Do you like VMware Hands-on-Labs? I bet you do! If you’re coming to VMworld 2019 Barcelona you can prove your skills in an awesome competition and maybe become an Odyssey Champion.
Form a team with up to 3 members or join an existing team and compete with other teams in the VMware Odyssey Cup. There will be 24 teams all together and they have to complete tasks in Hands-on-Labs. Teams will be judged by accuracy and time to complete the tasks in the lab. There’ll be labs about vSphere, vSAN, Horizon and vRealize Automation. You’ll need some free time slots in your VMworld schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday and if you’re successful for the finals on Thursday.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Members of the winning team will get a new MacbookPro. The second best team will get an OculusGo for each member and every participant will get a cool Odyssey jacket.
Interested? Then hurry up and register for VMware Odyssey by Hands-on Labs. It’s also possible to register on site at the Odyssey info desk on Monday.
It’s just a few weeks ago that VMworld US took place in San Francisco. Attendees and (remote) spectators received loads of first hand information. New releases, new roadmaps, new acquisitions, new platforms… wow!
I haven’t finished a fraction of all session recordings I wanted to watch. But yet there’s more to come (shhhh! seven! nudge, nudge). It’s only a few weeks until VMworld EU will open its gates at the Fira Gran Via in beautiful Barcelona.
If you’re considering to go there and you’re not decided yet. Just two words from my side: “do it!“. I’m working with VMware products since…. like forever, but my first visit to VMworld Barcelona was in 2017. And there’s only one thing I really regret: That I haven’t been there in 2016, 2015, 2014, etc…
Last year I’ve written a VMworld Europe survival guide. Most of the information is still valid today. If you’re a first time visitor, feel free to read the blogpost. I’m sure you’ll get some useful information for trip planning, accommodation and getting around. Oh, by the way: the price for an airport return ticket has dropped a little. 🙂
It’ll be the eleventh time when VMworld Europe opens its gates in Barcelona from 4th November to 7th November 2019. Traditionally VMworld Europe takes place after VMworld North-America, which will be held in San Francisco in August 2019. VMworld Europe will mainly attract visitors from the EMEA region. Although breakout sessions will be mostly the same in SF and BCN, both events will have different content and highlights. There are three months time in between, so you can be sure to expect announcements in Barcelona that weren’t ready in August.
Every year bloggers can apply for one of the few blogging passes handed out by VMware. In 2018 I successfully applied for a pass and so I tried it again in 2019. Last Monday I got an email which confirmed that I will get one of the blogging passes. I’m very happy honored about getting a pass for the second time. Many thanks to the blogging team at VMware.
Friends asked me if I would go there even if I hadn’t been selected. The answer is yes for numerous reasons. Besides condensed first-hand information it is networking with friends from all over the world. Where else can you meet VMware product managers and developers in one place. Last year I have written a VMworld Survival Guide about going to Barcelona and why.
Early Bird registration will be open until July 23rd 2019. You can save 200 € on ticket price when booking before end of early bird registration phase.
I’m going to post articles here on ElasticSky.de before and during VMworld Europe. Stay tuned.