VMUG Iceland

Im one of the first VMUG leaders in Iceland and I have been following the VMUG community for the last few years, and always wondered if there would be an interest in such meetups in Iceland.

After talking with my friends, Preben from Veeam last year and Marteinn I was convinced the only way to find out how big of an interest there would be was just to establish and host a VMUG IS. So during VMworld 2014, Marteinn visited the VMUG booth and had talks with the people from VMUG and that was the start of the journey. We had a talk with our good friend Larus to become on of the founding fathers of VMUG IS and he was in. Few weeks later, Marteinn and I meet Haslund from VMUG DK over “few” beer’s in Iceland and during a talk about VMUG and he invited us to come to Denmark and visit there Febuary VMUG meeting on Febuary 19. (more about that later)

So the first meeting will be hosted for free in Kex Hostel Reykjavik thanks to our good sponsors and I think we have a good line of speekers for the first meeting.

16:45 – 17:00 – Reception @ Kex Hostel
17:00 – 17:10 – Welcome note from the VMUG Iceland leaders, Marteinn, Lárus and Ólafur.
17:10 – 17:40 – VMware – Robert – Welcome note from VMware, What‘s new from VMware
17:40 – 18:00 – Community session, – Finnur from Islandsbanki – Recent redesign on their vSphere installation
18:00 – 18:50 – PernixData Presentation – Frank – FVP technical briefing
18:50 – 19:10 – Break
19:10 – 19:30 – Lightning talks , – Home labs, – Rasmus & Preben
19:30 – 20:20 – Veeam Presentation – Preben
20:20 – 20:30 – Giveaways

20:30 – xx:xx – PernixData sponsored vBeer @ Kex restaurant/pub – (same floor as the event)

As from today, we have 26 people registered for the event and month to go! I think that is realy good for a small country like Iceland.

If you are intrested in joining our first VMUG IS the signup here or join our Facebook page


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Olafur Helgi Haraldsson (Oli)
Virtualization Engineer (vExpert/VCP5/VCAP5-DCA/VMCE) @advania_is
Also a VMUG leader in Iceland.


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