Virtual Design Master Live at Interop

As we wind up to the final planning days for Virtual Design Master at Interop, it is getting very exciting to see all of the planning come together.  Not only are we going to be running our vDM Live from the Expo Floor in booth 1007 in Las Vegas, but we will be featuring additional community presentations from the venue and streamed live online!

Fun Prizes and a Welcome Back to Chris Wahl

We are especially excited to have have Chris Wahl of rejoining the Virtual Design Master team as a panel judge for the vDM Live at Interop.  Chris was a part of our premiere vDM event in season 1 and has been a great supporter of our community.


Our first place participant will get a $500 prize from Rene Van Den Bedem (aka VCDX133) and our second place participant will receive a $250 prize from the Virtual Design Master team.

Both of our finalists will also receive a networking book of their choice from a great collection including the Chris Wahl and Steve Pantol book Networking for VMware Administrators care of the Virtual Design Master Team.  This is also just the start.  We will be adding some other fun prizes leading up to the launch of the event, so you have to be in it to win it!  Register with the nice shiny red button below and select Interop as your event.


3 Awesome Days – 2 Fun Challenges

The format for vDM Live at Interop will be a 2-part challenge.  Participants will receive their challenge on Tuesday  at 4:00 PM Pacific time.  From there, the participants have until 10:oo AM Pacific time to submit their solution.  They will defend their design live at 1:00 PM Pacific time and the finalists will be chosen to move on to the final challenge.

The final challenge will be delivered the following day by 10:00 AM Pacific time.  Live defense of the final challenge will take place at 1:00 PM Pacific time, where we will select our Virtual Design Master for the first ever networking-oriented vDM event.


The quick challenges will be exciting, and this gives an opportunity for participants to show their networking chops to the Virtual Design Master community.

Networking for All – Everyone is Welcome

The goal of the Virtual Design Master is to offer opportunities for newcomers to a technology to open new doors and push themselves to be able to grow their skills in new areas.  If you are just getting started with networking and virtualization, don’t be afraid to jump on in.  This is a great venue to expand your community, add to your skills, and have a lot of fun at the same time!

Sign ups for the event will be continuing this week and the event page at will be updated with details and logistics as we lead up to the event.

So what are you waiting for?  Sign up and join the fun!



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