A Note About 2015 VCDX Defense Dates • Chris Colotti's Blog

A Note About 2015 VCDX Defense Dates

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People continue to ask about the 2015 VCDX Defense Dates.  Instead of answering each tweet, and VMTN Community post every couple of days I just want to let everyone know, it’s being worked on.  The new Program Manager Karl Childs is working on securing locations for the defenses, and you can make an educated guess about the time we are targeting the first ones for in Q1.  However, we cannot officially publish any dates until we know we have a location secured.  Even though we are targeting certain dates, if the locations fall through, then the published dates don’t mean much.

I realize everyone wants to know, but to be honest….start working on your design NOW!  If you are waiting for the dates to be announced you will already be behind the eight ball.  The dates and locations are a formality for the application submission deadline, but you really need your documentation in place LONG before that.  The blueprint is valid, and you can use that to get started.  I know the dates are important to travel, PTO, and other things, but really the DESIGN and documentation is the MOST important thing.  Once the dates are  finalized there will be MORE than enough notification in multiple places so please continue to watch the channels for the information.  It will be made very public when we have them.

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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