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vExpert 2015 Second Half Applications are Now Open

Applications for the 2015 vExpert program are now open. This is the second and last chance to apply for vExpert in 2015. Applications will be accepted until July 15th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2015 second half announcement will be on August 24th 2015. Current 2015 vExperts do not need to apply. 

 

vExpert

 

The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap.

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, exclusive vExpert parties at VMworld and other opportunities to interact with VMware product teams. They also get access to a private community and networking opportunities.

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.

Apply for vExpert 2015 Second Half

  • Current 2015 vExperts do not need to apply.
  • 2015 vExpert application: http://bit.ly/1c5bAUb
  • Recommend a colleague to apply for 2015 vExpert: http://bit.ly/1bobFfF (They will still need to fill out the application)

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 2015 vExpert program.

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

 

VMware at #EMCWorld 2015

emcworld    emcworld-keynote

EMC World 2015 comes to Las Vegas next week (May 4-7) with VMware joining in to share our latest product highlights, education and technical content around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and more. If attending, please review the schedules below (click to zoom) for our Breakout Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions and Booth Theater Presentations to fit into your own busy schedules. Don’t miss the General Session on Tuesday at 10am with Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, joining Joe Tucci, EMC CEO and Paul Maritz, Pivotal CEO to present on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and PaaS.

Breakout Sessions   BOF Sessions   Theater Sessions

At the VMware Booth in the Solutions Expo, our team will be showcasing VMware products and services with scheduled presentations at the Booth Theater, starting Monday night at the Welcome Reception through Tuesday and Wednesday. Drop by, meet the team, watch a theater presentation, ask for product demos and bring your questions. Take a spin at our Vegas slot machine – every participant wins a prize (possibly an EVO:RAIL backpack)! Don’t miss the week-long opportunity to talk to our team in sessions, at the booth, in meetings, at gatherings or on social media.

Follow @vmwareevents and @vmware on Twitter for highlights and coverage from the week. Use the #EMCworld hashtag on Twitter for the main stream of show content, but add the #VMware hashtag to narrow that conversation and highlights for VMware. Other suggested VMware hashtags include: #vsphere #vsom #evorail #vsan #vvols #vmwnsx #vcloud #vmwarehorizon

Other online channels include:
EMC World Virtual Conference (watch keynotes)
VMware Tribal Knowledge Blog (announcements and highlights)
VMware Events page on Facebook (announcements and highlights)
VMware YouTube channel – EMC World playlist (theCUBE and EMC TV videos)

We look forward to meeting attendees next week in Vegas or followers online!