It’s that time again, my annual free trip to VMworld contest is here! It’s a bit late this year, but better late than never. VMworld 2014 looks to be great this year, I’m positive there will be many incredible announcements from VMware and many of their partners. The Solutions Exchange floor seems to get better every year, the booths are incredible and the giveaways and swag get better every year. If this is your first time going, it is sure to be an incredible experience. If you are a veteran, you already know how it will be, and it shouldn’t disappoint. For those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Each year for the past 4 years I’ve been able to give away an all expense paid trip to VMworld, the worlds largest and best virtualization conference (at least in my opinion).
First and foremost, I have to thank my generous sponsors this year, Veeam and Infinio. Veeam has sponsored the full conference pass for the past 4 years, and I can’t thank them enough for being so generous and willing to give back to the community. This year, I also have to thank Infinio for sponsoring the airfare to San Francisco (SFO). Every year I’ve been able to provide a full all expense trip to VMworld, this year unfortunately, I wasn’t able to drum up a sponsor for the hotel accommodations. Understandably, that’s a big expense, however, if you truly want to go to VMworld, you’ll find a place to stay.
By winning this contest, you’ll get a free VMworld 2014 full conference pass (complete with a famous VMworld backpack) and air fare to SFO up to $400. So how do you win? In years past, I’ve done random picks from a hat, need based applications, and a mixture of the two. This year the winner will be the person that can explain why they should go to VMworld in 140 characters or less, Twitter style! A panel of vExperts will judge your entries and we will pick the best entry to win the contest.
How to Enter
To enter this contest simply leave a comment on this blog post (one entry per person), using 140 characters explain why you should win a trip to VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. Anyone on planet earth can enter this contest, however air fare is only covered up to $400 USD. You will have to find hotel accommodations of your own, which there are a lot of options, check Airbnb for a good option. You must leave your full name (please no nick names or Gravatar names), email address and Twitter handle if you have one. That’s it, nothing else to it. After the contest closes myself and a panel of vExpert judges will pick the winner among all of the entries. Again, only one entry per person please, any duplicate entries will be deleted.
The contest is now open and will run through this week closing on August 1st at 9:00pm EST, any entries after 9:00pm EST will not be considered. Again, thanks so much to Veeam and Infinio for sponsoring my contest, I couldn’t do this without you. The winner will be chosen after the contest closes and announced on Monday August 4th on vDestination.com. If there are other companies out there that are willing to sponsor the hotel accommodations, please reach out to me on my Contact Me page.