Today there was no General Session so it was straight to the VMVillage to catch up with all the people from the vCommunity. It is such a great please to meet the real people behind a twitter picture or other social media and have chat.
Especially the VMTN Community area in VMvillage is a hot spot and buzzing with activities like for example the vBrownBag TechTalk. If you’re not familiar with the vBrownBag TechTalks:
vBrownBag is about community education, created by the community to help others in the community. The TechTalks allow community members and community-minded sponsors, to present content at VMworld that would not (or did not) get accepted to the main conference track.
And believe me, all the sessions where jam-packed! All vBrownBag TechTalk the sessions are recorded as well and published on Youtube in this playlist: 2018 VMworld TechTalks.
The well know VMworld Party was rebranded this year as the VMworld Fest, it was held at the Pavillions at World Market. The venue looked great but there were some issues with long lines at the food trucks and they even ran out of beer!?! Luckily we already enjoyed an awesome dinner and somehow @vHojan managed to find a waiter with a tray full of beer at the venue?!? So we could just watch the show while enjoying a beer.
The headliner at the VMworld Fest was Royal Machines, the group is fronted by Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray), Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction), and Billy Morrison (of Billy Idol as well as The Cult). And they even brought some friends in the form of Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick), Sebastian Bach, Macy Gray, Fred Durst (of Limp Bizkit). For a bunch of old-timers, they still know how to throw a party!
Some cool VMworld 2018 US numbers:
- 21,000 Registrants
- 86 Countries
- 5,280 Companies Represented
- 215 Exhibitors and Sponsors
- ~200 Customers stories
- 50K+ VMworld Mentions on Social Media
- ~10k Hands On Labs
Next year the VMworld 2019 US will move back to San Francisco! So mark your calendars for August 25-29 2019.
Tomorrow is the last day of VMworld 2018 US, it will be the day where everyone is leaving for home and the venue will be so much quieter. So, for now, have a safe trip home for everyone who attended VMworld 2018 US and I hope to see you all again in Barcelona for VMworld 2018 EU!
As I did for the last couple of days, I’ve gathered some announcements made on the third day which you can find below (only there were not that many…)! I’ll update the page as more and more information will be released.