Well, we knew this day would come and lo and behold it is finally here. For those who don’t know Tech Field Day is an event which brings together Independent Industry Thought Leaders with IT Vendors with interesting, innovative or otherwise compelling products to discuss. The Delegates are bloggers, speakers, writers, podcasters and otherwise those who have a social presence with great influence on the products and companies as perceived by IT Practitioners.
We never knew if I’d ever make it as a Delegate because one of the ‘rules’ since its inception is simply… You cannot be a vendor. Well, with the exception of the past two years in Afghanistan (couldn’t get away to delegate, so to speak :)) I was as Vendor as you could get with NetApp and EMC. So finally, It’s here! I’m not only officially a delegate but I’m officially back into the game of an independent thought leader… The kind who likes to take things to the EXTREME to understand them and ensure I’m providing the most accurate picture of whatever I am talking about!
What are the details for Virtualization Tech Field Day 4?!
This ought to be fun. January 14th through the 16th in Austin, TX we will be going toe to toe with numerous vendors!
I’ll be honest… the capturing of these company images kind of sucks, but it is what it is. At least they’re clickable! <3
But the best part, next to the vendors themselves honestly, has to be the various Delegates. I mean c’mon these are rockstars in their own right and it’s not a companies product which is as valuable as the insight these Delegates offer.
|Amit Panchal||@AmitPanchal76||Technical IT Manager and blogger at apanchal.com.|
|Amy Manley||@WyrdGirl||12 years in IT, vExpert and an automation junkie|
|Christopher Kusek||@cxi||CTO at @Xiologix – EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist, vExpert, EMC Elect, BDA, CISSP, MCT, Cloud, Ninja, Vegan, Single, Father, Cat, Humorist, Author|
|Emad Younis||@Emad_Younis||Emad is a datacenter enthusiast, 2 x vExpert, and blogger @ emadyounis.com.|
|James Green||@JDGreen||James is an independent blogger at www.virtadmin.com, a 2014 vExpert, and works as a virtualization consultant in the Midwest.|
|Jeff Wilson||@Agnostic_Node1||Passionate yet disciplined virtualization & storage engineer in the SME market.|
|Julian Wood||@Julian_Wood||Julian is a London based enterprise infrasstructure architect and blogger.|
|Justin Warren||@JPWarren||Justin is a consultant and freelance journalist who enjoys coding in Python and words that are fun to say, like ‘llama’ and ‘shenanigans’.|
|Larry Smith||@MrLESmithJr||19 yrs. in IT | 11 yrs. VMware virtualization | VMware NSX Nut|
|Marco Broeken||@MBroeken||Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover, Blogger at www.vClouds.nl|
|Matt Simmons||@StandaloneSA||Small Infrastructure IT Administrator in Academia|
|Mike Preston||@MWPreston||3 x vExpert, blogger @ mwpreston.net and typical Canadian eh!|
It will be a pretty busy schedule, but we’ll stay on top of it!
- Wednesday, Jan 14 – 09:30 – 11:30 –SimpliVity Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Wednesday, Jan 14 – 13:00 – 15:00 – Platform9 Systems Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Wednesday, Jan 14 – 15:30 – 17:30 – VMTurbo Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Thursday, Jan 15 – 08:00 – 10:00 – StorMagic Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Thursday, Jan 15 – 10:30 – 12:30 – SolarWinds Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Thursday, Jan 15 – 13:30 – 15:30 – CommVault Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Friday, Jan 16 – 08:00 – 12:00 – Dell Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
- Friday, Jan 16 – 13:00 – 15:00 – Scale Computing Presents at Virtualization Field Day 4
So check it out as I know you will, not to mention the deeply grueling and intensive times I know I’ll be giving the vendors because I’ve been one and I know what it’s like ;) And be sure to check out the numerous blogs coming!