After all the partying that I did Tuesday evening, it was hard for me to getup and get going.
I attended STO2480 – Software Defined Storage – The VCDX Way Part II : The Empire Strikes Back
Then I hung out in the Hang Space a little while before the VMUG Leader Lunch.
A couple months ago I became one of the leaders of the St Louis VMUG, so I had the opportunity to attend the VMUG Leader Luncheon.
- They provided us with a great lunch and a small gift bag.
- An updated was provided on the status of VMUG
- Awards were passed out to various leaders.
- VMware’s top brass was in attendance for Q&A. Pat Gelsinger CEO, Ben Faithi CTO, and Raghu Raghuram EVP SDDC sat on stage to answer questions.
After the Q&A was over I was able to get a picture with Pat Gelsinger. This was the highlight of my day.
After the VMUG Leader Lunch I attended EUC1744 – What’s New in VMware Workstation. I always attend this session. I use VMware Workstation a lot of love to hear what new features are being added. The other reason I love to attend this session is because you receive a key for the next release of VMware Workstation.
There was another session I was scheduled to go to today, but I went back to my room and took a nap. There was no way I was going to be able to go to the VMworld Party if I did not get some rest.
After a good nap I made my way down to Yerba Buena Gardens for the start of the VMworld Party. After seeing a few thousand people waiting in line at the Moscone North entrance, I decided to see if there was another entrance with a few less people. I am glad I did, because there was an entrance on Mission street that only have about 30 people waiting.
After getting in I had some food and drinks and watch the entertainment. I did not stay too long because there was nothing really to hand out that long for. The food was not that great. Plus I wanted to be in front of the line when the doors opened for The Back Keys.
I was so glad I left Yerba Buena Gardens early because the line to get into see The Back Keys filled up fast.
Doors finally opened and everyone rushed to the front of the stage. I am not a huge Black Keys fan, but I like going to concerts. I thought they put on a good show. I thought many of there songs sounded a like, but over all it was a good show.
After the show I was invited to go out for drinks, but I had to get up early to fly home the next day, so I went back to the hotel room and instantly fell asleep.