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Hosts
Alex Maier, @vmwarecommunity

Guests
Lauren Thelen, VMware
Jim Senicka, VMware 
Chris Colotti, VMware @ccolotti
Jason Boche, Dell Compellent @jasonboche

Link to Audio Recording
Becoming a VMworld Speaker

Virtualization News (VMTN Blog)
SlideRocket has announced that it now works with Google Drive
My VMware service has launched April 14 – Very successful first week!
My VMware webinar – learn about the new features and functionality
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VMworld 2012 – call for papers

150 papers submitted to date – great start!

Four main tracks – InfrastructureOperationsApplicationsEnd-user computing

We are looking for strong customers stories

If selected as a speaker – Free pass to VMworld!

Success factors for being chosen as a speaker at VMworld 

  • Pick a good topic
  • Develop a good abstract
  • Provide a great presentation outline 
  • Provide compelling take-aways

Sessions count is not increasing this year – provide you flexibility with your schedule

People attend 6-8 sessions on average

Did you know – VMware team can makes changes on the fly to accommodate popular sessions!

Largest session ever – 1000 people – vSphere 5.0 update

Knowledge experts program is ON this year

The VMworld is going to be the best party to date!

For first time speakers – VMware works to pair up speakers

Good practice for presentations - Present at your local VMUG