Public Speaking Schedule

Posted by Paul Braren on Feb 14 2017 (updated on Sep 18 2017) in
  • Speaking
  • Presentations
  • tinkertrydemos2016

    In 2016, I spoke publicly 15 different times!

    Before now, there was never a super easy way to find this information, at any time. Now this page is just one click away from anywhere at TinkerTry!

    I'll be speaking at various user groups as:

    1. an IT Pro who is also a user.
    2. a content creator/blogger from TinkerTry.
    3. a VMware Systems Engineer.

    This one post will cover them all. Please don't hesitate to come up to me and introduce yourself at any of these free events. Don't worry, I was an introvert too!


    2016

    Historical list here.


    2017

    FEB 09 2017

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Burlington MA
    Snowed out, rescheduled to May 25th, sign-up below.
     

    FEB 15 2017

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Hartford CT - Registration
    vSAN 6.2 from A to Z - 8:30am - 12pm**
    by Peter Keilty and Paul Braren
    New Horizons
    340 W Newberry Rd
    Bloomfield, CT 06002

     

    FEB 16 2017

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Pittsburgh PA - Registration
    vSAN 6.2 from A to Z - 8:30am - 12pm
    by Josh Fidel and Paul Braren
    ContactPointe
    2593 Wexford Bayne Rd, Suite 200
    Sewickley, PA 15143

     

    MAR 02 2017

    CT-VMUG-USERCON

    Connecticut VMUG UserCon - Hartford CT - Registration
    VMware vSAN Day 2 Operations for Management and Monitoring
    by Paul Braren
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard
    Hartford, CT 06103

    I'll also be in the VMware booth from 12pm-2pm.
     

    MAR 08 2017

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Indianapolis IN - Registration
    vSAN 6.2 from A to Z - 8:30am - 12pm
    by Paul Braren
    ETI Performance Improvement
    8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 550
    Indianapolis, IN 46240

     

    MAR 23 2017

    NYC-VMUG-Mar-23-2017-sponsored-by-Supermicro-and-Touro-College

    New York City VMUG - New York NY - Registration
    From home lab tinkering to a vSAN career: the TinkerTry journey.
    by Paul Braren, Founder of TinkerTry.com, LLC
    VMware vSAN in your company: how it works, and how vSAN Ready Nodes or VxRail can accelerate infrastructure deployment.
    by Paul Braren, Systems Engineer at VMware
    Touro College, Executive Offices
    500 7th Ave (NW corner at 37th St)
    New York, NY 10018

     

    APR 06 2017

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Cincinnati OH - Registration
    HOL-1708-SDC-1 – What’s New: vSAN 6.5 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    by Paul Braren
    Arden Inc
    4675 Cornell Rd
    Suite 175
    Blue Ash, OH 45241

     

    MAY 15 - 19 2017

    VeeamON2017

    VeeamOn 2017
    Attending as a Veeam Vanguard, not presenting.
    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

     

    MAY 25 2017

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    VMware Hands On SociaLab - Burlington MA - Registration
    The registration was re-opened on May 22nd because of high demand, with an afternoon session now added!
     
    HOL-1708-SDC-1 – What's New: vSAN 6.5 - 8:30am - 12pm - Paul Braren (FULL)
    HOL-1708-SDC-1 – What's New: vSAN 6.5 - 12:30pm - 4pm - Guy Bowers (Registration)
    by Paul Braren
    MicroTek Training Solutions
    Burlington Mall Road #204
    Burlington, MA 01803

     

    JUN 01 2017

    Boston-VMUG-UserCon-Explore

    Boston Summer VMUG UserCon - Boston CT - Registration
    What’s New with vSAN 6.6 & Day 2 Operations
    by Guy Bowers
    (Paul Braren doing VMware booth duty, visit me to talk vSAN and get stickers!)
    Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
    415 Summer St
    Boston, MA 02210

     

    JUN 22 2017

    Providence-VMUG

    VMUG Providence - Register by June 22
    Triple-header!

    by Paul Braren of VMware:

    • How All-Flash vSAN 6.6 can work for your company, with VxRail or vSAN Ready Nodes from your favorite vendor.
      The version of the deck that I presented managed to not mention that solutions based on vSAN typically save customers roughly 50% over traditional storage arrays.

    by Mike Foley of VMware and of yelof.com

    • vSphere 6.5 Security

    by Paul Braren of TinkerTry:

    • Intel Xeon D Home Datacenter, featuring a Supermicro SuperServer live M.2 NVMe demonstration with practical vSphere 6.5 tips.

    Chelo's Waterfront Bar and Grille
    1 Masthead Dr
    Warwick, RI 02886, United States

    Promo tweets here, here, and here.
     

    JUL 11 2017

    Keynote Speaker.

