Last Thursday we had our inaugural Nutanix User Group Meeting. After Sibo Attema said why don’t we have one in the Netherlands last fall I jumped on it and together we made sure to have a great day. Originally it was planned to take place at the new Dutch Nutanix offices but the move sadly couldn’t be completed in time so we moved to the Novotel right across the road from the old office in Hoofddorp. Out of 40 sign ups we had 26 people who showed up and that’s very good for a free and first event in my opinion. Add all the Nutanix people who dropped in and the room was packed!
This was our schedule for the day:
- Opening (Wouter Kursten (AnylinQ) & Sibo Attema (Wetterskip Fryslan))
- Update from Nutanix (Martijn Bosschaart)
- How to Design a 5000 High-Performance Horizon View Environment, Michael Wilmsen, NTC
- How to adopt data science into your business, Merijn van der Roest (Anchorman, Kennisnetwerk Data Science Noord-Nederland)
- Experience at the NPX Bootcamp, Vishwapreet Mahabir (PQR)
- How to Automate Planned and Unplanned Failovers in a Twin Datacenter Scenario with Nutanix and VMware, Rob Maas (On2It)
- Closing and price drawing
- Drinks & Networking
This doesn’t list the coffee breaks or the Login Techcast crew that paid us a visit and recorded some interviews.
Content wise I think we had a good mix of topics with the Data Science as a good alternative to to pure tech talks. It’s awesome to see what can be done with all the data we constantly generate. There was a lot of interaction with the audience which was very good to see, we also might have managed to convince a couple of people to speak at the next event. The next won’t be a full day event but most probably an afternoon somewhere in the fall.
If you are interested in presenting than please contact me or Sibo and I will always make sure that there is a free spot for someone presenting for the very first time! There is no better place to give presenting a try than at User Groups because no one will judge you on it. The worst thing to happen is that you will learn and improve!
I want to thank Martijn Bosschaart, Danielle Tomakin and Brittany Hoisington for their great support!