Thank You For Your PEX Surveys • Chris Colotti's Blog

Thank You For Your PEX Surveys

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I wanted to take a minute to thank people for not only attending my PEX sessions but also thank those that took the time to fill out the survey forms.  I’ve stated before how important these are to those of us that present.  I read all the comments and I take the feedback very seriously, so I appreciate the input and constructive criticism.  The only way I can improve is by gathering the feedback from those I present to.  I did want to share some take aways from the session feedback on each of the four that I presented.  I figured the best way to thank people is to share some of the results.

How To Build a Hybrid Cloud In Less Than One Day – HYC2974

  • Pre-registered Enrollees (136 people)
  • Session Attendance (102 people)
  • Survey Results (17 surveys)
  • Overall Value:  4.12 of 5
  • 82% of people felt the technical content was just right
  • My Credibility:  4.31 of 5
  • My Effectiveness presenting:  4.06 of 5
  • Quotes from attendees:
    • “It was good, what more is there to say”

Cloud Hybrid Service: Advanced Networking & Security – HYC3248

  • Pre-registered Enrollees (97 people)
  • Session Attendance (48 people)
  • Survey Results (8 surveys)
  • Overall Value:  4.88 of 5
  • 75% of people felt the technical content was just right
  • My Credibility:  5 of 5
  • My Effectiveness presenting:  4.88 of 5
  • Quotes from attendees:
    • “Real world case studies were great examples”

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Options With vCloud Air (vCloud Air) – HYC3374

  • Pre-registered Enrollees (145 people)
  • Session Attendance (133 people)
  • Survey Results (20 surveys)
  • Overall Value:  4.65 of 5
  • 85% of people felt the technical content was just right
  • My Credibility:  4.9 of 5
  • My Effectiveness presenting:  4.9 of 5
  • Quotes from attendees:
    • “Chris is a GREAT speaker and communicates very well”
    • “Chris is an excellent presenter!”
    • “Chris is very engaging and knowledgable”
    • “Great energy”
    • “Great session, delivering really interesting content by a very credible presenter”

VTSP-Hybrid – HYC3528-BC

  • Pre-registered Enrollees (126 people)
  • Session Attendance (128 people)
  • Survey Results (18 surveys)
  • Overall Value:  4.11 of 5
  • 88.89% of people felt the technical content was just right
  • My Credibility:  4.39 of 5
  • My Effectiveness presenting:  4.33 of 5
  • Quotes from attendees:
    • “Chris was great but really dominated the presentation” – (I will work on this.  Dave and I spoke after and the amount of content to the time started getting tight and we need to just keep rolling.  This session is usually presented by a single person as well, but point taken for sure!)

I actually think my Disaster Recovery Session may have ended up being the top attended session for the week, if not it was in the top 5 so thank you as well for that.  I will be delivering that one as a VMLive in early March, and revising it for VMworld as well.  Overall I am very pleased with the support and feedback from folks.  This means I am giving you all what you want in the presentations, which is always my goal.

About Chris Colotti

Chris is currently a Principal Architect at Cohesity. In his role he spends the majority of his time supporting Cohesity events and creating outward facing content. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management as customer zero in the TAG production lab. Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.

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