When I joined Wikibon, I expected that activity on my personal blog would drop; I hoped to put up about 1 post a month. While I did OK for the first 12 months (15 posts), it’s been 4 months since my last entry. The main reason that I haven’t posted here is that my day job includes lots of content creation (in my first year, I wrote 59 blog posts and was primary author on 27 wiki articles). In addition to writing for Wikibon, I’ve always been an active member in technology and social media conversations online and in person. While there are lots of good conferences to attend throughout the year (some with amazing entertainment), VMworld was once again my favorite tech show due to the very active ecosystem of partners and enthusiastic virtualization community.
Here’s a collection of my activity from VMworld [photo on the right is of my badge, I'm an analyst, a blogger and vExpert - thanks VMware!]:
- VMworld Live video with Wikibon and SiliconAngle – full list of over 80 videos here; I moderated panels and gave my analysis on a variety of topics including VDI, cloud, networking and storage integration
- Intel Chip Chat: A podcast with Intel discussing Cloud Computing
- Video with Tech Target (SearchServerVirtualization.com) about VMware’s End User Computing initiative and VMworld keynote
- Video discussing a blogging contest hosted by Thomas Jones; I got to be a judge and I think that the participants appreciated the feedback, it’s rare that bloggers get honest critique
Next week, I’ll be at two conferences at the Javits Center in NYC:
For the tech crowd, Interop is October 3-7 and I will be debating with Stephen Foskett on iSCSI vs. FC, Thursday Oct 6 at 3:15pm – details here.
For a dose of innovation and business leadership, I’ll be in the Blogger’s Hub for the World Business Forum, hearing from a lineup that includes Malcolm Gladwell, Jack Welch, Seth Godin and Bill Clinton.