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 :
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
The Storage Architect Gestalt IT
EtherealMind Bas Raayman
Renegade’s Technical Diatribe
Musings of Rodos
John HicksonStudio Sysadmins
StorageNerve Gestalt IT
Nigel PoultonRuptured Monkey
Breathing Data Gestalt IT
Robin Harris StorageMojo
Virtualization Review Tech Republic
Stephen Foskett GestaltIT Sfoskett
Next up (in no particular order) the Sponsors:
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])
The following sponsors will not be presenting, but they have offered to provide support for other portions of the event:
Finally the Agenda: