers Tweetup is back for a third time at “The Chieftain” Irish pub and restaurant, which has a great relaxed informal atmosphere with good food and drink.  Good news as they have free Wi-Fi, which will save all of you from overseas from clocking-up massive data bills on your Smart Phones.

RSVP

As for registering, no need – all you need to do is turn up, though if you’d like to RSVP to give me an idea of numbers and to let others know you are attending then please click here.  First come, first served with seating

Hope to see you there!

The Details

Venue: The Chieftain

Address: 198 5th Street @ Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103

Date: Saturday 23rd August 2014

Time: 6:00PM

Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

Map:  Click the map below for more map details

vBeers VMworld 2013 Map

NorthWest England VMUG – Thursday, 25th April 2013

I just wanted to bring this to peoples attention. 

Registration Now Open: Northwest England VMUG Meeting 
Join us for the next Northwest England VMUG meeting taking place on Thursday, 25th April 2013. 
Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Meeting Agenda

  • 1PM – Welcome to VMUG
  • 1:15PM – "VMware In The Real World" – SCC (A look at SCC VMware case studies and explore areas such as Management and AV that SCC are seeing demand and uptake in)
  • 2PM – " vSphere in a nutshell" – Mike Laverick
  • 2:45PM – Break – Refreshments
  • 3PM – "VMware Horizon Workspace" – SCC (A look at the new EUC product range from VMware)
  • 3:45PM – Break
  • 4PM – " Zero to Colo – vCloud Director in my Lab" – Mike Laverick
  • 4:45PM – vNews – a VMware rep TBC
  • 5PM – Raffle and Close 5:05PM – vBeers Tiger Tiger (Printworks)

Looks like another great agenda and some great speakers. You can follow the official NW England VMUG Twitter profile for the latest VMUG news.

London VMUG – 24th Jan 2013

Agenda 

From 10am…..

  • Nutanix Plenary Presentation
  • Your Journey to the Post-PC Era – Brian Gammage, VMware
  • EUC Panel with VDI Gurus – Brian Gammage, VMware (Including Me!)
  • Deploying vCD 5.1 and VXLAN – Dan Senior
  • Zerto Presentation 
  • 10Zig Presentation – Thin Client Technology at Its Peak James Broughton 
  • Big Data for the Uninitiated – Stu Radnidge
  • Update – What’s Here and What’s Coming Soon – Spencer Pitts, VMware EUC
  • VMware Certification Update – Gregg Robertson
  • Mystery Session… 
  • Networking and Lunch

As usual there will be vBeers afterwards from 17:30…..

Don't forget to Register as you cannot just turn up on the day. 

London VMUG – Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Agenda 

From 10am…..

  • Using vShield to Drive Efficiency and Costs Savings – Stephen Porter, Trend Micro
  • Desktop Transformation with Liquidware Labs – Dan Falconer, Liquidware Labs
  • Tintri Presentation
  • VMTurbo Labs
  • The vCenter Appliance – Hugo PhanVMware
  • Climb the Stack and Pimp your Cloud with VMware vFabric – Peter Holditch, VMware
  • Flexpod: The Flexible Converged Infrastructure – Chris Kranz
  • Help, My VDI Project is Hell! – Julian Wood
  • Management and Orch’n – What, Why & How – Steve Bryen
  • The vMarket – Skills in Demand for the Next Five Years – Neil Mills
  • Over to You: Design Me a Highly Available Virtualised Infrastructure – Darren Woollard
  • Writing VMware Apps for Novice Programmers – Ricky El-Qasem

As usual there will be vBeers afterwards from 17:30…..

Don't forget to Register as you cannot just turn up on the day. Hopefully I will be making an appearance.

NorthWest England VMUG – Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I just wanted to bring this to peoples attention. 

Registration Now Open: Northwest England VMUG Meeting 
Join us for the inaugural Northwest England VMUG meeting taking place on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. 
Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Meeting Agenda

  • 13:30 Registration
  • 13:50 Introduction to VMUG
  • 14:00 IBM Presentation
  • 15:00 Refreshment Break
  • 15:20 EMC Presentation
  • 16:20 VNews
  • 16:50 Questions and Wrap-Up
  • 17:00 vBeers at Printworks Manchester following the meeting

Looks like a great agenda for their first VMUG. You can follow the official NW England VMUG Twitter profile for the latest VMUG news.

Amsterdam vBeers: 3rd Feb 2011

vBeers-smallThe next Amsterdam vBeers will be held on Thursday 3rd of Feb starting at 6:30pm in ‘Herengracht Cafe’ which is placed close to Leidseplein and Dam Square. This venue serves a fine of selection of beers along with soft drinks and bar food.

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Drinks will not be paid for, there will not be a tab. When you buy a drink please pay for it as no one else will be paying for your drinks.

  • Location: The 'Herengracht Cafe' Amsterdam
  • Address:  Herengracht 435, Herengracht/Leidsestraat
  • Nearest Tram Station:  Koningsplein – Lijn 1,2,5
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Map

More Info

Amsterdam vBeers: 16th Dec 2010

vBeers-small

The first Amsterdam vBeers will be held on Thursday 16th of December starting at 6:30pm in ‘Herengracht Cafe’ which is placed close to Leidseplein and Dam Square. This venue serves a fine of selection of beers along with soft drinks and bar food.

What are vBeers? Read More

Drinks will not be paid for, there will not be a tab. When you buy a drink please pay for it as no one else will be paying for your drinks.

  • Location: The 'Herengracht Cafe' Amsterdam
  • Address:  Herengracht 435, Herengracht/Leidsestraat
  • Nearest Tram Station:  Koningsplein – Lijn 1,2,5
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Map

London vBeers: Dec 2nd 2010

Christmas-vBeersHi guys, just a quick post to remind you that the next vBeers will be help this Thursday, December 2nd. This month it's a bit of a joint vBeers/StorageBeers so there should be another great turnout. And as it's the festive season feel free to wear your favorite Christmas hat. 🙂

When & Where

The London vBeers is held on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6pm in ‘The Cittie of Yorke’ pub which is placed centrally to both London’s West End and The City. This venue serves a fine of selection of English beers along with soft drinks and bar snacks.

  • Location: The ‘Cittie of Yorke’, London
  • Address:  22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BS
  • Nearest Tube:  Chancery Lane
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Ye Olde Map: MAP

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vBeers: Oct 7th 2010

vBeersHi guys, just a quick post to remind you that the next vBeers will be help this Thursday, October 7th.

When & Where

The London vBeers is held on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6pm in ‘The Cittie of Yorke’ pub which is placed centrally to both London’s West End and The City. This venue serves a fine of selection of English beers along with soft drinks and bar snacks.

  • Location: The ‘Cittie of Yorke’, London
  • Address:  22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BS
  • Nearest Tube:  Chancery Lane
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Ye Olde Map: MAP

What are vBeers? Read More