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UK VMUG, November 2012

November 12th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments


The time is almost upon us – the UK VMUG is coming up this week. It will again be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in the West Midlands this Thursday, the 15th November.


There is an exciting line up, with lots of interesting sessions planned for the day. You can take a look at the official time table over here. I have still not decided on which sessions I will be attending, but the practical automation session with Alan Renouf and William Lam is right up my alley! Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman are also going to be hosting a deep-dive discussion group which I’m sure will provide for some interesting discussion. Having read two of their books (HA & DRS Technical deep-dive, and Clustering deep-dive), it would also be great to try and attend this session and see what is on the cards.


A work colleague of mine, Darren Woollard (@dawoo) is also running a side session on designing a highly available infrastructure. Having attended one of these myself, I can highly recommend it, as it is a great interactive session, with Darren getting everyone to participate in a mock ‘Whiteboard Design’ session! To find Darren, look out for his “VMW User Group” tshirt – resembling the VW logo.


There are also some great vendors and sponsors at this event. It will be interesting to get a more detailed look at some of the technologies I have not yet had the chance to see for myself. It will be a bit of a drive for myself getting from SW Greater London up to Coventry, but I’ll either be making a plan to find a hotel the night before, or to drive there and back on the same day. Any suggestions as to logistics / accommodation would be greatly appreciated!

I am looking forward to the event and hope to see many of the community members there this Thursday!


Blogs / websites of people mentioned in this blog post:

vMote (Darren Woollard)

Virtu-al.net (Alan Renouf)

virtuallyGhetto (William Lam)

frankdenneman.nl (Frank Denneman)

Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping)



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