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.

NorthWest England VMUG – Wednesday, 17th July 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 Wednesday, 17th July 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

  •  13:00 Welcome to VMUG
  • 13:15 What’s Next, What Do I Need to Start Skilling Up On? – Joe Baguley Chief Cloud Technologist EMEA
  • 14:15 Veeam Backup and Replication
  • 15:00 Refreshment Break
  • 15:15 Evolution Recruitment Solutions: Our VDI Journey – Simon Watts
  • 16:00 Veeam Storage Snapshot Efficiency
  • 16:45 vNews – Ashley Davies, VMware SE
  • 17:00 Raffle and Meeting Close
  • 17:05 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.

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. 

Yorkshire VMUG – Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The first ever Yorkshire VMUG is taking place next week!! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology. 

Session Highlights

  • Server Virtualization Solutions and Roadmap- Raj Mistry, HP
  • VMware 5.1 Whats New- Dan Watson, VMware
  • Building my Home Lab- Andrew McMorris, Communisis
  • Join us for vbeers at the Victory Bar

If this is something you are interested in make sure you register beforehand. Register Here

You can also follow the official Yorkshire VMUG twitter account.

UKVMUG (Nov 15th 2012) – Call for Papers

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the UK VMUG which will be held on the 15th November 2012 in Solihull, UK has opened their call for papers. If you are interested in presenting at the UKVMUG alongside the likes of Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman and hopefully myself, then submit your session ideas here:

UK VMUG Call For Papers

I'll hopefully see you all there.

NorthWest England VMUG – Thursday, Sept 13th, 2012

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, Sept 13th, 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

  • VMware Keynote – Spencer Pitts, VMware's EMEA End User Computing Practice Lead
  • Technical Presentations and Updates from Trend Micro and Whiptail
  • VMware View Case Study
  • vNews from Matthew Steiner and Mike Laverick, Including a Review of VMworld San Francisco and a Look Forward to VMworld Barcelona
  • Raffle Drawing and vBeers in Lloyds Bar (Printworks) Following the Meeting

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

London VMUG – Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Agenda 

From 10am…..

  • Centrix Software Presentation 
  • Fusion-IO Presentation
  • Whiptail Presentation
  • EMC Labs Throughout the Day
  • Lee Dilworth – VMware Availability Update: vSphere Replication, Stretched Clusters and BCDR 
  • Darren Woollard and Gregg Robertson – vSphere Nerdknobs 
  • Chris Evans – The Storage Architect's View 
  • Chris Gale – Fusion-IO More Desktops. More Virtual Machines. More Data-Intensive Applications. Faster. Cheaper. Simpler.
  • Matt Northam and Simon Hansford – Government Can Run vCloud, How Skyscape Did It 
  • Martyn Storey – VMware NDA Roadmap Session  PLEASE NOTE:  Entrance to the NDA session is strictly dependent upon the following criteria: Signed, personal NDA; Photo ID and proof of where you work; not working for a vendor, partner, or competitor 

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.

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.

 
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