Thank you to the vExpert community for coming out to join us for our annual vExpert Party at VMworld U.S.
Each year we host the vExperts at a private event to provide a night of fun and entertainment. For this party we had food trucks, dessert truck, drinks, quarters, food & fire entertainment as well as great conversations and networking.
We held the event at the famous Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame featured on the History Channel. Each year we select a location for the event and this year we were approached by Carolynn Santos from VMware with the idea for Pinball and we instantly said YES, book it!
The Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame donates .90 on the dollar to local charities to help fight MS, Lupus and many other diseases. We were very proud this year knowing that all of the dollars we spent last night went to charity.
Some photos of the vExpert Party at VMworld U.S. in Las Vegas.
Nine Year vExperts!
The vExpert program has been around for 9 years and approaching our 10 year anniversary. I wanted to honor some of the 9 year vExperts and say THANK YOU! Thank you for your dedication to community and helping others. There are a couple that aren’t represented here that we will honor at the 10 year. Edward @texiwill, thank you for pulling everyone together for the photo.
Now this is dedication, Christopher Kusek @cxi, he will do anything to get the right shot!
vExpert Swag Bags
Thank you Gina Minks @gminks and the vSphere team for putting these together and all of your hard work. The vExpert swag bags were excellent and were a huge hit at the show. vExperts, please be sure to thank @gminks for the vExpert Swag Bags.
Swag Bag included:
- Battery pack
- Phone cable
- Water bottle
- Branded vExpert bag
NSX Community Leader Summit
Thank you to the vExpert NSX Community as well as the NSBU at VMware for putting together this amazing event for NSX Community leaders. Chris McCain @hcmccain kicked things off in the evening and leads our VMware NSX Ninja Program.
Here was the agenda for the evening:
- Welcome & Opening with Chris McCain, 30 minutes
- NSX Everywhere / Modern Apps with Pere Monoclus & Milin Desai, 30 minutes
- NSX for On-Prem, Cloud Native Apps and Clouds “Quick Dive” with Andrew Voltmer, 30 minutes
- Break, 30 minutes
- App Defense / Security with Chris Corde & Vijay Ganti, 30 minutes
- AMA vExpert with Wade Holmes, Paul Mancuso, Suresh Thiru, Brian Lazear, 30 Minutes
- Closing with Jeff Jennings, 15 minutes
- Meet & Greet 30 minutes
- NSX Summit Closing
vExperts, thank you again for such a great show and for allowing me to be part of this amazing community!
Corey Romero & the VMware Social & Community Team