I want to truly thank Greg Stuart and the sponsors (Veeam, XSigo, and Symantec) for the opportunity to participate and win the contest!
Although I was able to attend VMworld 2009, I was not able to make VMworld 2010 due to my son being born around that timeframe.
So, a year has almost gone by and although I was wanting to attend VMworld 2011, I procrastinated a little bit and realized it may not be a possibility.
I decided to enter into the vdestination.com VMworld 2011 giveaway and crossed my fingers.
I’m not a lucky guy in the sense that I usually win contests or giveaways so it was a long shot for me.
Luckily enough, the stars aligned right and Greg picked my name (http://vimeo.com/26855431) from the bowl out of many participants in the contest. I didn’t know about the win until this morning while waiting in the Houston airport for a flight to San Francisco. My flight was delayed, so I was catching up on email and twitter when I noticed a CONGRATS from Greg W. Stuart. It really didn’t phase me at first. Then, I checked my email and saw another CONGRATS. At that point, I’m sure I was glassy eyed and like WTF is going on?? I had the biggest grin on my face! People in the crowded airport probably thought I was crazy.
Until just a few minutes ago (10 hours later), I saw for the first time the drawing on video. My iphone wouldn’t play the video. Now that I’ve been able to see it on my laptop, that’s been the highlight of my evening!
You can see the details and video of the contest on Greg’s blog:
I look forward to VMWorld 2011, many of the events involved, meeting Greg and sponsors, seeing vfriends and meeting new acquintances!