The Session Builder, the place where attendees can book spaces in the sessions, is now online for VMworld Europe 2017. It’s accessed through the Content Catalog on the website.
There’s over 500 sessions to choose from and whilst not essential, booking a place on the one’s you want to see is recommended. When the doors to a session open at VMworld pre-booked attendees are let in first and only if there are any spaces left will they be filled from a queue outside the room. Don’t reserve in the Session Builder and you might miss out on some of the more popular sessions.
Although the Content Catalogue has been online for some weeks now, the Session Builder is the first time we will see when particular sessions are. There’s a calendar feature which helps plan your days and help make sure you don’t have any timetable clashes.
At the Barcelona venue, the majority of breakout sessions are all in the same part of the complex (hall 8.0, see floorplan) so you don’t have to worry about getting between sessions there. The Instructor-Led-Labs and VMTN talks are based in the VMvillage, over in Hall 6.0 this year- that’s a bit of a longer walk over the bridge, but allowing ten minutes between halls will allow you plenty of time to find the right room and grab a drink from one of the fridges on the way.
Based on my experience of previous years the majority of the sessions will already already listed on the site but others- in particular those labs and breakouts around new releases yet to be announced- will be added as the event date approaches, so it’s worth popping back. VMware also use the Session Builder sign ups to gauge the popularity of sessions, and occasionally move breakouts to a bigger hall if demand warrants it.
In summary- the Session Builder can be found here: https://my.vmworld.com/scripts/catalog/eucatalog.jsp
And if you haven’t yet registered for the event, follow this link to do so. http://vexpert.me/11n