Welcome to #Blogtober 2018! If you haven’t noticed yet, Matt Heldstab’s annual call for people to stop slacking and put thoughts to paper is alive! Read more about it here: http://tcwd.net/vblog/2018/09/03/blogtober-2018-tech-edition-its-baaack/ There’s still ample time to register, so just do it k?

Today is a short entry, but a time sensitive one. We have two free events, one multi-city and one virtual next week. Most importantly, the multi-city comes to my hometown Pittsburgh this Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 3: PKS Workshop at Alloy 26, North Shore, 12pm to 3pm. This event is catered to VMware administrators who may need to start working with Kubernetes/containers in the near future. I want to make sure it’s on your calendar this week; I will be attending as well. Registration link: https://pages.cloud.vmware.com/pksworkshop2018

Please note - the registration link offers many cities and there’s ample opportunity for everyone in the vCommunity to attend one of these events. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of free training in your city!

October 3 – Pittsburgh, PA 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alloy26 100 South Commons Pittsburgh, PA 15212

October 4 – Columbus, OH 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Athletic Club 126 E Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215

October 5 – Cincinnati, OH 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fretboard Brewing Company 5800 Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242

October 11 - Austin, Texas 8:30 am – 12:00 pm VMware Office 3900 N. Capital of Texas Highway 5th Floor Austin, TX 78746

October 16 – Los Angeles, California 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm InterContinental Los Angeles, Century City 2151 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

October 30 - Houston, Texas 8:30 am – 12:00 pm JW Marriott Houston 5150 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77056

Tuesday, October 9: vForum online! #vForumOnline is the hashtag on Twitter. If you couldn’t attend VMworld, this is the closest to it. This event is online and all afternoon. I’ll actually be helping this event in one of the chat rooms, so if you find me please say hi!

Register here https://secure.vmware.com/47540_vFO_REG?src=EventsListings
Here’s the agenda http://resellerideas.com/vmware/agenda/2018vForumFALL-TRACK.pdf

These are both free events that anyone can attend. Please forward them on to colleagues or friends.

That’s it for the first #Blogtober post. Please let me know any questions, and see you all soon!