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Top 5 places to eat, hang out during VMworld/Tech Exchange for developers.


Just wanted to share with you my list of places to eat, have coffee or a meaningful cocktail. Try them out, let me know if you agree and thanks for attending our event.


#1 Thanh Long Restaurant. This place has been around for years and I just recently visited. Corey R. recommended it and I promise next time I am there I will bring him a box of Garlic Noodles. The place is known for its Pepper Crab and Garlic noodles. Make a reservation as the place is always full. A great thing to do after an early dinner and if weather permits is to walk to the beach and watch the sunset.

4101 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122-1124

(415) 665-1146



#2 Burma SuperStar. Not enough good things can be said about this fine establishment. My favorites are the Tea leaf salad, Walnut Shrimp and the Garlic Noodles. The place fills up fast and they won’t do reservations. I usually wait in line before the restaurant opens for a spot. The place is not ideal for large groups of 6 or more. You might also try their sister restaurant if the wait is too long, B Star is right up the street and has the same menu type. This neighborhood also has some pretty good bars where you can wait until your name is called (they will call your cell phone). My favorite bar is the Plough and Stars this is where we took our friend Luc D. As an interesting note this is one of the neighborhoods I lived in when I first came to San Francisco. It was much different then.

309 Clement St
(between 4th Ave & 5th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2147



#3 Slanted Door. This place is a standard, and works great for entertaining customers / partners. They also have a take out menu if you are in a hurry. My favorites are the Shaken Beef and always the Spring Rolls. I used to visit Slanted Door more when they were up and coming in the Mission. Now I almost feel like I have to wear a suit and tie to attend. Either way this is always a good place to visit. They do take reservations so book early.

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111




#4 Balompie Café #3  – Salvadorian Food This is where local Salvadorians go for pupusas. The menu is great, and best of all they have Sierra Nevada on Tap. A pupusa is kind of like a thick corn tortilla stuffed with Cheese, chicken, or beans. It’s a latin thing, and very good for you. I really like this place, the people are nice, parking is a bit dodgy but the menu makes up for it. Please note this is a very casual meeting place, not really a business meeting type of setting. What not to wear when visiting here ? Don’t wear your business suit, wear casual clothes and good running shoes in case you might need to make a run for it.

3801 Mission St., San Francisco CA94110 37.735883 -122.424184  (At Richland Ave)




#5 Café Greco in North Beach. This Café is (almost) walking distance from Moscone and  worth the walk if you are looking for a decent cup of coffee and great atmosphere this is the place. Ask for Don Carlito from Guatemala and be sure to tell them “Pablito” sent you (that is what my mom calls me so don’t laugh)


423 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133-3901

(415) 397-6261



There are thousands of other great restaurants that I still have not tried so please let us know which is your favorite so we can share with the rest of our visitors.

Enjoy our event and thanks for visiting this fine city. I do ask one favor please don’t call it Frisco it will make you sound like a tourist 😉

Best Regards,

Pablo Roesch

Top 5 reasons why you should attend Technology Exchange for Developers @VMworld2010

Here are the top 5 reasons why your boss needs to send you
to our event.

1. vSphere 4.1 APIs has some significant improvements, specifically around the Property Collector and AD authentication. We will have sessions to update you on what has changed, provide best practices when using them and hear from our engineers who have hands on experience working with our APIs.  See our latest sessions added

2. Access to our engineers – ever have a question that you
needed some guidance on but just never got the answer you needed ? Our
engineers will be not only presenting but there will be plenty of opportunities
for questions and answers.

3. Learn about what VMware is doing from an Application
Infrastructure perspective, the latest technology from newly acquired
organizations, including Zimbra, RabbitMQ, Gemstone – all will be here, great opportunity to invite the Application infrastructure guys. 

4. Labs and more labs. We will have Labs on the following
topics vSphere PowerCLI, vSphere Web Services SDK for Java, and for C#, and
vCloud APIs covering our latest SDKs.

5. Cool giveaways, Free Software, Chance to win an iPad,
and a very nice Bag, and a very nice Polo shirt – We have certainly upscale
here since our last event.

Take a look at what Ravi and Adam have to say…

The bottom line:

This event is dedicated to developers building solutions for
the VMware platform. This is a key event that you need to attend to learn about
where we are going and learn about the latest APIs introduced with the newly
released vSphere 4.1 APIs.

Hope to see you there.


Pablo Roesch

vSphere SDKs / CLIs Product Marketing

PS. Can you spot the typo in the video ? Be the first and I will gladly buy you a beer at the event.


Developer Days @ VMworld 2010


We are happy to announce that we will be having our Developer Day @VMworld 2010. We are still working details and content but wanted to make sure this was on your radar. Event will run in parallel with VMworld at Moscone Center, there will be a moderate additional fee for event. Event can also be purchased as a standalone. More details to follow.

We plan on having two tracks, plus a track dedicated to the VMware Road Maps for TAP Members.

1st Track will be dedicated to all things vSphere APIs (Private Cloud APIs), we have some exciting developments in this area but that is all I am going to say.

2nd Track will be dedicated to our Application Developers, Cloud Developers. We plan to have great session from SpringSource, Gemfire, Zimbra, RabbitMQ and the vCloud APIs.

But enough text from me, hear what Ravi S. has to say. Hope to see you there.


Pablo Roesch