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VMworld 2016 Europe Video Roundup

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After a great week in Barcelona, many videos are now available on our VMworld TV YouTube channel to help digest the news, announcements, sessions, interviews, demos and highlights. Here is a quick roundup to watch below.

General Sessions / Keynotes

VMworld TV Crew Highlights

Watch our VMworld 2016 Europe playlist on YouTube for video interviews, demos and highlights by the VMworld TV Crew during the week in Barcelona.

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Breakout Sessions

Visit VMworld.com Sessions and login to view the full set of VMworld 2016 session recordings, or archives from previous years. Watch our VMworld 2016 Sessions playlist on YouTube for many of the sessions from both the U.S. and Europe (more will be uploaded over time).

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Community Tech Talks, hosted by vBrownBag

Watch our VMworld 2016 Tech Talks playlist for technical presentations and demos from our VMworld community of vExperts, bloggers, customers and partners.

#VMworld 2016 Europe Social Media & Community

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VMworld community and social media activity is surging as we head towards VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona. Here are resources on vmworld.com to prep for the conference:

Hashtags

  • #vmworld (official hashtag)
  • #vmworldHOL (Hands-on Labs)
  • #vmworld3word (3-word social posts)
  • #vmworldselfie (selfie photos)
  • #vmwarePEX (Partner Exchange)

Onsite Offerings
If attending VMworld 2016 Europe this year, please plan to spend time at the Social Media & Community area within the VMvillage this year. Here are some of the onsite offerings:

Social Channels & Communities
Follow all our VMworld Social Channels as we share VMworld updates and visual highlights.  Be sure to follow and browse the multiple VMware social media channels and VMTN communities for additional news, updates and engagement with the VMware community.

Social Media Stream
Watch our real-time social media stream, aggregating Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates from our VMworld community. This social stream will also be displayed on big screens in the Hang Space in the VMvillage.

Video & Photos
LIVE video is a big part of the experience and we encourage all attendees to share their experiences with Facebook and Periscope LIVE video, or sharing Instagram, Vine or YouTube recordings. Photos are also a great way to share VMworld highlights across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Add the #vmworld hashtag to be included in our social media stream.

Mobile App
Download the VMworld 2016 Europe mobile app from the iOS and Android app stores.  Find “Social Media & Community” and take advantage of the in-app social stream and key resources. There is also a separate area for Attendee networking to discover and connect with other attendees by names, roles or interests/topics.

We look forward to seeing everyone this year at VMworld 2016 in Barcelona!

VMworld 2016 Video Roundup

After a successful busy week in Las Vegas, many videos are now available to help digest the news, announcements, sessions, interviews, demos and highlights. Here is a quick roundup of videos to browse below.  Bookmark and revisit our VMworld TV YouTube channel as more videos are added in coming weeks, heading into VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona!

VMworld 2016 General Sessions

Conference Highlights

Watch our YouTube playlist of conference highlights below (use the playlist icon to scroll thru videos), or visit our VMworld 2016 theCUBE playlist directly.

Breakout Sessions

Visit the vmworld.com Sessions page and login to view the full set of VMworld 2016 session recordings, or archives from previous years.

Watch our partial YouTube playlist of session videos below (use the playlist icon to scroll thru videos), or visit our VMworld 2016 Sessions playlist directly. (Partial list only for now. Additional sessions to be uploaded soon.)

theCUBE Interviews

Watch our YouTube playlist of interviews by theCUBE below (use the playlist icon to scroll thru videos), or visit our VMworld 2016 theCUBE playlist directly.

Community Tech Talks

Watch our YouTube playlist of vBrownBag Community Tech Talks below (use the playlist icon to scroll thru videos), or visit our VMworld 2016 Tech Talks playlist directly.

vBrownBag Opening Acts

Watch our YouTube playlist of vBrownBag Opening Acts below (use the playlist icon to scroll thru videos), or visit our VMworld 2016 Tech Talks playlist directly.

Looking forward to VMworld 2016 Europe in Barcelona as our team and our VMworld Community creates more video coverage to share online!

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VMworld 2016 Schedule Roundup

Most attendees are furiously building schedules for the week of VMworld 2016 U.S. Many have completely full schedules, some have gaps to fill, and some never book their time to remain flexible.  We all know about Schedule Builder for breakout sessions.  But what other schedules exist out there?  Here is that list of essential or “extra” schedules to plug into your week. Check back, as we will add more “extra” schedules of interest that may help. If you know of other public VMworld 2016 schedules, please add them to the Comments for this blog.

