VMworld Barcelona: day of the tentacle (or my first VMworld 2014 day)

My first VMworld day, or actually pre-day, was probably the same as a lot of the VMworld visitors, travelling inbound, finding my hotel, registration and vRockstar. Plus trying some little bit of a tourist mode. 

I had a afternoon flight from the Netherlands that arrived a 30 minutes behind on schedule (something to do with the weather above France). But on the plus side, this let me arrive in time for the shuttle and the venue to start up. As Sunday registration means no lines, I had my badge in no time. Good addition is the QR express check in. Next up get the T-10 metro card (check) from the information stand. I also wanted to pick up the VMworld backpack, but I was denied apparently because I am there on a bloggers pass. To bad, now I have to figure out a way to transport my stuff around as I innocently counted on the backpack.

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After that it was time to hop on the metro shuttle and get from the Fira station to the Plaça d’Espanya where my hotel should be. Fortunately it was there, just I little walk around the placa because the first time I take a metro exit, it is always the one on the opposite site that I need to be. But hey, with the Barcelona weather I don’t mind.

After some freshening up, after-travel drinks and some diner, I went walking around town. After a few miles wandering and looking around, I found myself at my last target of the day, the vRockstar party at the Hard Rock Cafe. That was a blast.

Monday will be a day for some further walking around the venue, Partner day and such. Maybe see you around?

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Who Am I? Well please to meet you ...I'm Pascal van de Bor and I work as an EUC Consultant/Architect for all kinds of customers. I have been working in IT for ages, doing some networking, Linuxes/Unixes, storage and a little scripting in PowerShellCLI / Perl / PHP along the way. Virtualization became my main area of expertise when I came in contact with VMware and later on a little Citrix and Hyper-V. I work, and worked, at different companies that need EUC expertise on a project/contract basis. I do this at my employer ITQ at the moment. Going from assessing and designing, consultancy, implementation and on the job training for the EUC team. Main focus is the VMware product suite, but I’m not afraid of a little outside of the box. It’s all about synergy isn’t it…. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 I am awarded vExpert. Great to be part of the community. Outside this blogging space, I love some gaming on the Xbox One, riding my motorcycle around (for the people that only see a flash, I currently ride a Yamaha FZ6-N S2) or playing one of my guitars (Gibson SG, Ibanez electric for shredding and Ibanez steel-string) and listening to (and visiting) music. A little preference for the loud music, but can also enjoy other genres. If you want to get in touch, ask here, follow my twitter feed. Please do connect! - See you around

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