SWVMUG 15/09/2016

SWVMUG 15/09/2016

So at long last I made my first SWVMUG held at @Bristol of which I decided to be a speaker!

If any of the leaders are reading this thank you again for letting me do this even if it was a very intimate event with the amount of people we had. Either way it was so beneficial and really helped me develop.

Even though I fully tested my presentation of which looked fine on another projector and TV it appears AVIOD dark coloured slides no matter how good they look! Back to try drawing board for TechUG on the 29th! You can check out my presentation here if you want

Both vendors we had there really had a chance to tailor the event to the audience and really get us involved.

Barry summed the day up in one of his great doodles as always

I particularly liked Amit’s presentation as it was really thought provoking.

It was great to meet some new people and try a new venue. Anyone reading this all I can say is please support your local VMUG and make it to their next event. Even do a talk if you feel brave enough, its a great feeling once you have done it. I hope to make it back soon and maybe do another talk if I am allowed.

Geek Night In #GNI

Geek Night In #GNI

Over the last few weeks and launching the OpenTechCast I thought it would be a good time to launch a new section to my blog. This is going to be called Geek Night In / #GNI where I will be trying to a new product or tech for an evening (maybe 2!) of which I will then provide a review.

The main reason for this is to provide a quick snapshot of a product as we are all busy people and to see if it can provide value to you within a working day! I of course will be fair hence the two days if things need to collect stats and learn etc

I think it will also help add content to our podcast and allow me to regularly update the site

I already have the following posts in motion

  • Tintri
  • Turbonomic
  • Pluralsight
  • BMW 2 & 3 Series
  • Audi Q7 Etron
  • PernixData
  • Nutanix CE
  • Etc


Some audio relief to pass the time….

Some audio relief to pass the time….

So after a brief conversation one evening with a few of us trying to persuade each another to enter a podcast competition we somehow spawned one of our own.

I have to say a massive thanks to Kev for keeping me organised with an agenda then Alex and Amit for providing ideas and encouragement for us to pull all this together.

I am launching a new section on my blog of which will complement the podcast really well and vice versa. I am also really hoping we can inspire some ideas for people and also provide different ways of thinking too!

So what are we going to cover… firstly home labs (naturally) then we hope compute, storage, networking and news in the industry  with a few special guests along the way. After that we will see where we go from there. I am also hoping we can do a few specials at events to for people who couldn’t make it or to provide a flavour for an event to encourage you to go!

Below is a link to the first episode and I am going to keep this post short as I hope to capture the next 40 minutes of your time and also more in the coming weeks!

If you like it please leave a review and also if you want to guest on here even if its for a few questions do please reach out to us