Back in April 2015, I had no idea whether my CFP (Call For Papers) submissions would be accepted, or if I'd find a way to get to VMworld to deliver the presentation(s). I applied for a blogger pass on faith, hoping that somehow the stars would align in time. I know, I know, you're not supposed to do that.
Flash forward to the wee hours of the morning today, when out of the blue an email appeared in my inbox with a rather promising subject line, from the guy who runs the vExpert program at VMware (and so much more), Mr. Corey Romero:
Subject: VMworld San Francisco Blogger Pass - YOU'RE GOING!
Yes! TinkerTry will be there, in the flesh, awesome! I sure hope to finally meet with many of you, my favorite part of attending conferences. Getting out and hearing others' real-world virtualization stories is always a hoot, followed by that prehistoric tradition of shaking hands and exchanging old-fashioned business cards. Well, with modern twist. Of course, TinkerTry uses green, recycled MOO cards, and the literally green TinkerTry IT @ home shirt.
If you're interested in meeting me while at VMworld 2015, follow me on Twitter @paulbraren, then sending a DM so we can coordinate privately.
I've been to VMworld in 2007, 2008, 2012, and now in 2015, my first time attending as a blogger. I always enjoy new experiences, and sharing them.
Here's another excerpt from Corey's email:
We also provide blogger tables at the community booth in the hang space. The blogger tables will have high speed drops...
Hmm, the possibilities...don't be shy, meet up with me and say hi!
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