VMware Hands-on Labs

VMworld Hands-on Labs 2018 – What You Need to Know


The Hands-on Labs team has been working hard to make sure your experience this year at VMworld is the best! We’ve created a list of things you need to know about before you pack your bags for Las Vegas.

Find Labs That Fit Your Schedule

Take as many labs as you like, as many times as you want. The Hands-on Labs are flexible to fit your schedule. Here are of few options available at VMworld:

  • Self-Paced Labs: Interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Labs are delivered in a first-come, first-served fashion and do not need to be scheduled in advance.
  • Expert-Led Workshops:  Access to VMware product experts in an engaging, instructional environment in English, Japanese, Spanish or Portuguese. To attend an expert-led workshop, you must sign up in advance through the VMworld 2018 Content Catalog. 
  • Hands-on Labs Tours: 30-minute behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run our Hands-on Labs. Get to meet lab creators and engineers running our multiple clouds. Make sure to book your tour at the HOL Tours Check-in desk.

What’s New?

Discover the new things that will be happening this year at VMworld Hands-on Labs.

  • Augmented Reality Content Wall: On-site iPad will be available to use and bring the Hands-on Labs Content Wall to life uncovering, more lab details.
  • Hands-on Labs Connect: The nerve center of the Hands-on Labs room, stop by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) area to take a lab on your own devices and interact with the new touchscreen Command Center Wall.

What about Prizes?

Don’t worry we got you covered and this year we are making it more interactive than ever! Here are a few ways to qualify to win.

  • Hands-on Labs Lightning Labs: Are short, concentrated modules that are designed to maximize your time. In as little as 15 minutes you can learn something new, in the last two hours of each day to increase your chances of winning an Oculus Go 3D VR Headset.
  • The CloudCred, Hands-On Labs Great Labs Game: Score your CloudCred points for EVERY lab and workshop. Follow the QR code at the end of your lab or session for CloudCred points to BIG PRIZES!!
  • Code Coin: Earn 25 Code Coins for up to four labs taken, and 50 additional Coins by completing select CloudCred tasks. Code Coins can be spent on lattes & more in the VMTN Communities Lounge

Check out The CloudCred blog post for more details.

We look forward to seeing you at VMworld 2018.



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