It is great being part of the VMware User Community! Not only are VMware’s users a smart bunch, but they are also dedicated to giving back to the community and to helping out the new users who are just getting up-to-speed. ProfessionalVMware.com’s vBrownBags are a prime example of such community activity.
Initially begun by Cody Bunch as a weekly live session for US users to cover various topics in virtualization, the vBrownBags have grown tremendously in the past couple of years:
- Rated Favorite Podcast in The 2013 Top Virtualization Blog Voting Results
- VMworld 2012 US and EMEA Live Sessions
- New vBrownBag shows covering all major regions (US, EMEA, APAC, LATAM) and in multiple languages (English y en Español).
- There is even a Sack Lunch OpenStack weekly meeting that is just getting started.
A recent project that I started with the vBrownBag crew late last year is the Presenter Spotlight interview series. I speak with presenters from previous vBrownBag sessions so that the listeners can get to know them beyond the topic presented during the vBrownBag talk.
The discussions range from how the vBrownBag Presenter got started with Cloud & Virtualization to favorite movie quotes and any other interesting topic that comes up in our conversation.
Here is a list of the recent Presenters that I spoke with:
…and there are many more to come.
If there are any particular vBrownBag Presenters that you’d like to hear more from, let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter (@VMTrooper).
Thanks for the Support!