Apr 232012
 

After allot of nail biting and bum shuffling I can announce I got into the 2012 vEXPERT program.

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It turns out that then the panel went to view my blog my hosting provider decided that it was a good idea to take it down. This resulted in an automatic deferral and with the volume of people the panel had to evaluate this resulted in me getting over looked. But Alex Maier was brilliant and when my blog was available again she got my application re-evaluated and I am in the program. Smile

The full list of this years vEXPERTS is here so be sure to check them out. I think Greg Robertson will be doing some more vEXPERT spotlights so be sure to check out the new guys on the program.

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Jul 032011
 

After a little bit of teasing from the vExpert team, I was included in the 2nd batch of emails informing me of my acceptance into the VMware vExpert 2011 program.

We’re pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and beyond, and we’re delighted to communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction throughout the year as we continue to grow knowledge and success in the community of IT professionals. Welcome to the vExpert 2011 Program!

Its a great feeling to be included in this elite group and I plan to work hard to maintain and increase my involvement in the Virtualisation community.

Id just like to thank the people that nominated me (http://vmackem.co.uk/?p=530) along with John Troyer and the vExpert panel.

Its also great so see so many guys from the London VMUG getting recognised, allot of people made a huge effort this year and its well deserved.

What is a vExpert? http://www.vmware.com/communities/vexpert/faq.html

Some good lists to follow if you want to see what other vExperts are up to:

http://twitter.com/#!/maishsk/vmware-vexpert-2011

http://twitter.com/#!/GreggRobertson5/vmware-vexperts-2011

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Apr 122011
 

Its that time of year again and the vExpert applications and nomination forms are out for all to see. The vExpert covers the activities over 2010.

http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2011/04/vmware-vexpert-2011-applications-now-open.html

This year it would be great to see more guys from the UK get this accreditation. I think that the amount of people participating in the UK virtualisation communities and going above and beyond there job role has now hit a new high over in the UK in 2010 and its time that is recognised.

If you feel that 2010 was a great year for yourself and you gave more than is generally expected to the virtualisation communities then put yourself forward. They need you to fill in an information form about yourself so that VMware can judge you worthy or not.

You can also nominate people for the award. While I don’t think the amount of nominations for one person will make a difference the content will, so be sure to give good reasons why you want that person the be a vExpert.

On that note………..

Please feel free to nominate myself. Winking smile

Personally it has been a great year for me regarding my contributions to the communities and I feel I have contributed significantly in 2010 with podcasts, videos, whitepapers, blogging, reviews etc. I aim to do better in 2011 but it would be amazing if you put my name forward with a nomination for 2010.

http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/vexpert-2011-nomination-form.html

(email: david.owen@golddustcontracting.co.uk)

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