If you follow the virtualization community on Twitter then you may have already seen the hashtag #VirtualDesignMaster, and it’s something that I really think deserves more attention. The series over at www.virtualdesignmaster.com presents competitors with a design challenge that puts their knowledge to the test, requiring many skills and disciplines from the virtualization industry. Even if you are not a veteran virtualization guru, the competitors come from all backgrounds and including networking and storage. In fact the competitors range from those holding VCP, VCAP, MCSE and other industry certifications to just solid work experience.
This series is in it’s 2nd season now, following on from a theme where zombies start taking over our planet and a virtual infrastructure design is required as part of the effort to save the world. It really does seem like great fun and you don’t have to be officially competing to take part as the design scenario is available on the website.
I just love the creativity and thought that has gone into this, and if you are studying for any design certification such as the VCAP-DCD or VCDX then I’d strongly recommend that you check out their Google Hangout recording on YouTube for a feel of what it’s about. In this video Melissa Palmer @vMiss33, Eric Wright @discoposse and Angelo Luciani @AngeloLuciani chat to the judges and competitors for Team Alpha and Team Beta.