Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert. We are pleased to announce the list of 2019 vExperts. Each of these vExperts has demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.
I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities.
If you feel like you were not selected in error, that’s entirely possible. The judges may have overlooked or misinterpreted what you wrote in your application. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your situation. Please expect some delay in the response. We looked at all of the 2018 activities to determine the voting results.
If you were selected as a vExpert 2019, we will be conducting the on-boarding throughout the next few weeks so hold tight and expect future communication from us soon.
If this is your first time, you should now have the “YOU ARE IN” email in your inbox which will explain the entire program and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private vExpert community as well as listed in the vExpert directory. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application.
Once again! Congratulations to all the vExperts, new and returning. We’re looking forward to working with you all. If you were not selected, don’t give up. Try to engage more with the community and find a vExpert PRO in your region to mentor and guide you to apply next time.
I would like to extend my compliments to the vExpert PRO team who help us to analyze and vote on thousands of applications. This was the first time, we had the vExpert PROs working with us in the voting process and their input was tremendously valuable.
Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team