2016 St Louis VMUG USERCON is coming


It’s that time of year again.  The 2016 St Louis VMUG USERCON planning is almost completed.  The agenda should be live soon and home lab prize purchases will be made soon.

The USERCON is at the same location as last year – Hyatt Regency St Louis 315 Chestnut Street St. Louis, MO 63102 .  The event starts at 8 am and runs until 5 pm.

We have two awesome keynote speakers this year –

  • Satyam Vaghani – PernixData CTO and co-founder
  • Stephen Foskett – Organizes Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services

Lots of reasons to attend the event –

  • Partner breakout sessions
  • VMware educational sessions
  • Exhibitor area with VMware partners
  • Opportunities to connect with VMware users just like you! Swap stories, insights, and tips.
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • All day 100% free event
  • Prizes and giveaways

We are always trying to put the USER back in usergroup. So if you are interested in speaking on a topic or sharing your experience with a product, please let me know at marc dot techguy at gmail dot com

Click here to register for the event and learn more details about the event.

Register for the event before March 3 to be entered for a chance to win a pair of Beats Pro Over-Ear Headphone


vExpert 2016 – Honored to be selected


I am honored to be selected as part of the 2016 vExpert program.  You can check out the announcement on the VMTN blog.  This is my second year to be selected as a vExpert.

What did I do last year to achieve vExpert 2016?

  • St Louis VMUG Leader
  • Involved with everything to make the 2015 St Louis VMUG USERCON a success
  • Active member of the VMware Communities
  • Beta tester of numerous VMware products
  • Worked the VMUG booth at VMworld & Virtual Events
  • Blogged about VMware products and announcements
  • Participated in Opening Act vExpert Daily at VMworld

Huge thanks to Corey Ramero and and his team for all the hard work they do running the program.

Congratulations to all the other vExperts!

If you don’t know what the vExpert program is you can check out this blog to learn more : http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2015/11/vexpert-2016-applications-are-now-open.html