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VMUG Italia UserCon 2015 feelings

November, 12th the most important VMware Italian users event was held in Milan.


It’s been the third one, and the most successful of all 3.
I care it especially because I had my first public speech in a so important occasion.
But for sure it wasn’t me the best part. The VMUGIT Team did an awesome work.
They were able to invite people like (I’m following the list from

Chad Sakac – President, Global Systems Engineering at EMC – Blogger at virtualgeek.typepad.com

Vaughn Stewart – VP, Enterprise Architect at Pure Storage – Blogger at vaughnstewart.com

Calvin Zito  – Also known as the “HP Storage Guy” or the “Go to guy for all things HP Storage” – Blogger at Around the Storage Block

Duncan Epping  – Chief Technologist at VMware CTO Office – Storage & Availability – Blogger at Yellow-Bricks.com – VMUGIT UserCon regular guest – “the STAR” by my point of view

Lee Dilworth  – Principal Systems Engineer at VMware

Mariano Maluf – VMUG International President, he’s the man pushing the buttons in the VMUG control room.

I must be honest, I followed few of the sessions scheduled, since I was nervous about mine, but I’d like to report the feelings of the events.

Attendees: all of the ones I talked to felt like attending a really important event. All of them excited for the international speakers. Most of them were there on their own, some taking an holiday from work. I believe they came back home satisfied.

Sponsors: Since I was hosted by one of them, I can report directly that, at least for Tintri, they were inside a tech vault, talking to practical and well prepared professionals. So they expressed their best. Having a walk around for the other booths, anyway, I picked up more or less the same thoughts and behaviours – they knew that UserCon wasn’t the place for small talks and big numbers, but it was a good opportunity to introduce them to the tech heart of every company.

Speakers: I personally feel dazzled when I consider Duncan Epping – see him talking with the same passion everytime is incredible, so maybe I can’t be unbiased. His session reminded me one of his best ones presented at last VMworld, however he can be considered as the natural father of VSAN. Andrea Siviero, another great professional in my mind, explained in a simply way how to design complex scenarios through VMware Validated Design. Me, I will not talk of me, just to say that my passion for Tintri solution is real and evincible by numbers. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to follow other sessions.

Staff: I already knew Giuseppe Guglielmetti, a passionate professional, I already met Andrea Mauro, incredible blogger-reviewer-organizer-consultant-…superman! But it was the first time with the others. I had the confirmation on my beliefs – they are a strong team, and I feel proud to be a member!

Good job guys, keep it up!