Tips and tricks from running VMware’s SHAPE conference

Co-Authored by Janani Subhashini Umamaheswaran, Gayatri Narla & Ofir Levy of VMware Design Team.

In a pre-COVID world, conferences were a time to get away from the daily grind, meet like-minded people, and discover tricks of the trade. Earlier this year, the VMware Design team was meticulously planning SHAPE, our annual design conference. The purpose of SHAPE is to bring cross-functional team members together and strengthen the design culture at VMware. …

Pangot, Uttarakhand, India.

I have wanted to write and share my thoughts for a long time now. But I never got around to doing just that! And here I am now, trying to write about something. Only, I do not know where to start. So I thought I would make it interesting and write about a particular travel experience that I hold close to my heart.

I was done with college and chilling out at my uncle’s place in Delhi when my newly made friends who stayed right opposite our apartment told me about their recent trip to Pangot. Now you can understand my enthusiasm when I heard them gushing about their travel experience. I wanted to go there too. Explore. Drink in the beautiful sights. Just breathe in the unpolluted air. So I went back home that night and asked my family if we could go there. I was half expecting they would shoot me down. …


Janani Subhashini Umamaheswaran

Product Designer || Cornell Info Sci || SF Bay Area

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