Very happy and proud to announce that I was awarded the vExpert 2012 title by VMware for the second time.
The VMware vExpert Award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. vExperts are book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vExperts have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community.
VMware vExpert Benefits:
- Public recognition of the vExpert award with a certificate, gift, permission to display a logo, and inclusion in any public vExpert listing
- Access to a private vExpert community of your peers
- Free subscription to conference session materials on VMworld.com
- Access to exclusive events, beta programs, software licenses, and other exclusive opportunities to participate in activities with VMware. vExperts do not represent VMware and are not required to participate in any activities
Congratulations to all vExperts and many thanks to Alex and John of VMware for making this great program possible.
For a complete list of all vExpert 2012 title holders see this posting at VMware.com
For a nice overview with lots of data on vExperts compiled by Jeramiah Dooley (see his posting titled 2012 vExpert Group, By the Numbers An example :
- The vExpert group is still predominately US-based, but the gap is shrinking. I’m still working through populating the final data, but the number of new vExperts from outside the US is fantastic. It really reflects the growth of VMware internationally.
- 349 of 433 vExperts are on Twitter! I’ve created a Twitter list that automatically updates whenever one of the vExperts updates their information, you can see it here and follow it if you’d like.
- 298 of 433 vExperts indicate some on-line presence like a website, online profile or blog.