John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick
GS-Gurusimran Khalsa, VMware @gurusimran
Julie (the intern)
Nathan Raper, @nateraper
Matt Turnquist, @vcloudmatt
Brian Knudtson, @bknudtson
James Bowling, @vSential
Jason Langer, @jaslanger
DaVE (James Charter), @DavesRant
Jason Nash, @TheJasonNash
Brad Christian, @BChristian21
Inside Scoop: Two New VMware Press Products Coming Early 2014!
VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service to Help Healthcare Customers Meet HIPAA Security Requirements
Around the Community
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center
Link to Audio Recording
[New Podcast] VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service
Nordic VMUG User Conference
Swedish VMUG Meeting
Virtual SAN Public Beta
Meet the VMware Certified Design Experts
VMware – The Software-Defined Data Center
Follow VMware SDDC on Twitter
#FeedForward – Mentoring VMUG Presenters…[ Mike Laverick]
Infrastructure resilience, fast VM restart, and Google Compute Engine
Allow me to introduce you to vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5
vCloud Hybrid Service
Blog URL: http://www.techdecode.com
Twitter handle: @nelmedia
Current employer: nGenx Corp.
How did you get into IT?
In 1986, as an office helper, I was given the task of installing Novell Netware 286 on a new server that was connected via Arcnet to IBM XT machines with 256MB of RAM, 10MB hard drives, 5.25 floppy drives, and weighed 30 pounds. That was my trial-by-fire intro to the world of I.T. I never looked back.
How did you get into working with VMware and becoming a 2013 vExpert?
I started with VMware with GSX when it first came out publicly. My co-worker and I attended a VMware seminar and they gave out the disks for GSX when you left. It was really awesome at the time. Fast-forward to today, after several stints as a VMware and Citrix Admin and Consultant, I am now a Co-Leader of the Wisconsin VMUG and a virtualization evangelist to whoever will listen.
What would you tell someone who wanted to get a job like yours to do?
Open your mind and always think outside the box. Keep up with what is going on and take the lead when you have the gut feel that something is a good solution. Be passionate, be humble, be a mentor, and be hungry for knowledge.