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I’m a vExpert now!

July 17, 2020 | vExpert, VMware | No Comments

Hi everyone,

I applied for the second-half vExpert applications and I got accepted!

This is the first time and I’m really, really happy! This is my fourth attempt and here is to hopefully more years of vExpert.

Here is my public profile page.

If you don’t know what vExpert is, you are missing out on a lot, quoting from the site:
“The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year’s (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards. We look to see that not only were you active but are still active in the path you chose to apply for.”

Thank you all for reading this short announcement!

See you in the next post!

vExpert 2020 Applications

January 9, 2020 | vExpert, VMware | No Comments

Hi everyone,

EDIT: The vExpert 2020 first half applications are now closed!

Don’t forget to apply for vExpert if you haven’t already! According to Twitter, the closing date has moved to 1/13 at 10 AM MT.

Apply here with your blog posts, VMUG events, other events, talks, and much more. There are also more paths, like customer path, VCDX path and more!

Be sure to give it a go, I have too! On my Twitter, I replied to VMware’s tweet saying that I applied as well, and that I’ve applied again and that hopefully third time’s a charm. Well, to my surprise, one of the VMware people replied to me:

If you don’t know what vExpert is, you are missing out on a lot, quoting from the site:
“The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year’s (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards. We look to see that not only were you active but are still active in the path you chose to apply for. “

Good luck to all vExpert applicants and we will see who gets picked!

Thank you for reading this post and I hope to see you in the next one.