Being that this is my first time going, I consulted a few people on how to ensure I see everything I want to see at VMworld. One guy told me, “forget it, it won’t happen, you’ll want to see everything and there’s just not enough time to do it all” Another told me, “make sure you look at the schedule of events, read about the various sessions and then build your VMworld schedule” Build my VMworld schedule? Wow, suddenly I’m transported back to Mr. Schmidt’s office, my guidance counselor, freshman year in high school trying to figure out what I wanted to do other than play basketball and run track. I didn’t realize that I could actually plan out my trip to VMworld and ensure I get to see the things I really wanted to see, and put it all in some sort of orderly fashion. Great! If you are going to VMworld 2010 I would advise you to do the same. The content catalog is the first place to start, if you are attending the Europe conference you can see the content catalog but the schedule builder has not yet been released. This brings me to step two, use the schedule builder to plan your agenda. The content catalog and the schedule builder will let you create your own agenda, giving you the opportunity to ensure you do and see what you want to while attending the world’s premier virtualization conference. Lastly, don’t let the schwag pull you astray…you’ll get the free stuff, just make sure you go home with more than 20 stress balls and 10 t-shirts to show for.

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

One thought on “Have you built your VMworld 2010 schedule?

  1. I remember my first trip to VMworld like it was yesterday. I slammed my schedule full of sessions and never left any time for the Solutions Exchange. After the conference I wished I had spent more time in the Solutions Exchange networking and less time in sessions. I’m going to try to schedule a good mixture this year.

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