Little Hack

VMworld US 2017 Hackathon

After VMworld 2017’s Hackathon, I had an itch.  I liked it, I loved it, I wanted more of it.  Can I wait another year to participate?  Wait, why am I waiting?  We can do this as much as we want.  All we need is a space and some help from the Pittsburgh and Western PA VMUG (@wpvmug).

1.1 now we begin….

Through some slack conversations on VMware code, Ariel Sanchez @arielsanchezmor was willing to provide space and some small lab equipment.  For our first session on Friday, September 15, 2017, we are going to get together to communicate, discuss concepts, and with any luck write some code.  As a note, this is not a traditional VMUG meeting with a sponsor.  As this matures, we may have an opportunity to bring in some speakers that fit the session format.

Event Details

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 P.M. til Whenever.

Location: Morrow Park City Apartments, 5250 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh PA.

Parking: Street Parking is free after 6:00 PM

Equipment: A couple NUCs and a gig switch.  Thank you, Ariel Sanchez @arielsanchezmor for providing the space and equipment.

What to bring: All you need to bring is yourself and a laptop.  If you have a Github account, it would help us to share our code with the larger VMUG @myVMUG community.

It’s our hopes, that the attendees will bring some real-world issues based on their environment and/or a passion to learn something new about the technology that we all work in. There is no need to know how to code anything.  Each attendee will provide substance to this session.

There are no rules and no need to know concepts, coding languages, best practices, etc… Attendees will have an equal say in the work for the night.  Each attendee has the ability to provide substance to our process.

We only have one goal when starting this venture.  Have fun.  As the sessions get more refined, we will certainly expand the goals, but as attendees increase and goals change, I hope that we can keep this at the center.

I hope to some of my fellow peers at this Friday’s session.  If you miss it, don’t panic we are working to make this a regularly occurring session.

Based on the excitement surrounding the Hackathon, it seems that this concept may end up being a global VMware Hackathon community organized event with all the bells and whistles.  Until then, we will be using #PGHlittlehack for social media post.

If you have any questions, please contact Carl Capozza @carlcapozza or Ariel Sanchez @arielsanchezmor.