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Chance to win VMworld Passes – Show us where you take labs – Defy Convention









We are kicking off a really fun contest with the goal to show how easy and fun it is to take labs anywhere and anytime.

What do you have to do to win?

Simply upload a photo of you and or your team / friends taking labs in unconventional places – that is it.

Winner Criteria

This contest is very much about defying standard convention  – which just so happens to be the theme for VMworld 2013 so we open it up to your creativity.

Here are some guidelines

  • Some random ideas of what we are looking for…  Take a picture of you at the top of mountain taking a lab, at your favorite spa taking a lab, on your train ride home taking a lab, studying for VCP exam with your friends – on an airplane taking a lab, at your favorite coffee shop taking a lab…. Also be sure to let us see the HOL Portal in the photo.
  • Creative:  We are looking for creative ways you take labs that can be photographed and presented to a public audience – (this means keep the pictures tasteful and rated G)
  • Usefulness: If you have a great tip to share with our community – this is the place to do it and express it in a photo – please be sure to include a caption or description of what is going on in the photo

How to participate

Take a photo of you and your teams / friends taking labs – and post them on twitter @VMwarehol or your favorite social media site. Be sure to respond to this post with your submissions.

Dont forget to add some context / description of what we are looking at – sometimes a picture does not tell the whole story.

Winners Announcements

Winners will be announced on the HOL Blog  http://blogs.vmware.com/hol

  •  July 1st – 2 Winners
  • August 1st – 2 Winners

Contest Rules

This is simply a fun raffle contest and we are trying to keep things open and easy. Please use good judgment when publishing your photos as we would like to highlight you in our blog. Remember your co-workers, family and friends will see this so keep it clean.  The winners will receive a full conference pass for VMworld US – so this does NOT include Travel and Expenses.

Who can enter?

We prefer to keep our contest open to VMware Customers and Partners and community members.

Questions / Comments

Send a note to our helpful alias hands-on-lab-beta <at> vmware dot com


16 thoughts on “Chance to win VMworld Passes – Show us where you take labs – Defy Convention

  1. places

    I am going to participate on this, for sure!

  2. slim

    excuse my stupid question but what does it mean take a lab?

    1. Pablo

      Its simple just take a photo of you taking labs in strange and unusual places – for registration info: hol.vmware.com

      Some examples https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.592895170743125.1073741834.485878078111502&type=3

  3. Mike Munoz

    I ran a VMware Hands on Lab while at Cisco Live in their Hands on Lab! Posted on twitter @prorouting

  4. Jay Moore

    @slim go here hol.vmware.com and sign up for a new account! It’s easy to do and free. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

  5. Jay Moore

    This was actually kind of fun. @VMwareHOL Just hanging out at the pool….taking lab HOL-OPS-01. pic.twitter.com/whvCK7fcNC

    1. Pablo

      sounds cool ! cant see the pix – can you unlock 😉

  6. Matt

    Looking for a quiet place at work to complete a hands on lab…I doubt anyone will find me in the police booking room: http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y454/contest2013/Booking_Room-HOL_zpseb03cd1b.jpg

    Unfortunately the guy in the little room with the bars on the door was too distracting, so I had to find somewhere else. I know…how about one of our mobile offices: http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y454/contest2013/Police_Car-HOL_zps30cac2bb.jpg

    I would say both of these places defy convention, though I don’t recommend either one unless you actually work for the police department.

    1. Pablo Roesch Post author

      this is too funny ! thanks !

  7. Jay Weinshenker

    Here’s my entry – https://twitter.com/aus_effendi/status/350979403712454656/photo/1

    Even if it only gets me one raffle entry, I hope to take a few more pics – I’ve got some cool ideas (and plenty of free time this weekend)

  8. Dunc James

    Hottest day of the year? Chillin’ out with an Ice Cream using @VMwareHOL from an #icecreamvan pic.twitter.com/D1KaEn8W98

  9. Kirk Shaffer

    Here is my entry:

    Who says men aren’t good multitaskers?


  10. Mike Compton

    Here I am at the Dentist enjoying VMware HOL


  11. Pablo

    At the Dentist – love it !

  12. Frank

    When are the winners going to be announced? I thought that it was supposed to be announced yesterday.

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