As the title suggests, vExpert 2013 applications are now open. Last week John Troyer (@jtroyer) has officially announced the opening of the vExpert 2013 applications starting March 21st, 2013 all the way until April 15, 2013. As some of you probably know, the vExpert program has been around for a few years now. I would like to encourage those that participate in the community every day helping out others in this industry to participate in this program as well.
So with that said, below are the three paths in which you could follow:
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, 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.
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 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.
Good luck to all those that applied!