I just wanted to do a quick post on Networking Field Day 15, which is TODAY!
If you are not familiar with Tech Field Day outings, let me take a moment to explain it to you from my understanding.  Tech Field Day is designed to bring together independent IT professionals and vendors. The goal of this get-together is to both educate the delegate, who in turns educates their readers and educate the vendor as to what the market is doing.
The Delegate has the opportunity to listen to the presentations, ask independent questions, and learn about new technologies.  The Vendor has the opportunity to educate brilliant IT individuals, explain their product to many who may be unfamiliar with it, as well as gain valuable feedback from industry respected individuals.  It’s a win-win for all!

This week is Networking Field Day 15 in Silicon Valley, CA. The published presenter list this week are Gigamon, ipinfusion, pnda, teloIP, and VWare.  Three of these are new vendors to Tech Field Day and new blood is always exciting!  These vendors tend to be bleeding edge and have innovative solutions to demonstrate.  Gigamon and VMWare are the two returning to the lineup – and they never fail to impress!
The list of delegates is just as impressive.  These are all individuals that I, as well as others, respect in the industry.  They are sure to give the vendors a run for their money with questions and content!

Brandon Carroll @BrandonCarroll
Consulting System Engineer, Instructor, Blogger, and Technology Fan. CCIE #23837.
Christopher Kusek @cxi
CTO at @Xiologix – EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist, vExpert, EMC Elect, BDA, CISSP, MCT, Cloud, Ninja, Vegan, Single, Father, Cat, Humorist, Author
Drew Lentz @WirelessNerd
A wireless network engineer with over 20 years in the data delivery industry.
John Welsh @SampleFive
Collaboration Solutions Architect, CCIE Voice #20125, Engineering Deathmatch creator
Justin Cohen @CanTechIT
Information Technology Generalist with experience in enterprise, service provider and telecommunications.
Keith Townsend @CTOAdvisor
Keith Townsend is the founder of Virtualizedgeek.com and is an IT management consultant with more than 15 years of related experience.
Kevin Blackburn @TheRoutingTable
Senior Network Engineer (Cisco CCNP) and currently working towards my Routing and Switching CCIE.
Nicolas Michel @vPackets
Network Architect with experience in several fields: Routing-Switching, Data Center and Unified Communications
Phil Gervasi @Network_Phil
Senior Network Engineer currently working in security.
Rob Coote @Rob_Coote
A generalist with over 15 years’ experience in IT support and administration with a strong focus on Networking and Virtualization
Tony Mattke @tonhe
network engineer / geek

If you have some time, check out the live stream over at Networking Field Day when it starts.  I have shared their published schedule below for your reference.

Wednesday, Apr 5 13:00 – 15:00 IP Infusion Presents at Networking Field Day 15
Wednesday, Apr 5 15:30 – 16:30 PNDA Presents at Networking Field Day 15
Thursday, Apr 6 8:30 – 12:30 VMware Presents at Networking Field Day 15
Thursday, Apr 6 13:00 – 15:00 TELoIP Presents at Networking Field Day 15
Thursday, Apr 6 13:30 – 14:30 Gestalt IT Roundtable Podcast Recording
Friday, Apr 7 8:00 – 10:00 Gigamon Presents at Networking Field Day 15
Friday, Apr 7 10:30 – 11:30 Gestalt IT Roundtable Podcast Recording

You can be sure I will be watching!