VMware Explore 2024

Why I enjoy going to VMware Explore. First as a Customer. Now as a Employee.

“Innovate like a startup, deliver like an enterprise” - Pat Gelsinger

VMware Explore 2024

Website: VMware Explore 2024.
Las Vegas Date: August 26 – 29, 2024
The Venetian Convention and Expo Center
Registration is open!

Why Attend

When I was a VMware Customer, I tried to go to VMware Explore every year. Here is a list of reasons why I enjoyed the conference:

  • To meet other people in the same field as myself. Exchange stories, ideas, contact information, etc.. The Community side of the event alone, is worth the cost to go.
  • To attend sessions that are done by people that you follow their blogs or socials, is an exciting experience.
  • The Key Note Sessions get you excited to see what is coming with the next releases of the VMware Products.
  • Vendor Parties are a great way to meet people and have good food and drink.
  • Other Highlights for evening Parties for me:
    • vExpert Party
    • VMUG Party
    • Event Concert on the last night (Black Keys Concert was my favorite)

As a Employee my reasons are different to attend. Here is a list:

  • To meet people in person that I work with everyday. We are located across the country and don’t get to meet in person. Even if we went into a office everyday, we would never get to meet.
  • Get Sessions accepted and share the knowledge with the products I work with every day. I like doing presentations on the Automation, Monitoring and Logging Products.
  • I like to participate in the Hackathon that is part of the conference. In 2023 my Team received 2nd place.


I submitted a couple sessions that hope get accepted in 2024, Fingers Crossed. One session I will be presenting with a customer, and 2 sessions I included TAMs to present with me. I am excited about the topics. When the sessions get announced, check back on this blog. I will update what was accepted.

My favorite places to eat or things to do while at VMware Explore:

Eating - Paces that I have gone and enjoyed:

Things to do that I have done and enjoyed:

Links to resources discussed is this Blog Post:

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