VMware vExpert 2017 Announcement

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VMware released the results of the vExpert 2017 on Feb 08 2017. Once again I am proud to be among the approximately 1,400 vExperts awarded for 2017!  Congratulations to all (new and renewed members) who have earned this award, including my colleagues Manjunath Murthy, Mohammed Kajamoideen, Aresh Sarkari and Vinith Menon.

Huge thanks to Corey Romero and the team behind the vExpert program.

https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/02/vexpert-2017-award-announcement.html

If you are new to vExpert Program and want to know more about the program, just refer this URL:

https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vexpert

What is the vExpert Programme?

Overview

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. Sign up to be notified once 2017 Second Half vExpert Applications Open vExpert Notification When Applications are Open

Criteria

If you are interested in becoming a vExpert the criteria is simple. We are looking for IT Professionals who are sharing their VMware knowledge and contributing that back to the community. The see the term “giving back” as defined as going above and beyond your day job. There are several ways to share your knowledge and engage with the community. Some of those activities are blogging, book authoring, magazine articles, CloudCred task writing, active in facebook groups, forum (VMTN as well as other non-VMware) platforms, public speaking, VMUG leadership, videos and so on. Sign up to be notified once 2017 Second Half vExpert Applications Open vExpert Notification When Applications are Open

 How to apply for vExpert

The process to apply is easy, twice per the calendar year we open applications for a period of 30 days. Once the 30 days are over we close the applications and move into the voting mode which takes 45 to 60 days. Applications open for each calendar year are opened in November and results are announced in early February. We open applications again which we refer to 2nd half applications in June with an August announcement. Every vExpert, VCDX as well as any new applicants must apply at least once per year. Sign up to be notified once 2017 Second Half vExpert Applications Open vExpert Notification When Applications are Open

Recommend a colleague

If you know a colleague who you think would be a great fit for the vExpert program you can encourage them to apply by using the quick form at https://form.jotform.com/40285869039970. They will still need to fill out the complete vExpert application even after the recommendation.

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