Announcement

2012-Shaking Things Up

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For the last few years, a small, unofficial crew has been organizing a rapidly growing event to meet up, have a few drinks, socialize, network, and generally get psyched up for vmworld the night before it all gets started. This started as a community effort and we remain true to our roots this year.

This will be year 6.  (Crazy right?!)

We’ve got AWESOME sponsors.

Get ready.

Be sure to check in here for more details! Alternatively, updates will also be posted on twitter as we did last year so be sure to follow the crew:

@bknudtson
@vseanclark
@theronconrey

We’re looking forward to seeing you this year again at the Mother of All vBeers, stay tuned for more details!

-Theron
unofficial vmworld party as a service provider

When

Sunday August 26th, from 8 – 11PM

Given the interest in both #v0dgeball and #vmunderground, we’ve coordinated this year! We’ve had a lot of questions about vOdgeball this year.  If you have a ticket, please be on time and we’ll set up a separate line for those of you that want to come party but don’t have a ticket.  No guarantees there folks, and remember, sponsoring vendors do have tickets available as well.

We’ll more than likely stick around after the party shuts down, so get ready for a great night back in SFO!

Registration

Additional Registration details can be found here: Golden Ticket Update!

Ticket Sales

We’re decided that the best way to handle ticketing moving forward is to charge a small fee.  In doing so we’ll donate 100% of the ticket sale proceeds to a local charity in the hosting city for VMworld as a way of saying thanks for letting us all party in your town.

For VMworld 2012 100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to Save the Bay.

Thanks for your support of #VMunderground and we look forward to seeing you at the party!

Where

Jillians!

2011-Vegas Baby! (MOAvB)

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The Nitty Gritty

For the last few years, a small, unofficial crew has been organizing a rapidly growing event to meet up, have a few drinks, socialize, network, and generally get psyched up for vmworld the night before it all gets started. This started as a community effort and we remain true to our roots this year.

This will be the FIFTH year we’ve organized this event, the third year we’ve gotten FANTASTIC sponsors. This year boys and girls, we’re raising the bar (for part 5).

So get ready. Our sponsors are lined up, and our location has been booked.

Be sure to check in here for more details! Alternatively, updates will also be posted on twitter as we did last year so be sure to follow the crew:

@bknudtson
@rbrambley
@vseanclark
@theronconrey

Looking forward to seeing you all in vegas this year for the Mother of All vBeers, stay tuned for more details!

-Theron
unofficial vmworld party as a service provider

When

Sunday August 28th.7-10PM

Be on time this year, the beer will be cold and the food will be hot.

We’ve had a lot of questions about vOdgeball this year.  Listen, we’re kicking off at 7 PM.  We want a full house and there’s a wait list.  If you have a ticket and aren’t there by 7:15ish we’re going to assume you’re a no show. Someone else is going to get your spot.  Sorry.

We’ll more than likely stick around after the doors open, if you can’t get in, we hope to see you then!

Registration

Registration has sold out!  Find out more at our eventbrite ticketing page.

Where

The Nine Fine Irishman (ALL OF IT) in New York New York Hotel and Casino.

BPaaS (Beantown Party as a Service): TFD6 Edition

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VMunderground is happy to announce that we’ll be helping throw a virtualization community bash with the Tech Field Day 6 crew!!  If you are in the Boston area or local enough to Fenway, mark your calendars for Thursday night, June 9.  It will be the mother of all FCoTR user group meetings!!  Planning a dance fight for FCoTR supporters versus the FCoAC (Avian Carrier) supporters.  It will be spectacular!

Seriously, it’s on. It’s happening. And there will be a big giant green monster involved. Tech Field Day has the EMC Club at historic Fenway Park in Boston and TFD is opening up the event attendence to VMunderground! We have around 100 seats we’re looking to fill.  If you’re in the Boston area this night clear your calendar and sign up for a ticket and get ready to bring your “A” game to the VMunderground BPaaS (Beantown Party as a Service).

If you’ve had the fortune of attending a VMunderground WuPaaS (Warm-up Party as a Service) at the last two VMworlds, you know that VMunderground is a blast.  Some of the smartest virtualization minds in the world, best sponsors, and always some good food, brews and conversations. We’re currently rounding up some great sponsors to help support this community focused event. Stay tuned to learn more about this awesome opportunity to rub elbows with Boston’s finest vPeople and the Tech Field Day crew.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the first installment of BPaaS, please contact Theron Conrey and Sean Clark at beantown@vkaboom.com (parent company of VMunderground).  We have a few slots open for sponsorship, but speak up soon to reserve your spot.

ATTENDEES: Please note, this is NOT the VMworld party.  This is a first-time joint collaboration with Tech Field Day and you should probably live within Boston area before committing to this event.  VMunderground rocks, but not maybe not enough to fly into Boston for.  😉

Huge thanks to Stephen Foskett of Gestalt IT for letting VMunderground co-sponsor this amazing event, as well as letting us use his photos!

VMworld 2009 Sunday Night Extravaganza

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When:

Sunday, August 30th 2009. 7-10PM

What:

It’s a party.  Now, don’t expect endless free booze and an eight course meal. There will be some food.  There may even be some drinks, but you’ll want to bring some money for beverages or a serious meal.  Try to win some prizes. Have a good time.  We’re looking forward to hanging out and getting a great start to what will be, we’re sure, a great week.

Technology talk and networking with your peers is strongly encouraged, however if you’re talking about a product you sell, you’re buying drinks (sponsoring vendors excluded of course), We will hear no excuses (seriously, we’ve worked out a deal for you to work it off in the kitchen). Vendor engineers are excluded from this rule again this year as they tend to be extremely funny after a few pints, and can’t help themselves.

Who:

You and about 150 of your fellow attendees.  Along with some vendor types raffling off some goodies.  It’s going to be a full on shindig.  If you want to be involved in the raffle however, you’re going to need to RSVP here.  Also, obviously, you need to be present to win.  I’m sure you can remember how annoying it is, standing there, hearing someone elses name win the prize you really want. Only they’re not there.  Annoying.  If you win something and you’re not there, we’ll find a way to embarass you.  Seriously.  So please, only RSVP if you’re planning on showing up.

Where:

We’ll be starting the evening @ the Thirsty Bear, we’ll be the geeks looking out of place.  Or if for some odd reason the entire bar is full of geek types, just ask for the “VMworld 2009 Sunday Night Warm Up Extravaganza”.  It’s a mouthful, but it’ll be worth it.

RSVP

As we’re flying by the seat of our pants here, if you’re planning on dropping by, we’d like to know!

Let us know you’ll be there and get your name in the raffle!

Please add your Contact information in the thread here and write how cool the sunday night warm up is going to be. And because we think dropbox (shameless link) is so awesome, if you submit your “statement of cool” in limerick form, you’ll get two entries in the raffle instead of one.

To much cool for one thread?  We think not.

Best limerick gets the “answered successfully” on the forum and wins a book TBA.  Names will be submitted for the raffle from the RSVP list on VMworld.com, so don’t forget to let us know you’re coming!

Here’s another link for the thread for those of you who missed the glaring hyperlink above:

http://vmworld.com/thread/2995

Let the world (at least the twitter world) know too

Yes – I’ll be there!

Nope – Not this year fellas…