Update: This raffle has already ended. You can, however, check out my post on some tips and tricks for VMworld here: Why Your Presence at VMworld Will Help You in Your Career or see details about VMUG Advantage which gives you an additional discount of $100 for VMworld pass – VMUG is Free, but VMUG Advantage With EVAL Experience is Better for a Reasonable $200/Year.
VMware HOL organizes a raffle which will end in about a week (24th of May). You can win a trip to VMworld US or Europe (your choice) by taking a HOL lab. Not only a trip to VMworld but all-expenses paid (travel and hotel).
The announcement says “Take any eligible Hands-on Lab and enter to win an all-expenses-paid trip to VMworld US or Europe.” You can choose whether you would like to attend US or Europe. VMware will pay you for the trip (airfare), hotel room and conference pass.
To enter, take any of the designated Spring Release Hands-on Labs by May 24, 2018, 11:59 PM PST and agree to the terms specified as part of the Hands-on Lab registration process.
“The Winner will be selected by random drawing on or about May 24, 2018 and will receive the following: one (1) VMworld 2018 pass (US or Europe), one (1) roundtrip economy airfare, and four (4) nights lodging at Mandalay Bay (VMworld US) or AC Hotel Marriott (VMworld Europe), with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $5,000.”
- Participants must agree to terms and conditions of the contest when signing up for a lab.
- Contest prize value up to $5,000 USD for conference pass, airfare and hotel.
Take any lab to take part of the raffle:
- vSphere Security – Getting Started
- Most Popular: NSX – Getting Started
- Most Popular: VSAN 6.6.1 – Getting Started
- Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
- Virtualization 101
- VMC on AWS
- Horizon 7 enterprise
- vRealize Suite Standard
- VMware Cloud Foundation
I think it's a great opportunity, even if there is only one winner. Well, that's for the lucky one.
Just recently, VMware has opened a registration for VMworld 2018. When registering early, you have a possibility to benefit from early bird pricing. The registration is now open. Register here.
Discounts for groups, VMworld alumni, VMUG Advantage Level members, VMware Certified Professionals, and attendees in the government and education sectors are available. Enjoy.