The numbers of these large scale events are amazing. While the most important number is the 15,000+ customers, partners and others who attended – there are some other amazing numbers.
One amazing success this year was the EMC Hands-On-Labs (HoL). Here’s the tale of the tape – the infrastructure behind the scenes, which labs were the most popular, and customer feedback.
I want to put out my THANK YOU to the teams behind this – Simon Seagrave (of http://techhead.co fame) most of all who lead and championed the efforts. We took a different take on the HoL this year – teaming up with the VMware Nee team who have built a killer front-end for these sorts of events. Also, for each station, a team from the engineering team of the products represented and EMC SEs were the content champions and manned the labs. It’s a marathon to produce, and then a marathon to support (with a small number of folks wimping out and bailing, just like in a real marathon). Huge thanks to the VMware Nee team and to all of the lab content champions.
With the exception of Lab #3 (ViPR), the labs are immediately going into vLab. The ViPR lab (which was one of the most popular at the event!) will be up soon, but as we’re going through ViPR builds at the speed of light, will wait a little longer as we approach GA.
So – what goes into something this big and awesome? What are the numbers, the tale of the tape? How many miles did I walk at EMC World 2013? Read on….