The VMware vExpert 2012 applications are opened by VMware today. The vExpert title will be awarded to individuals who signifcantly contributed in the VMware community the past year. VMware uses the following theme for the vExpert title: “Going above and beyond your day job to help others be succesful with VMware solutions.”
The vExpert program was always made up of very motivated and active VMware users, that helped VMware to spread the knowledge en expertise of the company. This will not change, but VMware has decided to increase number of vExperts.
To be awarded with the vExpert title you must apply using the following link, and you can choose one of the following 3 paths (whatever fits you best):
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 now also apply via the Evangelist 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.
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
You will find more details and a link to the application form at http://vmware.com/go/vexpert2012
Great to see VMware is rewarding the people who help us better understand the VMware products.