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My VMworld 2012 Schedule

It’s that time of the year again—time for VMworld! As I’ve done in years past (although I’m late getting this information published this year), I’m posting my VMworld schedule here. I do this for two reasons. First, it may spur someone to look at a session that perhaps they hadn’t considered before (or it may spur me to look at a different session due to feedback!). Second, I often get requests to meet, and posting my schedule here along with a link to my Google calendar helps streamline that process. So, without further ado, here it is!

Here’s the link to my Google calendar, in the event you’d like to try to schedule something with me during the conference.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Noon to 3 PM - VMware Affinity team meeting

3:30 PM to 4 PM - vScience meeting

4 PM to 7 PM - VMworld reception

8 PM to 11 PM - VMunderground (Jillian’s)

Monday, August 27, 2012

8:30 AM to 10 AM - VMworld general session

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Meeting with HyTrust

1 PM to 2 PM - INF-VSP1423, esxtop for Advanced Users

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - INF-VSP1504, Ask the Expert vBloggers

4 PM to 5 PM - INF-NET2207, VMware VDS Technical Deep Dive

5:30 PM to Sometime - VMblog vMixer

10 PM to Sometime - Bourbon and Bacon with Xangati (no bourbon for me, of course)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8:30 AM to 10 AM - VMworld general session

10 AM to 11 AM - XtremIO for EMCers

11 AM to noon - APP-CAP2165, Operating Cloud Foundry

Noon to 1 PM - INF-VSP1475, vSphere 5 Design Discussions (my joint session with Forbes Guthrie, lead author on VMware vSphere Design)

2 PM to 3 PM - INF-BCO2655, vSphere FT for SMP VMs, Tech Preview and Best Practices

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - INF-STO2192, Tech Preview Software-Defined Storage Technology

5 PM to Sometime - HyTrust reception

8 PM to Sometime - Veeam party

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Meeting with Arista

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - INF-STO2223, Tech Preview vSphere Integration with Existing Storage

12:30 PM to 1 PM - Book signing at the VMworld bookstore

1 PM to 2 PM - Customer meeting

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Meeting with Big Switch Networks

5:30 PM to Sometime - Mindshare PR reception

7 PM to 10 PM - VMworld party

Thursday, August 30, 2012

9 AM to 10 AM - VMworld general session

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - INF-VSP1475, vSphere 5 Design Discussions (my joint session with Forbes Guthrie, lead author on VMware vSphere Design)

Noon to 1 PM - APP-CAP2956, Inside the Hadoop Machine

1 PM to 1:30 PM - Book signing at VMworld bookstore

As is customary, I’ll be liveblogging (as live as possible, anyway) and tweeting throughout the conference. You can follow me on Twitter for updates. During times that I have a few minutes, I’ll also be tweeting about my current location in case you’d like to chat for a bit. I enjoy talking with folks, so don’t be shy!

If you are interested in setting up a formal meeting with me, find a spot on my calendar (Thursday afternoon is good!) and set up a time and place to meet. Vendors, please note: meeting with you doesn’t automatically mean I’m going to post an article about you or your products. I might, but I might not. Forewarned is forearmed.

I look forward to meeting new friends, seeing old friends, and learning lots next week. See you there!

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