For more than two decades, formerly HPE software and now Micro Focus customers, developers, and partners from around the globe have come together to network, learn, and share ideas at Vivit, the unbiased, trusted and field-tested community for the all Micro Focus software products. Today there are already almost 40,000 members, organized in 83 Local User Groups (LUGs), spread over 31 countries, covering mainly the American, APJ and European regions. Also, there are 22 Special Interest Groups ( SIGs), which are organized worldwide. The ever-growing popularity of Vivit Worldwide User Groups speaks to the power of shared knowledge and best practices, as well as to the fun of the Vivit community. Needless to say, if you’re not attending one in your local community, you’re missing out!
Want to join in the awesome? Here are the essential details about the world of Vivit Local User Groups, and how you can benefit from joining one – including the free swag.
What is the main difference between a user meeting and an event organized by the vendor himself?
Before we show you some unbeatable reasons for visiting a LUG event in your region, let us first explain the difference between such a user meeting and an official Micro Focus event. Vivit User Groups (or LUGs) are free, community-led gatherings of Micro Focus users. The topics and agenda are curated by each user group’s leader and above all by the members themselves. Usually, the meeting is hosted by a member company, which offers a direct and not least a live insight into their systems, how the different software products are used and how they have implemented it in the system environment. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a veteran, all users are welcome - all attendees are equally enthusiastic about the result: learning and best practices in abundance.
User meetings - what makes them so different, so valuable…
5 things people love about their Vivit Local User Group Meetings
- Learning best practices for Micro Focus products
Whether you’re focusing on functional testing, performance engineering, test automation, or DevOps Management and integration for Continuous Delivery and Quality or on Service Management Automation, Data Center Automation, Network Management Operation or on Security, Risk, and Governance, you’ll get an absurd amount of knowledge and inspiration at your local user group. The best practices, tips, and tricks either come directly from Micro Focus or industry experts and are guaranteed game-changers.
- Hanging with the heroes…and becoming one
Vivit LUG members and leaders are the Micro Focus rockstars within their organizations and they love to share solutions to common business problems. At user groups, you’ll get tactical suggestions that you can take back to your teams to help them be more successful. Trust us, they’ll be carrying you around on their shoulders in no time.
- Meeting and learning from Micro Focus users just like you
User groups are a great way to learn what works (or doesn’t) for teams just like yours. Joining a local user group is the best way to immerse yourself in the Micro Focus community and make new friends while you’re at it. User group meetings offer a unique and differentiated mix, where participation, collaboration, learning, and sharing is a regular occurrence. Along the way, members will build a relationship, grow experiences and deliver results.
- Being the first in the know
Vivit LUG members are always in-the-know with the latest on new products and features. For more than 38,000 customers and partners, Vivit is the only source of information on Micro Focus information that is completely unbiased, uncensored, trusted and field-tested. But being a Vivit member and belonging to a local user group means also to be part of the Micro Focus family and being part of the family means getting the inside scoop. If you’re an early adopter or like being on the cutting edge, you’ll love the information exchange at user groups.
- Build new friendships, enjoy networking in a relaxed atmosphere with sometimes beer, pizza, and awesome swag
As you attend more meetings, you tend to see the same people and build friendships that go beyond your technology interests. You will meet interesting people from all walks of life. Taking part in a local user meeting not only allows you to exchange ideas with peers in a relaxed atmosphere but also provides support and know-how on Micro Focus software solutions that your business needs to stay ahead of the competitors. And by the way, the user meetings are not only pure work but also a lot of fun by grabbing a slice of pizza and cold beverages.
We could go on for days, but nothing compares to experiencing it for yourself. View the Vivit Worldwide calendar to see when your next local user group is meeting.
Don’t see your city on the list? Fear not! You can live out one of our values, “Be the change you seek”, by starting up a new group. Learn more about how we can help you create and lead a user group in your city here.