Two Lips in Amsterdam - Presenting at the Dutch Citrix User Group
I've been involved with the UK Citrix User Group for some time now. We've had the pleasure of having a number of international speakers present at events. After seeing the collaboration and input that the UK events generated, some of our Dutch friends went and set up the Dutch Citrix User Group.
On Friday March 14 I had the pleasure of seeing the impressive setup they have and being able to present to a great audience. Hosted by Dell in Amsterdam, there appeared to be over 100 delegates who were treated to a full day of interesting sessions and an animated Geek Speak on (what I believe) were current topics for Citrix Admins (really should have progressed with my Dutch lessons).
Topics covered included Netscaler SSL performance, GPU-accelerated high-end graphics performance, Netscaler and StoreFront troubleshooting and a look at App-V streaming. All informative stuff (even for a non-native Dutch speaker).
My session was sparingly called PVS is better than MCS, AMD and Intel and VDI Performance, and Other Notes from the Field which danced through five topics and experiences I'd come across while working for a year at Atlantis Computing to assist with XenDesktop and XenApp deployments and optimisation. From feedback, it was useful - which is cool.
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to make it a great event: read the twitter feed with storify. My compliments to the DuCUG steering group for a putting on such a professional event - splendid to see, fun to attend. I thank you for the pickup and drop off service. I look forward to further collaboration in the future. I do hope to get there again, and wouldn't hesitate in recommending you keep tabs on their future events and attend if you can. If like me, you're not a native Dutch, learn Dutch to get the most out of the Geek Speak - I'll definitely look to (re)hit the books :) Perhaps that's a difficulty for European Synergy events: speaking in public is daunting, it is easier to articulate your point in your native language I could vaguely follow - but it was lively - and that is key.
So long, and thanks for all the bitterballen.