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If you are a London VMware User Group attendee, you’ll already be aware of the fantastic quality of presenters we have had from the community over the last few years. As such, we wanted a way to reward those that have spent many hours of their own personal time honing their content.
I know from experience how much time this takes, so we (the LonVMUG committee) presented the catchily titled inaugural LonVMUG Best Presentation of 2011 Awards (or, as maybe we should have called it vBAFTAs) at our first 2012 event looking back at the best community presentations from 2011 and we are aiming to make this an annual event.
Sponsors and VMware staff are obviously important to our events, and they also deliver some excellent content for our attendees but members from the community stepped way out of their day jobs and family commitments to share their experiences.
The list of nominees are as follows..
…and the following are the winners for the best LonVMUG Community Presentation were… (virtual drum-roll)…
Third prize – Stuart Radnidge (Rethinking Infrastructure) – Winning a £100 Amazon.com voucher
Second prize – Jonathan Medd (How to Save Your Time with PowerCLI) – Winning a £150 Amazon.com voucher
First prize – Julian Wood (Upgrading vSphere 4 to 5) – Winning a £250 Amazon.com voucher
If you are not a regular speaker in your personal or professional life, it doesn’t matter – nor do you have to manage a data centre the size of a small city or be CEO of Amazon to have something interesting to say. your demo’s don’t have to even work every time (believe me, mine didn’t!). it’s a very friendly crowd and even if you feel a little nervous or stumble we are always on-hand to help you out, we are all volunteers and nobody gets paid to run the London VMware User Group, we’re all about the content rather than the glitz.
If you want to see what people have presented at previous events you can browse most of the presentations at http://box.com/londonug likewise, if you’re curious about what happened on the day you can check out Alaric’s slide deck here.
If you have an idea for a future session feel free to drop me an email (address on the about page) with a brief abstract and bio and we’ll be in touch – our upcoming events are;
Well, that’s quite annoying the links don’t work unless you have a box.net premium account – sorry, you’ll have to look through the 2011 folders for each preso
I was really flattered to receive 3rd place… thanks very much LonVMUG! And lookout for my return in 2012 🙂
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