Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert and thank you to the vExpert PROs for helping with the voting process.
We are pleased to announce the list of 2020 vExperts. You can visit https://vexpert.vmware.com/directory to see a list and profile of each vExpert and see the list at the bottom of this post. All of the new and returning vExperts have 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 VMUG leaders, public speakers, book authors, script writers, VCDX, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.
We are on-boarding 1,730 vExperts from 40+ countries.
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 vExpert PROs and Corey Romero selected applicants who were particularly engaged with their community on VMware topics and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in their communities.
If you were awarded vExpert, you should now have the acceptance email in your inbox which will explain the entire program and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private vExpert community. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application for this process as well as conducting the on-boarding throughout the next few weeks so hold tight and expect another email from us soon.
Don’t forget to complete your profile at vexpert.vmware.com. We’re looking forward to working with you all.
To look up your name, search the vExpert directory at: https://vexpert.vmware.com/directory
If you were not selected, don’t give up. Engage more with the community and find a vExpert PRO in your region to help guide you to apply for the next opportunity in June, 2020.
In just a few weeks we are launching 7 vExpert sub-programs where vExperts who qualify will get direct access to the various VMware business units.
If you missed out on the 2020 applications, we are opening the second half applications in June, 2020. Go to https://vexpert.vmware.com and fill out the “short form” and we will email you once the applications are open.
Corey Romero, the vExpert PROs as well as the VMware Social Media Team