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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

 

 

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 282 – @vmloginsight 2.0 & @HPDiscover 2014

Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Eric Siebert, HP @ericsiebert

Bill Roth, VMware @BillRothVMware

News

Sign up for VMworld 2014

VMware Introduces VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0

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Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

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AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

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vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

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VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

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vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

LogInsight 2.0 & HPDiscover 2014

Show

Log Insight 2.0 Binaries Available Now!

HP Discover Las Vegas 2014 – Video

Using VMware Log Insight with the Pure Storage FlashArray

 

The top HPDiscover sessions are already available on YouTube!

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Log Insight Brocade Content Pack Available Now

End Your Data Center Logging Chaos with VMware vCenter Log Insight

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 281 – #VMworld 2014 with Anne Yuzzi @dobaer @tony_dunn

Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Annie Yuzzi, VMware

Tony Dunn, VMware @tony_dunn

Doug Baer, VMware @dobaer

News

Synergent Selects VMware NSX for Network Micro-Segmentation in the Data Center

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Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

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Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

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VMworld 2014 with Anne Yuzzi

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San Francisco Travel

San Francisco Weather

Bay Area Guide

SF Visitor Information Center

vBrownbag – TechTalks at VMworld 2014

New to VMworld? Look inside

Important Dates to Know

June 16, 2014: Content Catalog Live

July 14, 2014: Schedule Builder Live

VMunderground – Software-Defined Party as a Service

VMworld – YouTube Channel

Hotel, Travel & Venue Info – VMworld US

VMworld 2014 FAQ

Our pre-written justification letter to help you get to VMworld

Networking & Social Events – VMworld US

VMworld 2014 Social Media & Community

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 280 – NSX with @nikhilkelshikar

Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Nikhil Kelshikar, VMware @nikhilkelshikar

News

VMware Fusion Technology Preview May 2014

Reducing Power Consumption in the vSphere 5.5 Datacenter

VMware and Teradici Introduce Virtual Desktops to Bring Educational Parity to Rural Villages in Malaysia

 

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

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VMware Communities Roundtable: NSX

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Are you ready to #VirtualizeYourNetwork?

Getting Started with VMware NSX Part I – Preparation

Infographic – 7 ways network virtualization will change your life

New design guide: VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000

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The VMware NSX Labs are now Available in the HOL Online Portal

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

Hosts

Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

James Warmkessel, VMware

News

VMware reveals plan for pay-as-you-go hybrid cloud and hybrid NSX

How VMware sees OpenStack as a standard

VMware Responds To Cisco’s SDN Bashing, Says NSX Tech Runs Well On VCE Vblocks

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today!

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

The Show Goes On, Blogs.vmware.com

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