First Conference Talk Accepted

There are a lot of reasons as to why you would want to speak at a conference. It could be community interest, building your brand or trying to get your product known across the audience. Perhaps you are trying to recruit people for your company. Or you are simply trying…

Developer Relations: What is it?

Technology evolves fast. Faster than we could have ever imagined. As tech continues to grow, different sectors within get bigger — and move farther apart. This isn’t the only side effect of continuous growth: software becomes more complicated by the day. Both these things are amazing as they bring more…

VMUG Playbook: Honour and Recognize Members

This is the seventh and final post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how keeping your members engaged and informed between meetings will make them feel connected and eager to stay involved. My seven-part series on developing your user group: VMUG Playbook:…

VMworld 2019: VMware Tanzu

This week is VMworld, which is taking place in San Francisco. It's good to be back at the Moscone center, but I will miss Las Vegas as I always seem to get reach my step goal of over 10,00 steps per day. VMworld has been away from San Francisco…

VMUG Playbook: Connecting Out of The Routine Schedule

This is the sixth post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post I shared with you how to work with your sponsors and help them fine tune their message so it can be relevant and the most impactful to your audience. My seven part series…

VMUG Playbook: Make it Memorable for the Guest Speaker

This is the second post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how starting a user group is hard but building relationships with your members and going beyond “faces in seat’s” with fuel your growth. My seven part series on developing your…

VMUG Playbook: Relationship is Everything

I was the Toronto VMware user group (VMUG) leader from 2010 till about 2017/18 and over time, along with Mike Preston and Eric Wright we developed the Toronto VMUG into a community of deep connections, spirited community discussions and above all a place where people came to learn and…