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Odyssey into Asia Pacific vForums – Week 1

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  Straight after VMworld Barcelona, the excitement of Odyssey continued at the vForums in APAC (Asia Pacific). What are vForums? VMware vForum’s are smaller sized replications of VMworld that are held in major cities around the world. At vForums, attendees can meet face to face with VMware product experts and learn more about navigating through Read more...

The (VMware) Odyssey Continues – all the way to Barcelona, Spain

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This past November, we successfully launched our second VMware Odyssey Tournament, sponsored by Intel. Similar to VMworld 2019 US, we offered this new program in three different modes: Game Mode: Individual VMworld attendees could drop by the stage and take one of three Odyssey labs during non-competition hours. For game mode, we partnered with the Read more...

We Have Lift Off: Version 2 of vSAN Beginner Odyssey Game

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We just made updates to the HOL-2008-04-ODY – vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab based on user feedback. Version 2 of the VMware vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab is now live! Congratulations to Anthony Laurente, Jonas Weber, and Danilo Coppola on ranking at the top of our global vSAN version 1 leaderboard! Keep an eye out for our Read more...

How to use VMware Odyssey for your next Event

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As VMware Odyssey grows, we are continually learning better ways to run the program. Here are our latest tips, tricks, and best practices to have a VMware Odyssey ‘Hackathon’ at your next team meeting or partner event: Prep Work: Step 1: Take an Odyssey Lab. Learn the key differences between a Hands-on Labs and VMware Read more...

Introducing the Command Center Wall – VMworld US 2019

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  VMworld 2019 was another record-breaking year for the Hands-on Labs team. A total of 14,434 labs were delivered across 5 different clouds, which is an equivalent to 127,523 virtual machines, 17,535 NSX Networks and a staggering 9,455,776 GBs of storage! Every year, we deliver labs at a massive scale and customers often wonder – Read more...

Our Very First Odyssey Hackathon – Congratulations to the EA Team!

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Our NEW VMware Odyssey, gamification of Hands-on Labs, hosted its very first Hackathon at the Electronic Arts Summit on September 18th, 2019. We took an odyssey ALL the way to Vancouver, Canada at the EA Vancouver Studio to challenge the participants on our VMware portfolio. Before kicking off the Hackathon, we had teams of three Read more...

VMware Odyssey @VMworld 2019 US – The Start Of A New Journey

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What a week! VMware Odyssey, sponsored by Intel, was a HUGE success. Contestants and viewers gathered around the Odyssey stage to witness the first official launch of the program at VMworld 2019 US. RECAP – What is VMware Odyssey? VMware Odyssey, sponsored by Intel, is the gamification of Hands-on Labs, designed to engage, challenge, and Read more...