Announcing the exciting news that we are now open to remote competitors!

Due to popular demand, we are inviting competitors who will not be at the Interop event as a way to fully engage our great community. Note the schedule times below in Pacific time and click the Register Now button to sign up today!
Prizes include the following: First Prize:  $500 USD + the title of Virtual Design Master, Presented by VCDX133, Rene Van Den Bedem Second Prize:  $250 USD, Presented by the Virtual Design Master Team Additional Prizes: Livescribe and Livescribe Notebook package!


vdm-group-4 Virtual Design Master is an online reality show challenging virtualization professionals to come up with innovative infrastructure designs. The brainchild of Toronto VMUG leaders Angelo Luciani and Eric Wright, the premise of the competition was spurred over discussing the reality Ink Master at lunch one day. Angelo and Eric wanted the vCommunity involved from the beginning, so they turned to the community for their competitor pool and challenge ideas, which led to the Virtual Design Master team expanding. Melissa Palmer joined the team after writing the first challenge for Season 1, and setting up the storyline of the Virtual Design Master universe, and Jonathan Frappier joined the team after Season 1 after being a competitor. Virtual Design Master is set in the world post zombie apocalypse. Competitors are faced with challenges such as building infrastructures with five year old hardware (that’s all they could find after the first zombie outbreak), and designing systems to build spaceships and to support life “Beyond the Clouds”, which is the theme of season two. This is a non-profit, community powered competition, in which we endeavor to help folks improve their design skills with the help of the virtualization community!



Read about the challenges presented to the participants and have the opportunity to challenge them yourself.


Read the solutions provided for each challenge by the competitors.

VDM University

Learn about the technologies presented and you too can work towards design excellence.


April 24th, 2015 at 4:00pm
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Get to know the participants from this season and past seasons. Each one brings a wealth of knowledge and skills along with their designs. Many are active in the blogging community and continue to provide great content even after the competition is over.   Also learn about the judges and creators of Virtual Design Master. They are committed to creating a unique and engaging experience for the participants and audience to showcase the designs of some of the most talented people in the industry.   Sponsors are also the backbone of the competition, as they donate prizes and resources to the competitors for their efforts. See the sponsors that VDM has had.

2015 Launch

Virtual Design Master is an online reality show challenging virtualization professionals to come up with innovative infrastructure designs.

Very excited to announce Virtual Design Master at Interop 2015

Read about #vDM at Interop here