2016: My Year In Review

I'm probably not the only one who is looking back on the past 12 months and thinking that it's been a tough year. We've lost some of my heroes (Bowie in particular was a massive kick in the nuts), I started a new role and ended a relationship with someone who I'd been with for almost half of my life. These things are all hard. With challenges come opportunities to grow though. This year has (the above aside) seen me
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UKVMUG

So: tomorrow is the annual UK VMware User Group UserCon at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. I've just arrive at BHI and will be headed over to the NMM shortly for the #vCurry which traditionally kicks off things. VMUG UserCon was the first IT conference I ever attended, and it's a highlight in my calendar every year - perhaps even more so than VMworld. It's a great opportunity to meet with a bunch of folks who work in similar
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VMworld 2016 EMEA

As most of you will be aware next week is VMworld 2016 EMEA in Barcelona. I'll be there along with my fellow OpenTechCast hosts Amit Panchal and Gareth Edwards. I thought that it might be helpful to share my planned schedule, so that if anyone wanted to hook up for a chat, grab some OTC stickers and badges, that kinda thing they can find me easily. SUNDAY vRockstar Party MONDAY PAR3698 Automating Infrastructure and Application Delivery with vRealize Suite PAR3706
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Hot damn, we made a podcast!

I've been promising myself for a while that I'll stop going on Twitter after I've been drinking, because it tends to involve conversations that get silly. And this was no exception. I mean: I've never been to the London VMUG (as a professional Northerner), and I've only made a few contributions to the OpenHomeLab wiki. That said: I think both Alex and Amit have made some great contributions to the tech community, and Gareth was recently a standout performer on
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vExpert. Bloody vExpert! I AM HIM!

This will be a brief post, but I discovered just after leaving work on Friday that I'd been awarded the status of vExpert 2016. Words totally fail me. This has been something I've been shooting at for a number of years now, but I've never felt that I had what it took. I have utmost respect for the other folk who have been awarded this status, and I'm still sure that someone has either made a mistake, or is massively
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