The spring conference season continues with HPE Discover next month, and the vBrownBag TechTalks will make their first appearance at Discover this year. We are starting small, just four hours of TechTalk stage time at Discover US this year, and we would like to invite you to present a vBrownBag TechTalk at HPE Discover. If you already know about our TechTalks and will be at Discover, then drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a TechTalk. If you are less familiar, then read on, and I will explain all.
We will be live-streaming the TechTalks, the schedule will fill out on this page.
What is vBrownBag?
We are a group of data center infrastructure specialists who create free video training to help other data center infrastructure specialists get better at their job or find a new job. We have a website at vbrownbag.com and a YouTube channel at youtube.com/vbrownbag as well as a podcast on iTunes. We have a weekly podcast where we record an hour of video training for the iTunes feed and YouTube. There are also podcasts in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, as well as ones in EMEA and APAC time zones. We target much of the training at industry certifications, but there is a lot of general data center, and product focused education, all of it is free to consume.
What is a vBrownBag TechTalk?
A TechTalk is a shorter presentation, usually 12 minutes long, that you deliver for a live audience at a conference. The presentation is often live-streamed and always recorded for posting to the YouTube channel. You will use our laptop for your presentation, if you can do a live demonstration with our laptop, then that is even better. You don’t have to use the laptop; you can just explain your topic to the audience or have a colleague join you for a conversation on camera. TechTalks should be relevant to data center professionals, people who design, build, and maintain systems in data center or clouds, they are our primary audience. You might show them how to solve a particular problem or help them to understand what data center technology will look like in the future. When you talk about your product, assume that the audience has already bought the product, this is not a place where glossy sales and marketing presentations do well.
Here are a couple of examples of popular TechTalks:
- Trevor Roberts Jr — Vagrant Up with VMware This was recorded in 2013 and has been watched over 4,000 times.
- Mikkel Naesager – How to convince your boss new hardware is a good idea This one is from VMworld last year