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What would VMworld be without a Hackathon? -> Boring!

For the past several years, I have been a participant in the VMworld Hackathon. Year after year, it has been a great experience. I have been a participant, team captain, but every year, no matter what I come out a winner!

These types of events build confidence and character. It motivates me to try new things and think of different ways to solve problems.

I am always impressed by the projects that folks choose to work on and how much work can be completed in just a few hours.

This year is going to be a little different since it will all be virtual. However, I LOVE the concept that was chosen:

 Ansible vs. PowerShell

While I would consider myself quite crafty with PowerShell, there is something that has been appealing about Ansible for a while. Nevertheless, I have yet to meet someone that could convince me to use it. I feel as though I can do it better or faster with PowerShell. Yes I am aware that they are not specifically meant to solve the same problems. That does not keep me from trying!

The Hackathon will be a little different for me as well.

I am a Judge for the very first time! It is very exciting.

I know all about what the experience as a participant is like, the stress of coming up with a good idea, or choosing the right team, scoping a project so that it can be completed in a night. Making sure that everyone on the team has some work to complete, that the demos will work, not forgetting to eat and drink!

However, with all of the stress comes a great reward, the sense of accomplishment, community and fun.

I am looking forward to meet that someone, or team of folks to convince me that I should invest some time learning about Ansible.

So you should register, pick a topic, and have some fun with the VMware Code Community!

I cannot wait to see what the community can come up with this year!

See you there!

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