7 — 10 November 2022 | Barcelona, Spain

It was another beautiful sunny day in Barcelona, and we’re glad to see so much exploration taking place.

Day 2 is over and you crushed it. We packed in 5 solution keynotes, 101 breakout sessions, 3 VMware {code} theater sessions, 34 meet the expert roundtables, 6 Design with Us interactive sessions. Oh, and we threw in a few hands-on labs and certification opportunities for you as well.

Looking Back on Tuesday (Day 1

Explorers from every corner of the globe kicked off their VMware Explore experience at the welcome reception in The Expo on Tuesday night. Getting their first look at more than 60 exhibitors on the show floor, attendees were able to network with peers in a fun and engaging atmosphere. New swag along with delicious appetizers and drinks was a definite bonus for all. 

It’s difficult to think we could top the events of Day 1 after that enlightening general session, the packed welcome reception, and all those solution keynotes, but we shall endeavor to try because there’s still more fun to be had! Have you visited the McLaren activations yet?

Today: Wednesday (Day 2)

McLaren and VMware Partnership

Where? Show Car: Hall 6.0 — 7.0 Foyer | Simulators: Hall 7.0 | Racing Game: Hall 7.0, Stand #315 

See the McLaren and VMware partnership brought to life through the McLaren F1 Simulators, show car display, and more in VMware Stand #315 in The Expo.  

Ever dreamed of driving an F1 race car? While the F1 Simulators are wildly popular, they aren’t the only place where you can flex those driving muscles. VMware Stand #315 also has a chance for you to show out those skills on the track, in its digital racing game. 1st place winner from each day of the event will win the prize: a F1 race car LEGO set! 

Race to the finish line to be the first to innovate faster in a Multi-Cloud World.

On Tuesday evening, 8 November, we featured a fireside chat between Ed Green, McLaren Racing’s Head of Commercial Technology, and VMware CMO, Laura Heisman in the VMware Stand.  

While you’re at it, be sure to check out some great theater and demo content that will be coming out of VMware Stand #315. 

Check Out Something New This Week 

  • Meet the Experts in Hall 8.0
    • Meet the Experts Roundtables are 30-minute scheduled roundtables that allow a small group of attendees to interact directly with VMware subject matter experts who have deep, hands-on experience working with VMware customers every day.  
      • Hours of Operation: Monday 13:00 – 17:00 | Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00 | Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00 | Thursday 09:00 – 15:00    
  • Visit the Expert Bar in Hall 8.0
    • This is your opportunity to have a 1:1 discussion with a product engineer and get all your questions answered. No appointment needed.    
      • Hours of Operation: Tuesday 10:30 – 17:30 | Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00 | Thursday 09:00 – 15:00 
  • Customer Experience and Success Theater in Hall 8.0
    • The Customer Experience and Success Theater is a place for customers to participate in hourly presentations and engage with hands-on experts from VMware Professional Services, Global Support, Learning, and Customer Success.  
      • Hours of Operation: Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00 | Wednesday 9:00 – 18:00 | Thursday 09:00 – 16:00 
  • VMware Communities and {code} in Hall 8.0 
    • The VMware Communities space is a gathering place for VMware customers, partners and others who are passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching their IT peers. Bloggers, vExperts, VMware{code} coaches all congregate here. It’s a great place to learn how to be an influencer and to meet others who can help you share your content.  Now offering: vBrownbag Sessions, VMware {code} Power Sessions, Blogger Tables and the ever popular Sticker Wall!
      • Hours of Operation: Monday 13:00 – 17:00 | Tuesday 10:45 – 17:30 | Wednesday 09:00 – 18:00 | Thursday 09:00 – 16:00 

Happening Tonight!

Hall Crawl 

When and where? The Expo, Hall 7.0 | 17:00 – 19:00 CET 

  • The hall crawl gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the VMware ecosystem, sponsors and exhibitors in The Expo. Participate in giveaways, get in-depth product information, pick up some swag, and socialize while enjoying snacks and drinks at the sponsor stands. Come out to The Expo and show our sponsors some love as a warm-up to The Party. 

The Party  

When and where? Hall 6.0 | 19:00 – 21:00 CET 

Save some energy for the evening, because we’ve got a very special entertainment line-up ready to rock the night. Don’t miss The Party. Fabulous food and incredible music with Simple Minds. Be sure to share all those memorable photos with #VMwareExploreParty on social media. 

  • Pro-Tips: Bring your VMware Explore badge as it is required for entry. We suggest leaving your bags behind in your room or at Coat and Bag Drop in Hall 8.0 Foyer.  

Shuttles: The Party Shuttles from Fira Gran Via to Central Barcelona will run on Wednesday, 9 November from 19:30 – 21:45 CET.  

  • Shuttles are available to take you back to central Barcelona after The Party and will be running approximately every 30 minutes
  • Departs:
    • Leaving from the Fira Gran Via outside Hall 8.0 on Carrer de l’Alumini
  • Drop-off at two central locations: 
    1. Plaça d’Espanya <—Nearby metro station: Espanya 
    2. Barceloneta (Passeig de Colom, 1) <— Nearby metro stations: Jaume 1 and Barceloneta  

Take Your Surveys

Provide feedback on the sessions you’ve attended to help us improve! Complete our event survey on the VMware Explore 2022 Mobile App every day of the event to be entered to win a cool VMware Hat. We randomly select 10 lucky winners every day. Winners will be contacted by email. 

The event is not over yet folks, come back tomorrow for Day 3, the epic finale to VMware Explore 2022 Europe. 

Connect with us on Social Media 

Use our official event hashtags. Post and discover all that’s happening at VMware Explore. Start sharing your excitement and get connected.  

Use these hashtags in your Twitter and Instagram posts: 

#VMwareExplore – main conference hashtag 

#VMwareExploreHOL – Hands-on Labs hashtag 

#VMwareExplore3word – 3-word Game hashtag 

#VMwareExploreSelfie – share a selfie or group pic hashtag 

#VMwareExploreParty – The Party hashtag 

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