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Like in the VMworld US 2015 edition, the #vBrownbag TechTalks are returning also this year at the European edition.

The TechTalks are ten-minute presentations by community members at an industry conference. Most of them (and the original idea of the vBrownBag “unconference” was this) are originated with sessions not being accepted for the main conference catalog. We know we want to learn from the community so we arranged an alternative forum. TechTalks are limited to ten minutes; they deliver the very core of an idea. Keeping presentations short also means we can do a lot of sessions in a day. Most TechTalks use a slide deck, some use a whiteboard and a few brave souls do live demonstrations.


The schedule for the EU edition is available on this site and it’s really rich:

Tuesday 13th Wednesday 14th Thursday 15th
11:00 vExpert Daily  DevOps vExpert Daily
11:30 Jase McCarty – HCI – What’s important to know  All day Emad Younis, Brian Graf & Ryan Johnson – vCenter Appliance (VCSA) Awakens
11:45 Marcus Thordal – Brocade & Michael Cooney – EMC – Enabling SDDC with XtremIO & Brocade
12:00 Andrea Mauro & Francesco Bonetti Debunking NSX Francesco Bonetti and Massimillano Moschini – VMware VSAN
12:30 Jase McCarty – HCI for ROBO considerations
12:45 Kim Bottu – Getting to the first level (VCP) Steve Flanders – Let’s talk about vROI
13:00 Juan Gamez – Brocade & Diederik DeJongh – EMC – VSPEX BLUE: Hyper-Converged SDS with Brocade IP Storage Switch a Perfect Match Alastair Cooke – AutoLab in the Cloud, on Ravello
13:15 Scott Lowe – New things to learn and where to learn them Damian Karlson – Careers and Social Media
13:30 Josh Atwell – DevOps with PowerCLI and PowerShell DSC
13:45 Scott Lowe – Docker Machine+OpenStack Chris Wahl – Picking Up New Skills – Tips and Tricks to Build Your Technical Tool Chest
14:00 TechTarget Best of Show Awards Damian Karlson – DevOps and Organizational Debt
14:15 Emad Younis – Moar with less, alternative to home labs
14:30 Yves Sandfort and Jens Henning – vR Ops 6.1 OS/App Monitoring without Hyperic
14:45 Manfred Hofer – vSphere upgrade done right.
15:00 Yves Sandfort and Matthias Eisner – vRealize Automation 6.2 distributed deployment caveats
15:15 Alastair Cooke – AutoLab 2.6, what’s new? Marcus Thordal – Brocade – NSX on Brocade VCS Fabric
15:30 Joe Ezerski – Cisco – Networking Infrastructure Design with Nexus 9000 Switches Brian Knudtson – The New World Administrator
16:00 Ryan Johnson – VMware Validated Designs
16:15 Michael Letschin – Deploying Shared Storage for your Virtual Lab
16:30 Ryan Johnson – Reconfiguring and Repointing vCenter 6.0 Deployment Models
16:45 Steve Flanders – Log Insight Reference Architectures
17:00 Impostor Syndrome – The Tech Trivia Game Show

The TechTalks will be recorded, probably in the Community Lounge and you can follow them live by attend at the conference, or using the live stream.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.