Part of the reason why I love VMware so much is the community that has built up around it. From the contacts I’ve made just through talking about VMware, to the more prominent members of the VMware community that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the years.

There is nothing like getting involved in the community and everyone has something to add to the collective pool of knowledge and experience. So this page outlines just some of the ways you can get involved in the wonderful VMware community.

 

VMware User Groups (AKA VMUG)

VMware user groups are held all over the world and are great events for meeting like minded people along with prominent bloggers,speakers and vendors. I’m a member of the London VMUG and also attend the UKVMUG’s when I can and its a great day out and well worth a days annual leave if you have to. You can join and find your local VMUG HERE.

 

Vbeers

Vbeers is community driven in that anyone can host a vbeers meeting. Essentially its a group of VMware enthusiasts organising a trip to their local pub. To organise a vbeers, logon to Vbeers.org and publicise your chosen date/time and venue, the arrive at the venue on the day with a suitably geeky t-shirt on so attendees will know who to gather around and enjoy making new contacts and talking about everything virtual.

 

Blogging

Everyone has something to offer the community and blogging is a great way to expand and share your knowledge. A blog can be anything you want it to be from just general thoughts and input to bizarre error messages that you come across. You can start a blog very simply by signing up with a free provider such as googles blogger service or wordpress.com and get cracking.

 

Social Networking

I dont really need to say very much about this but twitter is a huge resource when it comes to the vmware community and is more often than not the default contact method for the vmware community.

 

 

Author: Dale Scriven

 

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