You may have heard that we just had another successful Geek Speak Live! at Summit. Rick Dehlinger once again got things started with a debate on VDI vs TS, Charles Aunger had everyone rolling in the isles with his informative and entertaining Green IT talk, and Doug Brown went head to head with our CTO Simon Crosby on the whole Cloud thing.

One of the things I have been struggling with is how do we take this concept to a wider audience? I’ve had numerous suggestions from both folks in Citrix and our community on running local Geek Speaks. Michael Keen ran a very successful event in Des Moines after the first Geek Speak Live and is putting together another one in December. Now I know that being in Des Moines in December is  something all of you would want anyway , but it’s not feasible for most of us.

So the good news is that everyone can take part in the next Geek Speak Live, as we are going virtual. We are running a “Geek Speak Virtual” as part of our upcoming Turbocharge your Datacenter – Citrix Delivery Center Live virtual event on December 4. There will be a mix of pre-recorded and live discussions via webcasts, chat sessions and forums.

While as usual we will be headlining a number of speakers on topics that follow some items on the “official” agenda to keep them real, the use of a virtual platform will remove the real-time limitations and allow us to cover a whole bunch of additional topics over  a 24 hour period. So, if you want to take a more active part in this Geek Speak, register and let me know what you want to discuss – better still if you are willing to lead the discussion yourself.

To take part in this first ever on-line Geek Speak Live, you just need to register at