During the first week of November, Spiceworks kicked off its inaugural event called SpiceWorld in Austin, TX. For those of you not familiar with the event, it's a show designed for IT Admins that is put on by Spiceworks, the company that prides themselves on providing info on "all things IT" and offering free, easy-to-use software to its community of millions of IT pros -- known as SpiceHeads. It's a growing show, and this year's attendance reached over 2,000 as they each filed into the Austin Convention Center where they were keeping it weird and spicy.
Spiceworks was also joined by more than 80 other vendors who sponsored this year's event. VMblog readers will recognize companies like Alien Vault, Scale Computing, Veeam, Citrix, Unitrends, Rackspace, and Dell EMC just to name a few.
Spiceworks CEO Jay Hallberg kicked the event off with the Day 1 Keynote and later turned the stage over to a number of Spiceworks' executives and employees to continue beating the drum. The team made a number of updates and announcements, including listing off and explaining a host of new Spiceworks products to a very welcoming crowd. Some of those cloud-based apps are already available while others are currently in beta.
Beyond the announcements, I also learned a lot over the course of the show from any number of conversations with company employees, partners, customers, and sponsoring vendors. Some of the best conversations were had over breakfast and lunch (which by the way, Spiceworks really knows how to pull together -- thank you for not skimping on the food). And you better believe that Spiceworks also knows how to throw a party!
Here's a quick video wrap-up to showcase what you may have missed. I can't wait for next year's event. Enjoy!