Fun related tweet (seen at right) here. Big event originally announced here, with over 70 registered attendees already, with room for a few more! That's quite a growth in one year, and I'm really looking forward to attending for my second time. Having been a recent guest on The Digital Media Zone's Home: On #005, I'll even get to meet Richard Gunther, Josh Pollard and Craig Scholle, in person. Yes, the same Craig who joined me for the VMware ESXi 5.5 first look, a couple of weeks back. Even jpeg2RAW's Mike Howard is making the trip!
It's been like Christmas in September this year for my home lab's vZilla lately, with the new releases of VMware ESXi 5.5, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and a new Hyper-V. There's so much to talk about, and this is a great opportunity to mingle with other humans, who share similar interests.
This year, David McCabe landed Synology as a sponsor. It'll be good to see them again! See also Synology at CES 2012: VMware compatibility explained by Franklin Hua, Technical Marketing Manager, and check out his new article, How to measure IOPS for VMware - May 22 2013.
Live tracking of Friday Sep 20 BDL-CLE flight here, with the 2nd leg from CLE-IND here. Getting an eco-ride from the airport to the meetup by The Average Guy's Jim Collison, in his 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. Hmm, seems familiar! And just learned I'm sharing the ride with Rich O'Neil, of Rich's Random Podcast Generator!
Join us in person by registering here, or join in on the related forum chat over here. This should be a good Saturday of geeking out together, sharing tips and techniques, and swarming the local Fry's Electronics and Microsoft Store. Come back and visit this article throughout the weekend, since I'll of course be doing a bit of blogging during the evenings, like last year. Oh, yeah, don't forget to also look back at The 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meetup" in Indianapolis Indiana October 20th 2012.
This time, it's sure to be both bigger and better!**
But first, got to finish mowing the lawn, stylin' in suburbia with my sensible bluetooth headset hack. What was I listening to? Well, of course, it was The Home Server Show Podcast #206 , and David McCabe's quip at this spot about how T-shirt give-aways get used for yard work. Do ya think?
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Tue Sep 17 2013:
Looks like alan2k has kindly offered to pitch in with airport shuttle assistance, thank you Alan!
Fri Sep 20 2013 DAY 1:
Day one was good fun. Day two will be too!
Sat Sep 21 2013 DAY 2:
Sep 29 2013 Update:
Some more pics added: