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  • Simon Seagrave 6:26 pm on Friday 11 August 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers – VMworld Las Vegas (Saturday 26th August 2017) 

    vBeers VMworld 2016Hey Folks!

    It’s that time of the year again, and this year is no exception. 

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    UPDATE!

    THE RI RA PUB IS NOW CHARING US$150 PER PERSON ON THIS NIGHT, AS THEY ARE LIVE BROADCASTING THE MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT!

    THIS WASN’T ON THE ANNOUNCED WHEN THIS VBEERS FOR VMWORLD 2017 WAS FIRST PLANNED

    AS A RESULT WE ARE MOVING THIS COMMUNITY VBEERS EVENT OUT A NIGHT TO THE FOLLOWING EVENING:

    SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST

    FROM 6:30PM

    THE OFFICIAL VMWORLD “WELCOME RECEPTION” FINISHES IN THE SOLUTION EXCHANGE AT 7:30PM SO WHY NOT HEAD OVER TO MEET YOUR FELLOW vGEEKS AFTERWARDS?

    ALSO NOTE, THE vmUNDERGROUND EVENT IS ON DURING THIS EVENING, SO IF YOU’RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE A TICKET FOR THIS THEN I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO AND CHECK IT OUT.

    HOWEVER, IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TICKET THIS CASUAL VBEERS MEETUP IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE! 

    SIMON S.

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    With so many vGeeks descending on Vegas at the same time it’d be wrong not to have a vBeers get-together.

    So if you’re Las Vegas on the Saturday (26th August 2016) and feel like getting together with some fellow vGeeks to talk tech and to socialize head on down to the Ri Ra Irish Pub, which can be found in the Mandalay Bay hotel (details below).

    If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories.

    VMworld 2017 vBeers

    In true VMworld vBeers Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up at the Ri Ra Irish Pub, and enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food.  Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).

    Hope to see you there!

    Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

    Location: Ri Ra Irish Pub
    Address: Mandalay Place, 3930 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Date: Saturday 26th August 20167
    Time: 6:00 PM onwards

    vBeers VMworld 2016 Map
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    • Chris 12:47 pm on Wednesday 16 August 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Just a heads up for this one, not sure if you are aware but RiRa is the site of one of the closed circuit Mayweather vs. McGregor viewings and it is $150 cover to get in.

  • Simon Seagrave 12:23 pm on Thursday 18 August 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers – VMworld Las Vegas (Saturday, August 27 2016) 

    vBeers VMworld 2016It’s that time of the year again, and this year is no exception.  With VMworld’s one year break from San Francisco and the Moscone Centre we find ourselves at the most-excellent Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

    With so many vGeeks descending on Vegas at the same time it’d be wrong not to have a vBeers get-together.

    So if you’re Las Vegas on the Saturday (27th August 2016) and feel like getting together with some fellow vGeeks to talk tech and to socialize head on down to the Ri Ra Irish Pub, which can be found in the Mandalay Bay hotel (details below).

    If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories.

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    In true VMworld vBeers Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up at the Ri Ra Irish Pub, and enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food.  Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).

    Hope to see you there!

    Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

    Location: Ri Ra Irish Pub
    Address: Mandalay Place, 3930 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Date: Saturday 27th August 2016
    Time: 6:00 PM onwards

    vBeers VMworld 2016 Map
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  • Simon Seagrave 2:05 pm on Thursday 13 August 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2015 (Saturday 29th August 2015) 

    VMworld 2015 vBeers SFUSA vBeersVMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2014 was a great time with an awesome turnout so I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that passes, though still has the same great earthy community feel that it did during it’s first one back in 2009. 

    The VMworld San Francisco vBeers Tweetup will be held on Saturday 29th August, kicking off from 6:00pm.

    The vBeers Tweetup is intended as a way to relax, chill-out and catch up with friends, new and old.  If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories. In true Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up, enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food

    Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).  

    Where is this VMworld San Francisco 2014 vBeers Tweetup going to be held?

    vBeers VMworld 2015The venue for this VMworld vBeers Tweetup is back for a third time at “The Chieftain” Irish pub and restaurant, which has a great relaxed informal atmosphere with good food and drink.  Good news as they have free Wi-Fi, which will save all of you from overseas from clocking-up massive data bills on your Smart Phones.