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#VMworld 2016 Social Media & Community

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Social Media is already buzzing heading into VMworld 2016. The VMworld Community is growing each year with new conference attendees, alumni and worldwide participants. Here are the Social Media & Community offerings available on vmworld.com:

Hashtags

  • #vmworld (official hashtag)
  • #vmworldHOL (Hands-on Labs)
  • #vmworld3word (3-word social posts)
  • #vmworldselfie (selfie photos)
  • #vmwarePEX (Partner Exchange)

Social Channels & Communities
Follow all our VMworld Social Channels as we share VMworld updates and visual highlights across channels such as Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube.  Be sure to follow and browse the multiple VMware social media channels and VMTN communities for additional news, updates and engagement with the VMware community.

Social Media Stream
Watch our real-time online social media stream, aggregating Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates from our VMworld community. This social stream will also be displayed on big screens in the Hang Space in the VMvillage this year.

LIVE Video & Recordings
LIVE video is a big part of the experience this year and we encourage all attendees to share their experiences with live video apps such as Facebook and Periscope on Twitter, adding using the #vmworld hashtag. Watch our LIVE video & recordings on vmworld.com.

Photos
Photos are a great way to share VMworld highlights on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the #vmworld hashtag. If you use Snapchat, follow @vmworld and add your Snaps to our VMworld 2016 live story.

Mobile App
Download the VMworld 2016 mobile app, now live in iOS and Android app stores.  Within the app, be sure to find “Social Media & Community” and take advantage of the in-app social stream and key resources. Don’t forget to share your own #vmworldselfie pic with the community!

Onsite Offerings
If attending VMworld 2016 this year, please plan to spend time at the Social Media & Community area within the VMvillage this year. Here are some of the onsite offerings:

And the crowd favorite VMworld Gatherings & Parties!

We look forward to seeing everyone this year at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas and/or Barcelona!

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Social Media and Community at #VMworld 2015 Europe

VMworld 205 EuropeVMworld 2015 now travels to Barcelona, Spain for a week packed with announcements, education, networking and technology. Be sure you are connected with VMworld social media and community, for on-site and online offerings.

Social Media & Community On-site:

  • Social Media & Community Offerings (VMware Booth)
  • #VMworldSelfie photos w/ free selfie stick (VMware Booth)
  • Community Theater LIVE Tech Talks by #vBrownBag (Hang Space)
  • Community Theater DevOps Presentations (Hang Space)
  • Community Tables for Bloggers, vExperts and DevOps (Hang Space)
  • Big Screens for Social Media Streams & Event Info (Hang Space)
  • VMworld TV YouTube video highlights and interviews (across venue)
  • VMware photo booth for #VMwareSnaps (Hang Space)
  • CloudCred Rewards for Hands-on Labs (HOL, Hall 7)
  • Destination #vGiveBack Photo Mosaic for Charity (Hall 7 and 8)

Online Resources:

VMworld Hashtags:
Official hashtag: #vmworld (without the year)

  • #sessionID – insert sessionID from a breakout session for a unique hashtag
  • #vmworld3word – share you best 3-word tweet for fun during the show
  • #vmworldselfie – share a selfie (come by the VMware booth for a selfie stick)
  • #vmworldHOL – share conversations and highlights from Hands-on Labs
  • #vmwDevOps – share conversations and highlights from DevOps @ VMworld
  • #evorailchallenge – VMware EVO:RAIL Challenge at the Hang Space
  • #vGiveBack – Share a photo on social media to contribute to our charity causes

VMworld 2015 Europe Mobile App

Download the mobile app for iOS or Android devices: http://vmw.re/mobileapp.

VMworld Social Media Channels:
View our quick connect blog for all channels you should follow and subscribe to.

Hope to see you in Barcelona!

Video Recap from VMworld 2015 U.S.

generalsession-crowdAs we wind down from VMworld 2015 U.S. and head towards VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona, now is a good time to catch up on VMworld content and highlight videos from San Francisco. Here is a recap of recordings available for free on our VMworld TV YouTube channel.

