John Troyer (@jtroyer) – VMware Chief Social Media and Community Evangelist, has announced that the applications for vExpert 2013 are now open. If you are an active and contributing member of the thriving VMware community and think you should be recognised as a vExpert then you should consider applying. Likewise if you know someone that you think is a great contributor to the community you should consider nominating them. What does it take to be a vExpert? Read on.
There are three paths to choose from to become a vExpert (reproduced from John Troyers article):
This path is for bloggers, book authors, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.
The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.
VMware Partner Network Parh
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.
All the links you need to the application and nominations forms are available on Johns article applications for vExpert 2013 are now open and I highly recommend that you read it. Applications close 15th April 2013 at Midnight PDT.