VMware User Group Northwest event round up

It was a pleasure to be a part of the latest VMware User Group (VMUG) meet up in Manchester last week. Northwest UK Group Leader Nathan Byrne presided over a packed timetable of training and talks that culminated in the vBeers social evening at Tiger Tiger.

During his presentation, 1st Easy director Steve Bell recounted a history of computing from his “card-punching” days working with the IBM mainframes of the late ’70s, through to opportune meetings with the founders of Netscape and Google investors, right up to the cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service arrangements that he’s involved with today.

Steve Bell chats with VMUG members after his presentation

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VMware User Group event, 26th March: cloud, VMware, super cars…

We’re taking our cloud seminar on the road again — this time we’re very much looking forward to being part of the line up at VMUG Northwest which takes place on Wednesday 26th March at the Crowne Plaza Manchester. And yes, we did mention super cars!

In his talk “From waterwheels to cloud” 1st Easy co-founder and managing director Steve Bell will be revealing the link between water-powered industries of days gone by, and the modern day, technology-driven enterprise. And there will be plenty of time for questions and answers as we break out to Tiger Tiger in Manchester city centre, for the 1st Easy-sponsored vBeers evening.

Win an Audi R8 and Impreza STi driving experience

Win an Audi R8 and Impreza STi driving experience

As part of the afternoon, we’ll also be holding a free prize draw for attendees to win a Drive Me experience at Stafford. The winner (picked on the day) will get the chance to drive a 187mph Audi R8 and World Rally Championship winning Subaru Impreza STi.

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