What it takes to become a vExpert

​What does it take to become a vExpert? Here’s what I did over the past 12 months.

There’s been a lot of chatter over the last few days with the recent announcement of the VMware vExpert 2013 group. I was fortunate enough to be given this honour again this year, an award that I’m surprised not more people know about!

I’ve had numerous conversations with customers and other VMware employees about “what it takes to be a vExpert”. Even within VMware, there’s people who are not aware of this program, so I do everything within my power to promote it both to employees and customers alike.

So, what does it take to be awarded a vExpert? Well, there are three available paths, the Evangelist Path, the Customer Path and the VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path. Without going into too much detail on each (as you can read about each here), I’ll explain what was in my application.

I applied under the Evangelist Path, with the following points against my name for 2012:

My list of things may be bigger or smaller than other vExpert award winners, but if you’re doing any of these things within the VMware community make sure you apply next year so you can get the recognition you deserve! It’s a great program, and I thank John Troyer and the rest of the VMware Social team for running it.

Edit: If anyone wants help obtaining vExpert, let me know as I have far too many VMware community ideas than I have time for!

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