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.
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:
We’re looking forward to seeing you this year again at the Mother of All vBeers, stay tuned for more details!
unofficial vmworld party as a service provider
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!
Additional Registration details can be found here: Golden Ticket Update!
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!
Judging by the questions Brian, Theron and I are receiving on Twitter, email and in the men’s restroom, there is some keen interest on when tickets for the 2012 VMunderground WuPaaS (Warm-up Party as a Service) will be available. So this blog post was necessary to communicate our intentions and to provide you instructions on how to get signed up AND how to be a responsible attendee of the party.
1. Physical Requirement
Make sure you can physically be in San Francisco on Sunday, August 26, at Jillian’s near the Moscone Center by 8 PM. The party goes from 8 PM to 11 PM.
2. Ticket Required
If you satisfy condition #1, then know that you’ll need to have a ticket to gain entry to the WuPaaS event or be invited by one of our magnanimous sponsors.
3. Ticket Registration
Ticket registration will go live at Wednesday, August 1, 3:00 PM CDT (Chicago summer time) on EventBrite: http://wupaas2012.eventbrite.com/ – Have your credit card in hand and ready.
4. Why is there a fee to a free party?
In the past we’ve had issues with people snapping up tickets for others and sometimes they didn’t end up showing up. Or they requested more tickets than they needed. Our solution good, bad or ugly is to use the EventBrite features to take a small donation. 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.
This year, For VMworld US 2012 100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to Save the Bay.
5. Tickets will go fast!!!
Last year we sold out about 300 tickets in 5 minutes or so. This year we have an even bigger venue so we’re targeting about 400 tickets for general giveaway, but even with the credit card addition on the sign-up form, we’re expecting these tickets to go quickly.
What if I don’t get a ticket, I’m on vacation or my dog died?
Please check in with our sponsors as they sometimes will offer a contest for a ticket. Also, with a bigger venue and bigger pool of attendees, there will likely be a better chance to walk-up and gain entry once the deadline for ticketed entry has been reached. Last year we had quite a few walk-ups and I don’t think many (if any) were turned away. If ticker holders aren’t there by 8:15 PM, whoever is in line gets in. Since the venue is smack dab in the middle of VMworld City and near most of your hotels, you don’t have anything to lose by showing up for a chance to the party. Worst case scenario you will meet some good folks in line and your can all go hit a local pub in the area if you can’t get in.
If you fly in late, don’t waste your time with a ticket. Just show up and crash the party late.