General Sessions and Breakout Sessions
Watch Keynotes and Top 25 Attended Sessions »

Highlights from San Francisco
Watch SF Highlight and Interview Videos »

theCUBE Interviews by SiliconAngle and Wikibon
Watch 80 Interview Videos »

Community Tech Talks by vBrownBag
Watch 65 Presentation Videos »

Quick Connect for VMworld Social Media Channels


To prepare for VMworld 2015 or to optimize VMworld updates provided to your during the show, connect to all VMworld channels (below). Keep up with show highlights, news, announcements, opportunities and photos/videos directly from our VMworld and VMware teams. Learn more about all VMworld social media & community offerings.

Subscribe to our VMworld Blog – VMworld 2015 updates and highlights
Subscribe to our VMware Blogs feed – rollup of all VMware blogs
Subscribe to our v12n Blogs feed – rollup of nominated virtualization blogs
Watch blog feeds on our VMworld Bloggers page

Twitter Accounts:



Follow VMware channels from our Twitter directory

Facebook Pages:

Like our VMworld Facebook page for conference updates + VMworld Quiz App
Like VMware pages from our Facebook directory

Google+ Pages:


Follow VMware pages from our Google+ directory

LinkedIn Pages & Groups:

‘Join’ our VMworld LinkedIn group for conference updates and group discussions
Follow our VMware LinkedIn page or join related groups

YouTube Channels:

Subscribe to our VMware YouTube channels

Other VMworld channels to follow:
Follow VMworld Instagram channel
Follow VMworld SlideShare channel
Follow VMworld Pinterest channel
Follow VMworld Vine channel

Download these mobile apps and find our VMworld channels:
Snapchat on iOS/Android – Follow VMworld and find our Story
Periscope on iOS/Android – Follow VMworld and watch live streams from Twitter.

Social Media and Community at #VMworld 2015

vmworld-social-banner“Are You Ready” for an incredible VMworld 2015? Be sure you are connected with VMworld social media and community, for on-site and online offerings. Social media can often provide that ‘virtual handshake’ to start conversations with the global VMworld community. Take advantage of the following resources to expand those discussions or enhance face-to-face networking opportunities — before, during or after the conference.

Social Media & Community On-site:

Online Resources:

VMworld Hashtags:
The official hashtag of VMworld 2015 is #vmworld (without 15 or 2015)

  • #sessionID – insert sessionID from a breakout session for a unique hashtag
  • #vmworld3word – share you best 3-word tweet for fun during the show
  • #vmworldselfie – share a selfie (come by the VMware booth for a selfie stick)
  • #vmworldquiz – VMworld Facebook App quiz: https://vmworldquiz.com
  • #vmworldHOL – share conversations and highlights from Hands-on Labs
  • #vmwDevOps – share conversations and highlights from DevOps @ VMworld
  • #vCloudAirRocks – DevOps Hackathon experience  http://vmw.re/1MVaRFN
  • #vGiveBack – Stand for a charitable cause by sharing a photo on Instagram and contributing to the Destination Give Back mosaic.

VMworld 2015 Mobile App

Download the mobile app for iOS or Android devices: http://vmw.re/mobileapp. Be sure to take advantage of the social media offerings, session recommendations and daily messages.

VMworld Social Media Channels:
View our quick connect blog for all channels you should follow and subscribe to.

I can’t help but think of all the fantastic memories over the years, all the way back to 2004 in San Diego, where VMworld first began.  And what makes VMworld so awesome and unique, is that our VMworld community continues to grow stronger each year.  Community members thrive at VMworld in sharing knowledge and advancing their skills (sometimes careers) while having a great time and building friendships.  And the alumni and ecosystem of partners, is second to none in tech-show land.

I’ll leave you with some great tips collected from our VMworld Community over the years.  If you have additional tips or advice, please share them in the comments.

  • VMworld is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t try to be everywhere or do everything.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, if possible. Break them in before the conference.
  • Drink fluids to hydrate during the day & night. Use a water bottle to refill.
  • Charge your devices when convenient and bring backup charging devices.
  • Don’t try to keep up with email. Address what’s critical and leave the rest for later.
  • Don’t update your software/devices just before traveling. Give yourself lead time.
  • Use conference time to meet people. Introduce yourself and always be connecting.
  • Leave enough time between sessions and meetings to move between venues.
  • Seek out expert discussions on-site as well as networking and Q&A after sessions.
  • Take advantage of networking and learning opportunities to advance your career.
  • Don’t be afraid to miss a session to continue networking. Sessions are recorded.
  • Swag is everywhere. But take only what you can carry or travel with to reduce waste.

Hope to see many of you there, in San Francisco and/or Barcelona!