VMware has announced the first round of vExperts for 2015 and I am please to report that myself and Roger of vBrainstorm.com have made the list once again! This is my 3rd year in a row being selected so the picture above reflects that. Here is the announcement from VMware as well as a link it.
First we would like to say thank you to everyone who applied for the 2015 vExpert program.
I’m pleased to announce the list 2015 vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.
I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. There were a lot of very smart, very accomplished people, even VCDXs, that weren’t named as vExpert this year.
If you feel like you were not selected in error, that’s entirely possible. The judges may have overlooked or misinterpreted what you wrote in your application. Email us at [email protected] and we can discuss your situation. We looked at all of the 2014 activities to determine the voting results.
We will open the second half 2015 applications soon which will only allow for two voting periods this year rather then the three we had last year.
If you were selected as a vExpert 2015, we will be conducting the on-boarding throughout the next few weeks so hold tight and expect future communication from us soon. You must successfully be enrolled in our private vExpert community to be listed in the vExpert directory and to be alerted to opportunities like the beta programs and complimentary licenses that we offer to vExperts. We will provide instructions to gain access to the private forum and the vExpert directory in the next communication via email. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application.
Congratulations to all the vExperts, new and returning. We’re looking forward to working with you. Command + F away and find your name if you can’t wait for the welcome email
and the VMware Social Media & Community Team