Late yesterday evening (UK time) while I was working away in the Netherlands, the 2015 Second Half vExperts was announced (VMTN Blog). This is the first year I have felt I’ve done enough to qualify so was amazed to see that I had been named along with my colleague Giuliano Bertello (blog.bertello.org / @). This now takes the number of vExpert’s at Xtravirt upto 13 (Jason Meers having moved on during the last 6 months).
So what is a vExpert? VMware vExpert is an honorary title VMware grant to outstanding advocates of the company’s products. A “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges select people who are particularly engaged with their community and who have developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. There were a lot of smart, accomplished people, even VCDXs, that weren’t named as vExperts this year. This accreditation means that the person is at the top of their game as well as an evangelist for VMware’s products.
To be included in this list of people is a huge honour and something I will work hard over the next 12 months to make sure I continue to justify my nomination,