Think of VMUG USERCON as a VMUG meeting on steroids

A user group with hands-on demonstrations and exhibits, along with in-depth technical sessions. Sounds good to me! When I take the time, and expense, to travel, I tend to be much more fond of seeing techies actually do stuff when I arrive, rather than salesy slide deck presentations. See also:

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by Robert Borges, frequent VTUG attendee

Too bad the locations chosen for the first few months aren't anywhere near, despite my proximity to New York and Boston. So if you get to one of these before my May 21 2015 Connecticut event , please us know how it goes, by commenting below this article.

Here's the email that the VMware VMUG organization sent out today:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: VMUG will host over 40 UserCons this year. Don?t miss your chance to experience what?s new. Event dates and locations are listed here.

The User Conference experience you know and love now has a fresh look- VMUG UserCon! Experience these must-attend events to stay ahead on the latest technology trends and products, and discuss effective solutions with your peers!

For the User, By the User

VMUG was created by VMware users for VMware users, and VMUG UserCons are no different. The content is selected by users with you in mind!VMUG UserCons bring together a community of VMware users, both locally and globally, where users can learn from VMware employees, a broad base of VMware partners, and most importantly, each other. Whether you spend the day swapping insights, sharing tips, or learning about the latest technology, VMUG UserCon is your direct connection to the VMUG support system that helps you enhance your skills and further your career.

Enhanced Experience, Refreshed Look!

VMUG UserCon is more than just a new logo. The events will also have these added features:

  • Demo Zones at select events will provide an opportunity for short product demonstrations, or real-life case studies from users just like you.
  • Identified Educational Tracks to help you better plan your day, provide more diversified content, and allow you to focus on your areas of interest. Tracks include:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: VMUG will host over 40 UserCons this year. Don’t miss your chance to experience what’s new. Event dates and locations are listed here.

We can’t wait to see you at the next VMUG UserCon!

-VMUG UserCon Team