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VMworld SF 2014 was a huge success! The Egnyte booth had a steady flow of IT professionals eager to hear about our unique suite of file services. Take a look at my top 10 moments from the event, if you didn’t get the chance to attend this year.

1. Just because a microphone is portable, doesn’t mean you get to step out in the aisle with it. Lesson learned.

2. We made it to the first round of the charity #Vodgeball tournament hosted by EMC, while supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

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3. The immediate flood of attendees to the booth seconds after the show floor opened on day one. Thank goodness we finished setting up with two minutes to spare. Bigger lesson learned.

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4. After 24 hours standing in the booth and too many hours to count in preparation for the event, we only walked away with three paper cuts, one set of lost keys, 20 sore feet, and a really tired event manager. (…all to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas)

5. Co-hosting a successful party with Okta at the local brewery Thirsty Bear, which included free flowing cocktails (including our very own Egnyte Oktail), amazing conversation, and a line out the door.

6. Having one of our customers NFP on the show floor sharing how Egnyte helps meet the needs of their business.

7. Learning the ins and outs of the “swag haggle” among different vendors. Did you know you can get a stuffed hedgehog for an Egnyte smart wallet, a pen and a smile?

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8. Conducting fantastic customer and partner meetings on the show floor, at our booth and around Moscone.

9. Giving away the best raffle prizes, including a Fender guitar, a Coach bag, and two (yes, I said two) Bulova watches. Again, a portable microphone does not mean it is actually portable outside the boundaries of your booth.

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10. Meeting with amazing individuals from all over the world and numerous industries, including construction, education, healthcare and advertising!

Thanks to VMware for hosting such a great event. We’ll see you next year, VMworld!

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