I’ve been finding it increasingly harder to fit in vCatchup interviews with my day job, but recently I had the opportunity to attend VMworld Barcelona where I had the chance to interview a few people. Although the frequency has dropped due to the constraints I enforce on making vCatchup (i.e. face-to-face interviews) I hope the quality of the content still comes through and validates the lack of consistency.
My next vCatchup of 2013 is with a very special guest ‘GS’ Gurusimran Khalsa @gurusimran who is now part of the Technical Marketing Team at VMware, he’s also a member of the vBrownBag @vBrownBag crew. I’d just like to thank GS for contributing to this podcast, Thanks GS!
What is vCatchup? vCatchup is basically an interview where two people get together and chew the fat about what’s current in the industry, what’s going on in the community and where things appear to be going. I try and set 5/6 questions to give a framework to the interview. While the 2012 vCatchup’s we a look back on what had happened in 2012, the 2013 interviews are very much about looking forward and cover topics like predictions, Software Defined Networking and VMUG commitments. With the vCatchup it is my intention to seek the opportunity to interview a wide range of people from well know international guests to locals who have already began establishing a community presence for themselves.
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Here’s the list of questions we covered:
1. What’s your typical VMworld look like, how has it changed since you joined vBrownBag?
2. What’s your experience of being a VMUG leader tell us why this is and tell us about your best experience?
3. Tell us about what you are working on at VMware and what prompted your move from an integrator to a vendor?
4. What VMware product are you focused on and what’s lead you to this?
5. Tell us about your home lab, how do you ‘get your hands on the tools’?
6. Tell us about your new podcast ‘Virtualisation User’?
Thanks for viewing/listening to this series of interviews, and don’t forget, please spread the good word of the vCatchup!