My first VMworld was 2017. If you’re not familiar with the story, please learn more about it here.
Fast forward five years, and what began as a dream that year has been a reality today.
Through my efforts and perseverance, and with the support of so many in our community, my 2017 VMworld experience has led to so many friendships, memories, and engagements that I would have thought were impossible prior to touching down in Vegas that year.
Since that time, I’ve become a member of many tech advocacy groups including the vExpert Program. In addition to this, I decided to give back in the same manner in which I received. Upon my return home from Vegas that year, I submitted an application with VMUG to become a Leader for the DC VMUG chapter. By doing so, this has increased my participation in the community but it has also amplified my contributions and connected me with companies I didn’t realize existed or had access to, and by doing so it has solidified my relationships with many across these various companies.
If you’re still unsure if you’re planning to attend VMworld (now VMware Explore), take it from me, you will not be disappointed. You have more to gain and very little to lose. If there is such a thing as a success story coming out of the conference, I’m one of many examples that have been benefited from the conference and VMware.