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VMUG T-Shirts!

Limited run T-ShirtCelebrate community the KC VMUG way! The Steering Committee has decided to create a limited run of T-shirts (design at right) that will be available for pickup at the pre-conference Happy Hour on Monday, June 9th, or the day of the conference itself, Tuesday, June 10th.

Because this is a limited-run thing and we aren’t planning on doing a second round, we’re not going to build a custom storefront to sell them online. We aren’t shipping any, either; these are only for local pickup.

Getting one or more shirts is a two-step process:


  1. Place a size+quantity order at customink.com
  2. Purchase “tickets” for each shirt over at eventbrite.com


It doesn’t matter in which order you perform the steps, as long as you do both: if we can correlate your shirt size order at customink with ticket purchases at eventbrite, we’ll order (one or more) shirts for you.

We’re taking pains to make sure both the customink site and the eventbrite site remind you to complete the other steps, but it’s still up to you to make sure they get done.


Fourth Conference shows continued growth in regional interest!

The leadership team for the Kansas City VMUG extends its warm thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s event a big success: Sponsors, Speakers, Staff, Volunteers, and especially Attendees!

We saw huge rise in attendance, with over 800 checked-in attendees compared to 526 in 2011, once again breaking a record for our fourth outing. Non-sponsor attendees came to the event from all over the Midwest; in addition to local residents, attendees hail from California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas!

Chatting with Steve WozniakWhile it’s easy to ascribe the jump in attendance solely to the event-opening “Chat with Steve Wozniak,” it was evident from the continued traffic at sponsor booths in the expo hall and attendance at the educational breakout sessions later in the day that, while Mr. Wozniak’s session was a draw, the community of shared interest in the region is strong.

In line with that interest, 54 sponsoring organizations turned out in force on the cold morning, with an unmatched number of local partner organizations in that mix, underscoring the rich ecosystem of products and knowledgeable partners available to VMware customers.

Andre Leibovici discusses VMware’s EUC VisionOf course, the educational breakout sessions are the cornerstone of these events, and the myriad sessions presented ran the gamut from “Using social media to advance your career” to “Technical Deep Dive for vCenter” and “Automation and the API Landscape”.

The Gallery section of the site has pictures from both the event and the preceeding evening’s social event.


VMUG Welcomes Steve Wozniak

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to speak at VMUG User Conference in Kansas City on 11-Dec-2012

Steve Wozniak, aka Steve Woz, the man behind the design of Apple’s first line of products and co-founder of Apple Computer, will speak at the VMUG Kansas City User Conference on December 11 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Wozniak, a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist helped shape the computing industry with his design of the Apple I and II, which eventually led to the popular Macintosh and spurred the microprocessor revolution. Wozniak, along with Steve Jobs, went on to found Apple in 1976.

Wozniak will open the Kansas City User Group Conference with an interactive discussion with the Kansas City VMUG volunteer leaders. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Wozniak on his experience working with Apple and more recently, with Fusion-io.

“We are thrilled to bring such an influential industry icon to the VMUG community at the Kansas City user group conference. Our members strive every day to solve problems and create new opportunities through technology. Steve Wozniak epitomizes the contribution that the computer programmer can make by building something that changed the face of the industry and even the world,” says Victor Bohnert, Executive Director of VMUG.

The Kansas City VMUG User Conference will take place December 11 from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Registration is complimentary. Visit www.vmug.com/KCconference  to register and for more information  


Regional Meeting Agenda

As with all things, the agenda is subject to change, but we feel pretty good about what we’ve got planned for this year.

As always, the event is free, and anyone in the virtualization community—or curious about it—is invited.


Happy Hour before Regional Event

EMC and Vital Support Systems are sponsoring a pre-event happy hour the evening before the Regional Conference.

Attendance is free and open to all attendees and sponsors of the conference. Registration is requested, and is independent of your registration for the Conference.

Monday, 10-Dec-2012
810 Zone Town Center
4800 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209 

Registration Link

Full Invitation