The applications for VMware vExpert 2015 are now open! Corey Romero, VMTN community manager today announced that the applications are open for the 2015 vExpert program and the nominations will be accepted starting from today till 12th of December 2014 (Midnight PST).
There are a couple of changes that have been introduced into this year’s program. Last year the program was kicked off and ran for three quarters and certain set of vExperts were chosen at the end of every quarter. From this year onwards it will just be twice a year. The applications that are submitted by 12th of Dec 2014 will fall under the Q1 period and the rest will get carried over to Q2.
The application again is split into two categories, one for the new vExperts and another for the returning vExperts who were chosen to be part of the vExpert community in the year 2014. The returning experts can fill the fastrack form where they will have to talk only about the achievements after being awarded with 2014 vExpert status.
It is a wonderful chance for all the new and returning vExperts to showcase their work in the previous year and be recognized for the same. As usual there is a wonderful team who sit behind the scene and select the vExperts and encourage all the community enthusiasts to do better every year. The program not only recognizes candidates for their contribution to the community but the status also comes with lot of perks.
If you feel you have contributed to the community and helped others grow along with you, please fill the application forms here and nominate yourself. Or if you know someone who deserves it, you can also nominate them for the program.
Wishing all the very best to all the applicants and hoping to see more people join the vExpert group this year and be part of this wonderful community.
Abhilash Basavarajaiah is a Global Technical Alliance Manager and an Ambassador for the Office of the CTO @ VMware.
He is a dynamic IT professional and an ambitious, highly-motivated individual with experience in pre-sales, business development, and
strategic alliances. He experienced in designing and architecting
hybrid cloud infrastructure with a focus on Software-Defined Datacenter.
He is passionate about technology and all things virtual and VMware has recognized him as a VMware vExpert and a vExpert Pro under the Evangelist path for his contribution to the virtualization and cloud computing communities through knowledge sharing and content creation.
Abhilash holds numerous technical certifications from VMware, EMC, Cisco, CNCF, Microsoft, and Rackspace