    RSVP

    As for registering, no need – all you need to do is turn up, though if you’d like to RSVP to give me an idea of numbers and to let others know you are attending then please click here.  First come, first served with seating.

    Hope to see you there!  

    The Details Venue: The Chieftain

    Address: 198 5th Street @ Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Date: Saturday 23rd August 2014

    Time: 6:00PM

    Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

    Map:  Click the map below for more map details

     vBeers VMworld 2015 Map

     
  • Simon Seagrave 8:31 pm on Wednesday 6 August 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2014 (Saturday 23th August 2014) 

    USA vBeersVMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2013 was a great time with a great turnout so I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that passes, though still has the same great earthy community feel that it did during it’s first one back in 2009.

    vBeers VMworld 2014 San Francisco

    The VMworld San Francisco vBeers Tweetup will be held on Saturday 23rd August, kicking off from 6:00pm.

    The vBeers Tweetup is intended as a way to relax, chill-out and catch up with friends, new and old.  If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories.

    In true Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up, enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food.  Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).

     

    Where is this VMworld San Francisco 2014 vBeers Tweetup going to be held?

    vBeers VMworld 2013The venue for this VMworld vBeers Tweetup is back for a third time at “The Chieftain” Irish pub and restaurant, which has a great relaxed informal atmosphere with good food and drink.  Good news as they have free Wi-Fi, which will save all of you from overseas from clocking-up massive data bills on your Smart Phones.

    RSVP

    As for registering, no need – all you need to do is turn up, though if you’d like to RSVP to give me an idea of numbers and to let others know you are attending then please click here.  First come, first served with seating

    Hope to see you there!

     

    The Details

    Venue: The Chieftain

    Address: 198 5th Street @ Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Date: Saturday 23rd August 2014

    Time: 6:00PM

    Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

    Map:  Click the map below for more map details

    vBeers VMworld 2013 Map

     
  • Simon Seagrave 12:10 pm on Saturday 3 May 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New Web Host – Memset 

    vBeers Moving Web HostJust a quick blog post to let you know that due to flakey performance at our old web host (GoDaddy) I have now moved the vBeers website to a Memset Virtual Server.  I’ve been using a Memset Virtual Server for the past few years for my TechHead (.co) blog site and have found it decent, so hopefully we should find it the same for the vBeers site.

    However if you experience continuous poor performance from the vBeers site be sure to let me know (simon at techhead dot co dot uk), and I’ll see what I can do.

    Thanks for using vBeers and any ideas on how to enhance or improve the site let myself (Simon Seagrave) and the other Simon (Long) know.

     
  • Simon Seagrave 9:00 am on Thursday 6 March 2014 Permalink  

    Get your vGeek on with these Official vBeers Coasters 

    vBeers CoastersHere’s a bit of fun for all you vBeers organisers and attendees.  Over the past couple of years vBeers has gone from strength to strength, with vBeers gatherings being organised regularly the world over.  The purpose of vBeers is to bring together like-minded individuals working with virtualization and IT technologies to meet, discuss and make new contacts and friends in a relaxed “outside of work” environment, and free from vendor sales pressure.  What better place than a bar, pub, bbq or restaurant, whilst sipping your drink of choice (beer, wine, soft-drink, etc) and whilst eating with a few snacks.  It’s all about the vCommunity!

    In the interests of doing something fun and continuing with the theme of giving something back to the vCommunity I have designed and had created some unique vBeers.org beer coasters.

    Whilst at the London VMUG vBeers in mid-2012 a handful of fellow virtualization and storage bloggers expressed their interest in being involved.  So what better way than by having them join in with spreading the vBeers Coaster love, and kindly contributing towards the cost of having the vBeers Coasters created.  As you can see from the picture below, there is the vBeers logo on the front and on the rear of the coaster the logos of the bloggers who contributed towards the cost of having them created and sending these coasters out to the vBeers masses.

    vBeers Beer Mats

    I’m not sure how popular these vBeers coasters will be, though I personally think they’re pretty nifty and if nothing else are a bit of fun. They are also a good way of identifying other attending vGeeks in a crowd at a vBeers event – great to those first timers.

    I have kicked things off by having 500 coasters created – which makes them a highly collectable vGeek item.Winking smile

    Though if they prove popular I will have more created and open up the opportunity to other bloggers to have their blog’s logo emblazoned on the back of the vBeers coaster. I am considering doing some seasonable vBeers coasters as well so you can mix up your coasters to match the time of the year/season. Collect them, trade them with you friends…  or you could even put your beer/wine/soft drink (delete where applicable) glass on them – imagine that!

