It is that time of year again. VMware has opened up it’s vExpert application form. I could not find a deadline date
This year they are doing something different, there are three tracks in which you can submit under. ( Below taken from http://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa )
- Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, 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.
- Customer Path
The Customer Path is for internal evangelists and community leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have contributed to success stories, customer references, or public interviews and talks, or were active community contributors, such as VMUG leaders.
- VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning 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.
If you feel that you have went above and beyond the norm you should apply. I really wish they had the nominate a peer versus encourage a peer to apply.
I know the Damian Karlson and Cody Bunch should be tops on this list for the exceptional work they do with Professionalvmware.com and their #Brownbags.
I enjoy the vExpert nomination time and think it is a great way to recognize individuals with-in the community. The twist this year with the three paths is different. I am not sure how it will play out or reasoning behind it. So get out there and submit! you never know if you will be designated vExpert unless you try!!