Pack your bags, double up on shoes and leave room for swag, it’s time for VMworld 2013, and Team Cisco Data Center has a lot going on. For a full round up of our show presence, this: http://www.cisco.com/go/vmworld

Yes, that is a tower of real bacon at #vBacon.
Yes, that is a tower of real bacon at #vBacon.

Now for the the behind the scenes look. First, follow @CiscoDC and #ciscovmw for all Cisco-flavored information from the show. This year’s Roving Reporter duties will be most ably handled by Scott Hanson (@CiscoServerGeek). Follow Scott for up to the minute geek’s-eye views on what’s happening.

We are also welcoming Maish Saidel-Keesing (@maishsk), one of five Cisco vExperts, who will be leading a talk through our #vBrownBag sponsorship. Details pending–we’ll update you as we have the specifics.

Now for the calendar of events, with a little surprise for everyone reading. We are proud sponsors of VMunderground, one of the very hot tickets in town. We have 5 wristbands to give away to our loyal EngineersUnplugged.com viewers. Here’s how: Tweet a link to your favorite #EngineersUnplugged episode to @CiscoDC by midnight EST on Monday, 8/19/2013. We’ll draw 5 names out of the hat. Good luck and happy viewing.


Sunday, August 25:

#v0dgeball: Great competition for a great cause. Cisco is the proud sponsor of two teams this year, vBacon, a team composed of players from across our DC ecosystem; and the CloudBunnies, who like to lean in while pelting their opponents with dodgeballs. All funds raised go to support Wounder Warrior Project. Please come out and cheer us on! 2-4 pm PST, SOMA Rec Center.

Yes, it's an actual charity dodgeball match! Come out to donate and cheer us on!
Yes, it’s an actual charity dodgeball match! Come out to donate and cheer us on!

VMunderground: One of the premier technologist events at VMworld, Cisco is the Networking Sponsor this year. 8-11 pm PST, Terra Gallery

Monday, August 26 – Wednesday, August 28:

Stop by booth 1005 to say hello and pick up your “I Speak Geek” button. While supplies last, and they might not. We will also be filming EngineersUnplugged.com episodes on location and drafting passersby for interviews with our Roving Reporter.

Multilingual? Get your geek button on.
Multilingual? Get your geek button on.

Booth Demos include:

  • Cloud and Infrastructure Management/ Multi-Cloud and DevOps Solution Accelerators
  • Cisco UCS Director for Converged Infrastructure Management
  • Simplify, Optimize and Automate with Dynamic Fabric Automation
  • Cisco ONE Controller
  • Unified Fabric

Tuesday, August 27:

#vBacon: Accept no imitations! By popular demand, we’re back at Cable Car City Pub from 10-midnight, with bacon. There are a few surprises to be had this year, so come by to find out more and to hang out with your community.

I look forward to seeing you there–come say hi or Tweet my way: @CommsNinja. Come find me so you can #showyoursticker!

Need a sticker? Ask me for one! #showyoursticker #CiscoUCS
Need a sticker? Ask me for one! #showyoursticker #CiscoUCS