I was submitting some VMworld sessions and noticed there was a new type of session called a quick talk. It is something new so I started digging and found the following in the VMworld CFP Q&A:
Quick Talk – 30 minutes (NEW!)
Quick Talks are abridged breakouts focused on non-technical topics. More consumable, the Quick Talk will take the traditional business topic and whittle it down to essential messages, information and clarity in a targeted half-hour. These presentations do not have Q&A, but can be scheduled in tandem with Group Discussions and/or Meet the Experts appointments.
I reached out to the VMworld team as I felt that “non-technical” and “business topic” was a missed opportunity. 30 minute talks can be excellent as well for a deepdive on a specific feature or on a specific aspect of a product. The VMworld team told me that the Quick Talks are indeed not going to be limited to non-technical or business, but that (deep) technical will also be accepted when the content is appropriate for VMworld. These sessions will all be held on a Monday in the US and EMEA is still under discussion.
I submitted a couple with Lee Dilworth. I figured I would share an example of what we proposed for this quick talk, just to give you an idea and hopefully we will see many of these types of sessions, don’t steal our idea though 😉
- Five common customer use cases for Virtual SAN
- In this quick talk Lee Dilworth and Duncan Epping will discuss the five most common use cases seen within the Virtual SAN install base. This session will not just focus on the use case but also include some common hardware configuration details to provide a better understanding of the flexibility which Virtual SAN offers.