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#vSphereCheer LinkedIn Giveaway – How do our vSphere Sneakers Talk? They Converse.

Last year was monumental as we reconnected at in-person conferences, experienced revolutionary announcements, and reached exciting milestones–all thanks to the support from YOU. Now, we’re kicking off the new year in style!

To celebrate the start of 2023 on the right foot(wear), we’re giving away 23 pairs of some of the most stylish-yet-techie Converse sneakers the vSphere community has ever seen. How can you enter, you may ask? Tag along as we share the easy steps to win:

1. The first step is to head to our VMware vSphere LinkedIn page. Give us a follow to show us your #vSphereCheer!

VMware vSphere LI page

2. Scroll to our pinned post at the top of the page. Click into the comments and share your #vSphereCheer by TAGGING a friend or colleague in a comment. If you and your friend follow vSphere on LinkedIn, you’ll both be entered. As a bonus entry, the vSphere LinkedIn channel will share weekly questions and polls that invite our followers to share their reply.

LinkedIn Giveaway

3. Winners will be picked randomly in March 2023, but the more friends you tag, the more times you’ll be entered!


The Giveaway ends on March 15th, with winners announced on March 22nd. So get your head (or foot) in the game and tag your friends.


How Do I Know If I Will Receive a Pair of vSphere Sneakers?

In March, the vSphere team will follow up on LinkedIn with our 23 randomly selected winners. You’ll know you have won because we will reply to your comment and will post the list of vSphere fans in this blog. In our reply, there will be instructions on how to let us know your shoe size and mailing address.

This giveaway is limited to those living in the US. If you live somewhere else you can still participate, but we may not be able to deliver your prize. (See terms and conditions below)

If you have questions, reach out to us on LinkedIn or Twitter. We can’t wait to see your #vSphereCheer. If you are picked as a winner, share images of your new vSphere sneakers. Good luck!



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority and reside in the United States. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. If you are employed within any public sector entity, you must inform VMware and you acknowledge that VMware may be required to restrict or deny your participation. Promotion commences at 3:00 PM PST on February 8th, 2023 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on March 15th, 2023. To enter, complete the above directions. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. Or, you may enter without completing the survey by sending an email with “Enter Me in the Drawing” in the subject line to: by 11:59 P.M. PST on March 14th, 2023. One entry per person/email address per survey. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, and VMware’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 
Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at VMware’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. VMware, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of VMware. VMware further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion for any reason, including inability to complete as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.   
Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority and reside in the United States. Employees, officers, and directors of VMware its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible. The drawing and the rights and obligations of VMware and participants will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions.  All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County.  The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the promotion. Prizes will not be awarded to residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Government Employees: VMware is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible. 
Twenty-three (23) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about March 22nd, 2023 and will receive one (1) pair of shoes with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $150.00.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning a promotion prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the promotion.  
Winners will be notified on or about March 22nd, 2023. Winners will have 5 business days from notification to accept the prize by email to “”.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Potential winners may also be required to sign and return to VMware, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if a non-US resident) in order to claim his/her prize.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if non-US resident) within the required time period (if applicable), or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, VMware will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain unawarded.  For U.S. residents, prizes will be fulfilled 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the promotion.  
By entering the promotion or receipt of any prize, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless VMware and its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. 
The Released Parties are not responsible for:  (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, VMware, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. 
The Sponsor of this promotion is VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA  94304 U.S.A. 
For a list of prize winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope toGlen Simon”, c/o VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA  94304 U.S.A.  Winner lists requests must be received by March 15th, 2023. VT and non-US residents may exclude return postage.