GestaltIT Tech Field Day!
Tomorrow night I am heading out to Silicon Valley to attend an invitation only Tech Field Day organized by GestaltIT. Never heard of Tech Field Day? Understandable, this is the first one! Organized by GestaltIT’s founder, Stephen Foskett and inspired by the HP Tech Field Day, this will be a unique event to which independent bloggers like myself, will be given up close and personal access to some great hardware, software and services provided by a select few vendors. I would imagine the hopes for the companies are to expose people via social media to their products and services in a very targeted way. The hope for me is to learn about some new tech and meet some fellow bloggers and engineers to learn a few new tricks from! I am really looking forward to this event!
The 2 day event starts tomorrow and already there has been significant buzz about it within our virtual blogosphere. Here’s the skinny on it :
I’ll start with the Attendees : John Obeto Next up (in no particular order) the Sponsors: The following sponsors will not be presenting, but they have offered to provide support for other portions of the event: Finally the Agenda:
This will be my first opportunity to meet most in real life but have been reading many of their blogs for a while and get a feeling that this will be a very technical group. Stephen has pulled together a group of people from varied technical backgrounds (Networking, Storage, Virtual) and geographic locations (East Coast, West Coast, England and Australia to name a few)!
VM /ETC Gestalt IT RBrambley Chris Evans The Storage Architect Gestalt IT ChrisMEvans Greg Ferro EtherealMind Gestalt IT EtherealMind Bas Raayman Renegade’s Technical Diatribe BasRaayman Rod Haywood Musings of Rodos Rodos Greg Knieriemen Storage Monkeys Knieriemen Absolutely Windows JohnObeto Devang Panchigar StorageNerve Gestalt IT StorageNerve Nigel Poulton Ruptured Monkey NigelPoulton Ed Saipetch Breathing Data Gestalt IT EdSai Rick Vanover Virtualization Review Tech Republic RickVanover
Stephen Foskett GestaltIT Sfoskett
Although, lesser known companies for me and I am excited to find out what each can bring to a virtual environment. Personally, I am very interested in seeing Data Robotics’ DroboPro which is a low cost VMware Certified iSCSI SAN since I am currently in the process of rebuilding my lab. (These would be AWESOME take homes! [Hint, Hint])
Next up (in no particular order) the Sponsors:
The following sponsors will not be presenting, but they have offered to provide support for other portions of the event:
Finally the Agenda: