#vDM30in30 Day 6 – DFW VMUG 2016



The DFW VMUG is a community of great folks and I am honored and grateful to serve them.  I want to thank Brad Christian the DFW VMUG President for his many years of service and my co-leaders for all their hard work and dedications.  The 2016 DFW VMUG Leadership team compromise the following leaders for 2016.


  • Brad Christian
  • John McConnell
  • Brian Nelson
  • Wayne Conrad, Jr.
  • Wences Michel
  • James Bowling
  • Francis Dogbey

The DFW VMUG is one of the larger VMUGs in the USA and our UserCon Registration over the last 2 year has been over 700.  We meet quarterly and hold our UserCon in September normally after the US VMworld.

This year’s UserCon keynote speaker was Scott Lowe from VMware and our theme revolved around the Full Stack Engineer based on his keynote. Scott Lowe will discuss his views around the future of IT professionals and the “Full Stack Journey.”

Full stack meaning having breadth for providing secure compute, storage and network skills.  Continuous learning and broadening your horizons by having both depth and breadth.  No one can know it all but one can be an expert in one or two things and understand the enterprise architecture and how things are integrated.  To break down silo’s and to take a step back and look at the whole solution including server, network and storage.  Understanding business requirements and to facilitate a holistic solution  utilizing the right people, process and technologies.



  • Live Full Stack Journey podcast recording
  • Live 1 on 1 Career Development Sessions
  • Full Stack Engineer sessions
  • Hands on Labs
  • Educational sessions by VMware, Partners, and Customer Case Studies

About wmichel

Cloud Architect, NetApp A-Team, vExpert, VMUG Leader, AWS-SAA, TOGAF, ITIL, CISSP, USMC, Mariachi, Gaucho-Texano & Dad A seasoned architect and technologist at heart that loves innovation and playing with cloud computing, data center virtualization, operating systems, and information security.
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