The day is here Boston UserCon. This time around they are focused on EUC (End User Computing) these conferences are key in my opinion to networking and learning about the newest technology. If you cant make it to VMworld the UserCons are the next best shot to getting up to date information on VMWare and beyond. An extreme amount of effort is put into these conferences and you can really notice it. And although this is a naive statement, it almost seems like nothing is going wrong.
The vendor selection is turning out to be about what you would expect from a technical conference but obviously focusing more on the VDI side. Most of the well-known vendors are here this year. Dell/EMC, Zerto, Rubriks, NetApp/SolidFire , Green Pages (Big VAR in the New England area), and of course VMware.
Mostly I come to these conferences for the community sessions and the networking opportunity they present which is unmatched in my opinion. Getting to see some of the VMware communities top dogs giving their take on careers and community is awesome.
One session I attended was by @RebeccaFitzhugh focused on leadership. a pretty strong topic but she delivered it in a solid fashion.
The crowd was pretty big at the lunch Keynote and the speaker was fantastic. Talking about the trends of EUC and the future. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for the entire session but the first half was good.
But ultimately I had to leave before the after party because my oldest graduated from Pre-K that same day!