Veeam User Groups Canada (VUG)

Let’s start with a little conversation I have from time to time.

Me: Ok, I’m sure you know that Veeam host User Groups year round?

You: “Looking at me like I’m crazy”

Me: What, wait, you didn’t know!

You: Wait.. I do know, but I forgot, didn’t know where to look, seen an email but then it got lost in the other 500 emails I got that day!

Me: Makes sense, well let me help you out and let you know where to get all the goods, all the time!

Really, that is a conversation I have with myself… So I’m going to write down notes to keep myself in check, and if you want you can copy them. I won’t tell anyone, I promise 😉

The first way you typically find out about a VUG is from your friendly Veeam employees via email, or social media like Twitter, or LinkedIn. Let’s just say you remember seeing it, but can’t locate it. You want to head over to this location that is built for the Veeam Community. There is a wealth of details over here (Distraction alert: A blog by Chris McDonald that will give you lots of resources to use), but if you are looking for Canadian based VUGs you want to head directly over to the location strictly created for Veeam Canada User Groups.

Once you get over to the VUG Canada Group – You want to Join!

Once you click “Join Group” you are now a member. You will get alerts, and also be able to join in on conversations with the Community members.

We do two different types of VUGs in Canada

  • Canada Wide
  • Region Based

The Canada VUGs are lead by Chris Childerhose, The region based are typically ran by Veeam Systems Engineers. You could get a mix of your favorite Veeam Systems Engineers.

If you happen to read this blog, and you want to find other User Groups that are outside of Canada, take a look at our Event Calendar.

Please do remember the VUG is not only about the in-person and Virtual meetings. Please do have a read of what else is offered.

I could not leave without noting what is coming up.

Nov 3, from 12-1PM MT – Western Canada

  • Join Craig and Jeremy at the West Canada Veeam User Group (VUG) meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 12-1pm MST. They will give you a lot of great technical information to help you improve your Veeam knowledge, learn about the new v11a, see a live demo and get your questions answered.
  • Register Today

Nov 10, from 12-1PM ET – Central, and Eastern Canada

  • Join Chris McDonald and Alex Crandall for the Central and East Canada Veeam User Group (VUG) meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 12-1pm EST. They will give you a lot of great technical information to help you improve your Veeam knowledge, learn about the new v11a, see a live demo and get your questions answered.
  • Register Today

17 nov. 12h00-13h00 ET РQu̩bec

  • Assistez à la réunion VUG le 17 novembre à 12h00. Sylvain et Florent vous donneront beaucoup d’informations techniques intéressantes emballées en une heure. Pendant ce temps, vous améliorerez vos connaissances sur Veeam, découvrirez des fonctionnalités intéressantes, assisterez à une démonstration en direct et obtiendrez des réponses à vos questions.
  • Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui

I do hope to see you there!

Veeam User Groups (Western Canada)

Two VUGs are coming to Western Canada this month.

You can expect to see more locations in the following months. Follow the Veeam User Group and Veeam Canada on Twitter for updates.

Here are the two locations.

  • Calgary
    • Wednesday, April 24th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m
    • Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
      294, 115-9th Avenue SE, 2nd Floor of Calgary Tower, Calgary, AB T2G OP5
    • Register
  • Vancouver
    • Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Location: Steamworks Brew Pub
      375 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6
    • Sponsored by ExaGrid
    • Register

What can you expect?

The Veeam User Groups are a technical gathering for people in the Veeam user community. This will provide you the opportunity to network with your peers, and your local Veeam resources. At the same time enjoy a great meal, and educational content.

This is the planned agenda

  • The latest Veeam news and product updates
  • Veeam Availability Suite tips and tricks
  • Veeam ONE
  • Useful technical resources
  • And more!

However, normally any User Group I have attended turns into much more, with open dialog, discussions, and conversations about anything the community wants to talk about.

Let’s not forget free stuff.

Every community member who joins the event will be entered for the following.

All attendees will also be entered in a raffle to win a complimentary hotel stay at the Fountainebleau (value at $1,800) and one free pass to attend VeeamON (value at $900) in Miami, Florida (flight not included)! the drawing will be on April 30. Learn more about VeeamOn