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vExpert 2014 Q3 applications are open – Last Chance for 2014

Applications will be accepted up until September 13th at midnight PST. Applications received after the September 13th deadline will roll into the 2015 Q1 nomination & voting process.

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Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. They work as IT admins and architects for VMware customers, they act as trusted advisors and implementors for VMware partners or as independent consultants, and some work for VMware itself. All of them have the passion and enthusiasm for technology and applying technology to solve problems. They have contributed to the success of us all by sharing their knowledge and expertise over their days, nights, and weekends.

vExperts who participate in the program have access to private betas, free licenses, early access briefings, exclusive events, free access to VMworld conference materials online, and other opportunities to interact with VMware product teams. They also get access to a private community and networking opportunities.

Changes for the 2014 vExpert Program
We will leave the application open year round and at the end of each quarter we will begin the voting process for new vExperts from the previous quarter. So even if you are not picked to become a vExpert 2014 right away, we will allow for quarterly voting and nominations. The Q1 voting process only covered 2013 activities. If you were not selected as a vExpert in the first phase, we recommend that you apply in Q2 as we will consider both 2013 and Q1 of 2014 activities.

Evangelist Path
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.

Customer Path
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.

Last Chance for 2014 vExpert!
The Q3 applications will end on September 13th at midnight PDT. Announcement for Q3 applications will happen on August 1st. 2014 Q4 applications will be rolled into the new 2015 program. If you are a current vExpert you will need to re-apply in October when the 2015 applications open. We will email a reminder for all vExperts to re-apply for the 2015 program and just like 2013, we will fastrack the 2014 vExperts into the 2015 program with a shorter application.

Apply for vExpert 2014
2014 Q3 vExpert application: http://bit.ly/LMJqB5

Questions & Updates
For questions about the application process or the vExpert Program, please send email to  vexpert@vmware.com. Be sure to follow @vExpert for updates on the 2014 vExpert program.

Thank you to all who have participated in years past,
Corey Romero & the vExpert Team

 

 

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Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

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Bill Roth, VMware @BillRothVMware

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Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Annie Yuzzi, VMware

Tony Dunn, VMware @tony_dunn

Doug Baer, VMware @dobaer

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 279 – The Show Goes On, Blogs.vmware.com

Hosts

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VMworld 2014 US & Europe Blogger Passes

VMworld 2014

Each year we provide blogger passes to both the VMworld US and the VMworld Europe conferences. The program is simple: if you are a blogger or have a publication then you should apply for a complementary blogger pass to one of the conferences. We provide the pass, you provide the transportation and hotel accommodations. The blogger passes are full conference passes so you will still be able to register for sessions just the same as a regular conference pass difference is these are free of charge.

Since passes are limited, we will only provide one pass per person per year. Meaning you can go to either VMworld US in San Francisco or VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Keep in mind that in the past we have always had more passes to San Francisco then Barcelona and both are limited.

Last year I learned my lesson by picking bloggers early and not providing a cut off date and at the last minute we were flooded with requests from great bloggers like yourselves and we had to make some tough choices. I think at the time we had 4 passes with 15 applications. This year there is a deadline and the date for VMworld US is June 13th at Midnight PDT. Deadline for VMworld Europe is July 1st, which is only a couple of weeks later, but an earlier deadline will allow you to have the necessary time to arrange hotel and air travel accommodations. If you want to attend VMworld with a blogger pass, please fill out the form right away so we can allocate passes.

Not everyone will be chosen for a blogger pass since the passes are limited and I’m sure we will see a tremendous response this year.

VMworld blogger application can be found at http://bit.ly/1nwKy8R

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Hosts

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Guests

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Hosts

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