    How Do I Get My Hands On Them?

    If you arrange regular vBeers events and fancy some vBeers coasters to spice-up your next vBeers event(s) then get in touch with me (simon at techhead do co dot uk), letting me know where in the world you run your vBeers event and the address to send the vBeers coasters.  Depending on where you live there may be a small charge to cover postage.

    Anyway, I hope you like them and find them as much fun as I had designing them.Smile

    Acknowledgement: Thanks, to Jane, Simon, Alaric and the London VMUG team, as after seeing their London VMUG coasters finally spurred me into action to designing one for vBeers after a number of months of just thinking about it.

     
  • Simon Seagrave 6:24 pm on Tuesday 23 July 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers Tweetup – VMworld San Francisco 2013 (Saturday 24th August 2013) 

    VMworld 2013 vBeersUSA vBeersVMworld San Francisco is almost here again folks and it’s time for another vBeers Tweetup!  The last vBeers Tweetup from VMworld SF 2012 was a great time so I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without arranging another one.  The official vBeers tweetup goes from strength to strength and increases in popularity every year that passes, though still has the same great earthy community feel that it did during it’s first one back in 2009.

    The VMworld San Francisco vBeers Tweetup will be held on Saturday 24th August, kicking off from 6:00pm.

    The vBeers Tweetup is intended as a way to relax, chill-out and catch up with friends, new and old.  If you don’t know anyone attending then that doesn’t matter as your fellow vGeeks are a friendly welcoming bunch who also like to network, talk tech and share vStories.

    In true Tweetup tradition this vBeers Tweetup is not sponsored, it is a case of turning up, enjoying yourself and covering the cost of your own drinks and any food.  Vendor sponsored parties start the following day (Sunday).

    I’ll also be bringing along some vBeers coasters/beer-mats along with limited edition vBeers stickers.

     

    Where is this VMworld San Francisco 2013 vBeers Tweetup going to be held?

    vBeers VMworld 2013The venue for this VMworld vBeers Tweetup is back for a third time at “The Chieftain” Irish pub and restaurant, which has a great relaxed informal atmosphere with good food and drink.  Good news as they have free Wi-Fi, which will save all of you from overseas from clocking-up massive data bills on your Smart Phones.

    As for registering, no need – all you need to do is turn up, though if you’d like to RSVP to give me an idea of numbers please click here.  First come, first served with seating

    Hope to see you there!

    The Details

    Venue: The Chieftain

    Address: 198 5th Street @ Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Date: Saturday 24th August 2013

    Time: 6:00PM

    Twitter Hashtag:  #vBeers

    Map:  Click the map below for more map details

    vBeers VMworld 2013 Map

     
    • Matt V. 6:58 pm on Tuesday 23 July 2013 Permalink | Reply

      woot!

    • Jon H 8:06 pm on Tuesday 23 July 2013 Permalink | Reply

      vBeers VMworld…looking forward to it. 🙂

    • Angela A 7:32 pm on Wednesday 24 July 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Looking forward to it!

    • Kearstin B. 2:38 pm on Thursday 17 July 2014 Permalink | Reply

      2013 vBeers tweetup was awesome, even for those of us still on central time who showed up accidentally early and got to help fold shirts. 🙂 Looking forward to doing this again in 2014… We are doing this again, right?

      • Simon Seagrave 2:42 pm on Thursday 17 July 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Kearstin,

        We most definitely are, another VMworld San Francisco vBeers is planned. Wouldn’t be the same without one. 🙂

        Thanks for you help in folding the shirts last year, it was nice to meet you.

        Watch this space for details real soon! 🙂

        Cheers,

        Simon S.

        • David S 6:37 pm on Wednesday 22 July 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Are we doing vBeers at the Chieftain this year? I’m not seeing anything listed for VMWorld 2015. Need any help setting it up?

          • Simon Seagrave 9:00 am on Tuesday 4 August 2015 Permalink | Reply

            Hi David,

            Yes we certainly are. I’m just confirming details, though it will be back at the Chieftain again this year. Thanks for the help in setting it up, TBH things are pretty much done though I may take you up on the offer nearer the time – thank you. 🙂

            Hope to see you there.