    BNUG-logo-small

    BNUG The Greater Boston Network Users Group - Registration

    • EdgeRouter Light, Drink In The Packets on the Cheap, Do It Yourself.

    Event runs from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, my presentations is from 7:15pm to 8:15pm. I may have a little swag with me, but no swagger.
    MassBay Community College
    50 Oakland St
    Wellesley, MA 02481

     

    JUL 13 2017

    Keynote Speaker.

    vBrisket-logo

    vBrisket Pittsburgh - Registration

    • 2017 vBrisket Summer Meatup
      Xeon D Live Demo with a side of vSAN storage tech

    Insurrection Ale Works
    1635 E Railroad Street, Heidelberg, PA 15106

    See Grist House Craft Brewery on Yelp, and listen to vBrisket Prime Cuts Podcast.
     

    JUL 20 2017

    Presenter at Whalley Computer Associates breakout session on vSAN.

    VMUG-logo

    VTUG Summer Slam 2017 - Registration
    Westbrook Performing Arts Center
    471 Stroudwater St
    Westbrook, ME 04092

     

    AUG 29 2017

    Here's the session description that was just posted on the VMworld Gatherings page:

    Virtualization Hardware Discussion Zone - VMworld 2017 US

    featuring Paul Braren from TinkerTry IT@ home

    If you’ve ever visited the TinkerTry.com blog for home virtualization lab enthusiasts, come by and meet the Founder! Paul will even have one of his compact Xeon D servers with him, running vSphere 6.5 Update 1. He’ll surely enjoy nerding out with you over the latest hardware and software advances, including M.2 NVMe gumstick SSDs, and the fastest-storage-in-the-world Intel Optane/3D XPoint! Feel free to also ask Paul about vSAN 6.6.1, VMUG Advantage EVALExperience license keys, and which 10GbE networking and routing equipment he uses.
    Paul Braren @paulbraren has been blogging about a variety of virtualization topics for over 6 years, has been a vExpert since 2014, and recently joined VMware as a Software Defined Storage Systems Engineer.

    I can't tell you how exciting it is to talk about enterprise storage with VMware customers who are also quite interested in a change. Wait, I can tell you! Stop by and introduce yourself, and tell me about your datacenter challenges, we can talk about the wonders of the latest vSAN 6.6.1, running on whatever x86 server brand of vSAN ReadyNodes you prefer. Or we can just talk about all-things-vSpherey, like how easy the latest VCSA 6.5 Update 1 is to deploy and update, including the built in VUM that now handles vSAN too. But please be sure to stop by when I'm actually at the VMware booths. Here's my schedule, all at Mandalay Bay:

    • SUN AUG 27 01:00pm-03:00pm - PEX (Partner Exchange) - Assessment Lounge
    • MON AUG 28 03:00pm-05:00pm - PEX (Partner Exchange) - Assessment Lounge
    • TUE AUG 29 11:00am-02:00pm - TinkerTry demo at Blogger Area of VMTN VMvillage
    • TUE AUG 29 02:30pm-06:00pm - VMworld HCI ZONE
    • WED AUG 30 01:30pm-05:00pm - VMworld HCI ZONE

    SEP 19 2017

    Break-out Presenter & VMware booth.

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    New York/New Jersey VMUG UserCon - Jersey City NJ - Registration

    • TUE SEP 19 9:15am-10:45am - VMware Hands On SociaLab: vSAN v6.6 HOL-1808-01-HCI
      by Paul Braren in Harborside II, and at the VMware booth from 11:30am-1:30pm

    Hyatt Regency Jersey City
    2 Exchange Place
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

     

    OCT 05 2017

    White-board Session Presenter and VMware booth.

    SociaLab-with-vmware-and-intel-sponsored-by-logos

    Upstate New York VMUG UserCon - Registration

    • TUE SEP 19 11:15am-11:55am - What’s New with vSAN 6.6 & Day 2 Operations
      by Paul Braren in Regency B, and 1:30pm-3pm at the VMware booth

    Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel
    2 Fountain Plaza
    Buffalo, NY 14202

     

    OCT 11 2017

    Keynote Speaker.

    AmherstSec-logo

    Amherst Security Group (AmherstSec) - Registration
    TinkerTry’d Intel Xeon D Home Datacenter - powerful, efficient, and compact, featuring 10GbE networking and a very fast and economical router.
    Paragus Strategic IT
    112 Russell St
    Hadley, MA 01035

    Paul is an IT Professional with a background in x86 servers, currently working at VMware as a Systems Engineer. He’s also a VMware VCP and vExpert, Veeam Vanguard, and Founder of TinkerTry.com, “Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.”
     

    4Q2017

    Keynote Speaker - Tentative.

    CT-VMUG

    VMUG Hartford - Registration
     
     
     
    Future tentative/unconfirmed plans may also show here, stay tuned! Most event announcement and schedule changes also tweeted from @paulbraren.