Oh wow, it’s already 2016.

A bit late, considering it’s already February, but here it is:

My plan for 2016.

  • Shake things up a bitGo big or go home. 2016 will be a year of changes. It’s about time I shake things up a bit, and 2016 will be that year. More details on this to come later, for now I have to keep it under wraps.

  • Get VCIX certified – I’ve signed up for the new 3V0-622: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design Beta Exam. This will be my first ever VMware beta exam. If I fail that one, I will try again later in 2016 to obtain the VCIX certification.

  • Keep vSoup on track – We’ve committed, at least to ourselves, that in 2016 we will record vSoup monthly.

  • VMUG – The Norwegian VMUG is up and running, but I would like to get even better attendance records and more community contributions.The sponsors pays the bills, the community contributions brings the most value.
    In the spirit of the Feed4ward program I’ll be happy to mentor/help anyone who wants to present at a VMUG meeting in Norway.
    I intend to arrange at least 3 VMUG meetings in Bergen in 2016.

  • Attend an international industry conference – In 2015 I missed out on VMworld entirely, due to issues out of my control. My goal is to make sure I attend a least one industry conference this year, most likely VMworld 2016 in Barcelona.

  • Code something – My ambition is that some time in 2016 I will code something. It’s very clear to me that even though I’m in no developer by nature, a basic developer skill set is required by everyone these days. Me included. I’ll consider this my wildcard project for 2016, as I haven’t decided on what to do yet, or even how.

In general, I will continue writing and posting whenever I feel like it. I will also focus even more on public cloud offerings, and especially how to integrate then with existing on-premises solutions. Since these are more general goals that are hard to put into a measurable format, I’ll refrain from putting them down in the list as individual entries. Of course, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry; 2016 might just move me into other directions too.

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