After a long period of hibernation (read: intense work), I’m taking a 2-day break to Milano to attend ICT Festival 2015 and (mainly) the VMUGIT UserCon 2015. Looks like this blog is turning into a travel blog…
So, why am I going there, and why should you too?
First of all, I was planning to go only to the VMUGIT (Italian VMware User Group) UserCon. I learned however that VMUGIT colleagues would be already in Milano one day before on Wednesday 11th November at ICT Festival 2015 at the VMUGIT Booth. Since we’ve been trying for ages to begin VMUG activities in the Czech Republic but those have never been carried to an end, seeing how the italian colleagues work will be a great inspiration and a way to learn from enthusiastic colleagues with proven experience in the field. And besides just “seeing” how they work, I look forward to give a hand too, with my half-broken italian 🙂
Secondly, the most important is the UserCon event. Taking place on November 12th, it will see a blend of many premier virtualization and data center worldwide community speakers presenting on a variety of topics alongside local VMUGIT community members sharing their experiences. For those like me who missed both VMworlds and a few other vendor-led conferences, I hope this will give a good refresh session not just from the vendor space but also from the user space with experiences to which we end users can relate. It gives those who are overworked and have no time to learn or to properly follow the news the possibility to take a step back and understand the hot topics and trends to follow.
Thirdly, one aspect which is highly essential (and to me above the two others) is the social interaction with friends, colleagues and community acquaintances that we follow, interact with, which we are grateful for their tech articles as well. It makes for me the best part of the experience and one I don’t want to miss at all 🙂
So, I hope to meet you in Milano this week!