Last week, I presented at VMware’s VMworld Europe 2018.
After a last-minute day of work for a customer on Monday, I flew into Barcelona El Prat (BCN) airport via Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. As usual, KLM and Air France were extremely nice to me with some leg space on both flights and good food in the lounges.
I arrived at the Santos Porta Fira hotel around midnight and decided to go straight to bed, instead of visiting any of the pre-booked parties. I imagined it would attribute to my overall mood on Tuesday in a positive way.
The next morning, I woke up with the sun pouring into my room. Compared to the gloomy rainy days we were having in the Netherlands the days before the event, this was a welcome change!
Another nice surprise was the view. I overlooked the South entrance of the Fira Gran Via, which meant I only had to walk a small distance (to the North entrance) to register and to meet up with Deji Akomolafe in Hall 8’s speaker room.
I headed over to the venue, after a strong breakfast in the hotel.
After lunch, Deji and I tried to squeeze 120 minutes of Active Directory goodness into our 60 minute session. We discussed Time Synchronization and the VM-GenerationID, but didn’t have time to talk about VMCrypt and Active Directory-as-a-Service.
Matt and I covered more ground at VMworld in Las Vegas, so I advise you to watch the recording of that session (VAP1898BU), instead of the recording of this one (VAP1898BE).
After our session, we answered a couple of questions from the audience, before we went back to the speaker lounge.
At 4:15PM, it was time for Deji’s “Meet the Experts” session (MTE5029E). Unfortunately, Deji couldn’t make it in time for this whiteboard session, and had to leave early, but I’m glad I could cover for him and make the session worthwhile the attendees’ time.
After this session, I went outside, took a cab back to the airport and flew back home.
Thank your VMware, for inviting me as a VMworld speaker, to Deji, and to all the people attending, sitting in on our sessions and, of course, the people who stuck around after these sessions for the interesting discussions. This was certainly a learning opportunity and I’m glad we have al made it work, again.