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Applications for vExpert 2017 Second Half , NSX, vSAN are Now Open!

Applications for vExpert 2017 Second Half, vExpert NSX, vExpert vSAN are Now Open!

The wait is over and the second time to apply for vExpert 2017 & is here. Applications for the 2017 vExpert, vExpert NSX and vExpert vSAN are now open!

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Key dates to be aware of:

  • June 7th, vExpert applications go live.
  • July 7th – All vExpert applications close (no late entries this year).
  • August 18th – vExpert Award Announcement

How to apply for vExpert 2017 as well as the vExpert NSX & vExpert vSAN Sub-Programs

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.

How to apply for vExpert 2017 as well as the vExpert NSX & vExpert vSAN Sub-Programs

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 2017 vExpert program.

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

2 thoughts on “Applications for vExpert 2017 Second Half , NSX, vSAN are Now Open!

  1. Steven Jones

    Hello Corey and vExpert Team,
    I got an email about joining vExpert 2017 which I thought I had done last year. So I am asking to resubmit my application for 2017. I have continued to work weekly with customers and have also worked as a VMware evangelist advocating for vROPs and Log Insight (lead instructor for new Log Insight Class) and SDDC day two operations.
    Thanks, Steven Jones

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