A new VCDX, vBrisket, and the Chicago VMUG UserCon 2016 are just more proof that the Chicagoland area doesn’t mess around when it comes to virtualization! Make sure to attend these great events, and invite your friends to join too!
Yes, you read that right: vBrisket brings virtualization technology enthusiasts together to enjoy BBQ.
Genius. Pure genius! We at the Chicago VMUG salute the vBrisket team for breaking new ground and for surely moving humanity as a whole forward.
Register Now for the vBrisket Chicago MeatUp & Bus Tour Send Off!
The vBrisket crew is also doing something very unique this year in their never ending quest to bring tasty BBQ and virtualization skills to the masses: This year they are launching a bus tour to VMworld 2016, and their launching this historic event out of the Windy City!
In many ways this is like the first flight, or mission to the moon, and I’m sure that the history books of my grandchildren will record this event as one of the key reasons world peace is eventually acheived. But even if it doesn’t achieve all of that, doubtful but possible, you certainly don’t want to miss your chance to see these brave pioneers of charcoal and hypervisors when they start this epic adventure!
WHERE? Bub City – 5441 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018 – View Map
You are sure to find many of your Chicago VMUG members at this event as well. So let’s all grab some BBQ, a cold beverage, and raise our glasses high on August 23rd to the vBrisket Bus Tour! Godspeed vBrisket crew! Godspeed!
The Chicago VMUG leaders are happy to announce that the next Chicago VMUG meeting is taking place on July 12th, 2016 at 500 W. Madison in Chicago. This is a great location for those of you who commute via Metra into the city, because 500 W Madison is home to the Ogilvie Transportation Center and it is across the street from one of the entrances to Union Station as well.
That’s great, but what about the sponsors?
We have two powerhouse sponsors for the July meeting! SaltStack, a leader in system management software for infrastructure and data centers, will kick things off followed by Rubrik, named a Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies. Both presentations will be on different aspects of automating your IT environments. Two cutting edge technology sponsors in a single VMUG meeting! Not only are these kind folks sponsoring our venue, but they will be providing lunch as well. You can’t beat that!
Or can you?
Open request for member presentations!
The only thing that can make a combo of great sponsors better is to compliment them with presentations from our own members! If you are interested in giving a 40 minute presentation please contact Chicago VMUG leader Patrick Benson with your idea at Patrick@PBenson.net. VMUG events really shine when we hear from from the members of our own community speaking right alongside our sponsors!
Registration will be available soon!
Expect to see a link for registration for this event in the next blog post, but for now be sure to reserve July 12th on your calendar for the next Chicago VMUG meeting! We look forward to seeing both old and new members there, and thank you to our sponsors SaltStack and Rubrik for making this event possible!
We here at the Chicago VMUG can’t wait to see our members this Thursday at our Batman vs Superman movie event! Below is the agenda to what is sure to be a great day of discussion, networking, and learning!
Time Session 9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome and VMUG Overview
10:10 a.m. Pass the VCP Presentation
11:10 a.m. Nimble Storage Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. Microtrain Presentation
1:30 p.m. Giveaways
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Movie Starts – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Remember that everyone who attends this event will also receive a movie pass good for two free admissions to Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, IL. This is in addition to the chance to win in a drawing one of the many great giveaways our sponsors are bringing to the event! Here are the event details for all of our attendees:
We’re not just going to give you the gift of knowledge, lunch and a movie. We’re going to provide everyone who attends all three of our sponsors’ presentations with a movie pass good for two free admissions to Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, IL. Plus our sponsors will be holding a drawing for prizes before the film begins. Plus VMware Education is proud to sponsor a free VCP exam voucher for the Chicago VMUG as one of the drawing prizes! This voucher is a $225 value and is good for any VCP-level exam through October 31, 2016 (must be present to win).
Don’t Delay! Seating is Limited! Reserve Your Spot Today!
Are you looking to expand upon your skills with IT training? Maybe you want to learn about the latest SAN technology for high performance infrastructures? Perhaps you just want to hangout with other IT professionals and watch a big budget action movie?
Attend our next Chicago VMUG event and you can do all three!
Mark it down on your calendars now, because the next Chicago VMUG meeting is an event that you do not want to miss! We’ll begin with a presentation by PassTheVCP, and sponsored by NterOne, Certification Camps, and Tech Training Solutions. You will learn how to better prepare for the VMware Certified Professional certification exams from industry experts.
Next up Nimble Storage will present on the next generation of its revolutionary storage system, and how you can leverage flash storage to meet both your performance and capacity needs all from the same platform.
MicroTrain will then present on how you may qualify for various training programs at no cost to yourself. The only thing better than top notch IT training is top notch IT training that you may get for free! This presentation alone is worth the price of admission.
And speaking of the price of admission this event is absolutely free to all registered attendees! Our sponsors will not only be providing lunch, but they also invite you to join them afterwards for a private screening of Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice! We’ll even be providing free popcorn and soft drinks! Simply attend all three of our sponsors’ presentations and you are invited to watch high octane superhero action on the big screen with your fellow Chicago VMUG members! Can it get any better than that?
YES! IT IS ACTUALLY EVEN BETTER THAN THAT!
Bring your business cards, Post-It notes, little engraved stone tablets, or whatever physical medium you prefer for the distribution of your contact information to drop into our drawing for awesome giveaways from our sponsors and the Chicago VMUG! Plus everyone who attends all three presentations will receive a free movie pass good for two admissions for a future movie showing at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema!
So there you have it! Mark your calendars for the next Chicago VMUG event (registration for this event will be limited to 100 attendees and will be available later this week):