Ok so Voting is now closed, hopefully the sessions that you voted for will be accepted and we will be all happy, but some how I do not think that will be the case, once again the party will be overburdened with Vendors plying thinly disguised sales pitches and VCE staff toeing the company line.
To be truthful I was disappointed with the sessions this year, not the content or subjects, but the presenters.
if you removed EMC or VMware there would have been hardly any submissions that made it through to the voting stage. Now whether that was an indication of lack of external content submission, or more an indication of a Machiavellian plot to reject not VCE content before voting I cannot say.
Another thing that annoyed me this year has been the blatant hi-jacking of popular independent content and repackaging it with VCE Staff.
Point in case, the Storage Super-Heavyweight Challenge, run by Cody Bunch, with a number of senior Storage bods you may have heard of, Chad Sacac, Vaughn Stewart etc. it extremely similar to and Q and A session run by Rick Sherver (EMC) containing wait for it, yep, Chad and Vaughn,
Another one:- The Annual Ask the Experts, staffed by senior Bloggers, has also been hijacked.
One of the things I loved about VMworld was that it was Pseudo Independent. The little guy had a chance to have his say and do his session.
I wait with baited breath to see how many of those session are not staffed by VCE personal.