            Simon

  • Simon Seagrave 5:42 pm on Wednesday 5 December 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Christmas vBeers – London (Wed 19th December 2012) 

    Christmas vBeers London 2012Ok folks, here it is!  The UK London Christmas vBeers for 2012.  Alaric Davies (of London VMUG fame) and I were talking and felt that a Christmas vBeers was in order.  As a side note, we haven’t had as many vBeers events in London this year, though I’m hoping to change this in 2013 and re-introduce a more regular get-together.

    So… if you’re in the UK and will be in London on Wednesday 19th December come and join in the Christmas vGeek festivities.  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet existing vFriends, meet new folk to share your virtualization stories and experiences with, and to also network (non cabling variety).

    We’re going to hold it in the old ‘The Cittie of Yorke’ pub which is placed centrally to both London’s West End and The City. This venue serves a fine of selection of English beers along with soft drinks and bar snacks.  Chances are that we will end up going for a curry afterwards.

    Christmas vBeers[6]Location: The ‘Cittie of Yorke’, London
    Address: 22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BS, Map: here
    Date: Wednesday 19th December 2012
    Time: From 6:00pm

     

    Confirmed so far:

    – Alaric Davies (London VMUG Head Honcho)

    – Simon Gallagher (vTardis Time Lord & vinf)

    – Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

     

    Hope to see you there and spread the word!

     
    • Alex Galbraith 10:31 am on Thursday 6 December 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Will be in my second week of a new job then, but will do my best to attend if I can be in London that day…

  • Simon Seagrave 3:40 pm on Thursday 30 June 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers – London (Thursday 7th July 2011) 

    It’s that time again foks!  The London vBeers will be held on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6pm in ‘The Cittie of Yorke’ pub which is placed centrally to both London’s West End and The City. This venue serves a fine of selection of English beers along with soft drinks and bar snacks.

    London vBeers

     

    Location: The ‘Cittie of Yorke’, London
    Address: 22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BS, Map: here
    Date: First Thursday of every month
    Time: 6:00pm

     

    See you there!

     
    • Keith Humphreys 7:07 pm on Thursday 30 June 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Looking fwd to it!

    • James 8:47 am on Monday 4 July 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll be there!

    • EV_Simon 11:22 am on Monday 4 July 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is this definitely on? bearing in mind the following week is #LonVMUG??

      • Jane Rimmer 8:52 pm on Monday 4 July 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Simon, yes once quarter we end of with vBeers and LonVMUG twice in one month!

        • TechHead 6:37 am on Tuesday 5 July 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Unfortunately due to a last minute work commitment out of town I’ll be unable to make it this month, also to the VMUG vBeers the following week. I know Simon Long will also be away for work as well. 🙁 I definitely plan to be there for next month’s vBeers in August however. 🙂

          Just to confirm: We always keep the ‘First Thursday of every month’ schedule even on months where the London VMUG falls so as to avoid any confusion month to month and also for those people who can’t make it along to the VMUG.

    • Ray Heffer 1:26 pm on Tuesday 5 July 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll be there with my pal virtual Simon (he is not really called that, but thought he should be!). This will be my first vBeer’s 🙂

  • Simon Seagrave 8:45 pm on Tuesday 22 March 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    vBeers–Special London Event (Thurs 24th March) 

    Ok folks, we have a special vBeers event this month that is definitely worth attending.  Firstly however just to confirm, the schedule of the vBeers London event being the first Thursday of every month still stands though after speaking with my friend Mr StorageBod he informed me of an extra special Storage Beers (#StorageBeers) event this week which sees the Infosmack crew, Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley over from the good ole US of A.  In fact there is talk that an episode of Infosmack may be recorded live from this get together which will no doubt be entertaining.

    After speaking with StorageBod further it was decided that this was a good opportunity to also bring the virtualization community into the mix and incorporate a vBeers at the same time.  So keep the following date, time and bat channel free to come meet, mingle and chat with your fellow Storage, Virtualization and Infosmack enthusiasts.  As always vBeers is an open invite for anyone to attend including vendors (leave your sales hats at the door).  Smile

    See you there!

    When: Thursday 24th March

    Where: The Golden Fleece (City of London)

    Map: (Click to enlarge)

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    Twitter Hashtag: #vBeers

     
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