VMware vExpert

VMware vExpert

Earlier this week VMware announced the list of this years vExperts. If you aren’t already aware the vExpert program recognises those individuals who demonstrate their commitment to knowledge sharing within the VMware community.

This year 754 vExperts have been nominated and I’m extremely proud to say that I am one of them.
I’d like to thank Corey Romero and John Troyer and the rest of the VMware Community and Social Team for this opportunity.

Special mention should also go to Pluralsight who are providing this years vExperts and MVP’s with 1 years unlimited access to their extensive training library. http://blog.pluralsight.com/2014-vexperts-mvps-free-training

The full list of 2014 vExperts can be found here: http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2014/04/vexpert-2014-announcement.html#comment-9757

Congratulations to all the other vExperts!


Reminder: vExpert Applications

If you are not already familiar with the title, a vExpert is someone who is an active member of the VMware community, these are the bloggers, book writers, VMUG leaders/speakers, developers, community leaders and general enthusiasts. A vExpert is someone who has a passion for virtualisation and is willing to share their knowledge with the community. VMware and the industry have a great way of recognizing individuals who increase awareness of VMware products and implementations by honoring them as virtualisation experts.

To become a vExpert there are three paths to choose from:

Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, developers, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.

Customer Path
The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.

Apply for vExpert 2014

Applications will be accepted up until March 6th at midnight PST.
Current 2013 vExperts use the 2014 vExpert Fast Track application: http://bit.ly/1ikZ8hi
2014 vExpert application: http://bit.ly/LMJqB5
Recommend a colleague to apply for 2014 vExpert: http://bit.ly/1bobFfF

Don’t forget you can also follow updates via twitter @vExpert #vExpert