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UKVMUG December 13th National Space Centre Leicester

Next week, Thursday December 13th sees the next UK-wide VMware User Group (aka #UKVMUG, aka… UserCon{ference}) meeting

Please note we have a new, very cool venue this year – the National Space Centre in Leicester !

ProceedingsĀ start the night before (12th) from 7pm with our annual vCurry, register and come along for an informal evening with a light-hearted quiz and great discussions rounded off with a curry all set in the fantastic rocket tower… with an opportunity to press the LAUNCH button (not kidding..!)

TL;DR version: December 13th, National Space Centre Leicester – registration starts from 8.30am, excellent, relevant content, prizes, giveaways and conversations, finishes at 6pm. vCurry the night before (12th) from 7pm – good curry, conversations and a funny quiz.. be there, or miss out – go to for more details and registration.


I thought I’d take this opportunity to show the agenda quickly (click for larger version) and hi-light the amount of community sessions being given, we the committee are all about making sure we put the U into VMUG and this year is no exception – all of the green squares are presentations given by people like you taking time out of their day to share their knowledge and experience. from relative new-comers to all-star VMUG and VMworld presenters.

We also have some excellent content from VMware official speakers, we take great care to work with VMware to ensure we get the best, most relevant technical content – make no mistake, these are no product pitches! if you didn’t make it to VMworld this is the next best thing, we also have super-stars Joe Baguley (EMEA CTO) and Duncan Epping (Chief Technologist, office of the CTO Storage & Availability) delivering keynote exhibitions in the planetarium

See the video below of the planetarium in action, not sure we’ll manage all the full effect of the planetarium however… although how cool would that be?!

We also have an excellent selection of sponsors speaking, platinum & gold sponsors are giving carefully solicited technical presentations, we advise and actively work with vendors to avoid generic sales pitches at our events… (as a long-time techie myself an RoI or Gartner slide is not what I come to a VMUG to see)

Our silver sponsors are joined with the gold & platinium sponsors in our solutions expo – over 30 sponsors showing off their latest & greatest products in the cool setting of the space exhibits and displays

We’ll also have representation from the many excellent VMUG groups around the UK The UK event is currently put on by the London VMUG committee with assistance from VMUG HQ but if you’re looking for a more local group come along and meet them (you can also see your local VMUG group here) there are currently around 7 groups in the UK from north to south.

As you’d expect there are many chances for give-aways, we have a great and eco-friendly VMUG branded cup, passport for prizes, and for one lucky winner there will be a free ticket to VMworld with contribution towards flight & hotel (winner must be present at time of drawing in final session to win).

If you’ve not been before, check out our YouTube channel to see what it’s all about.

If you can’t make it on the day, keep an eye on the #UKVMUG hashtag

Best of all? IT’s TOTALLY FREE