What’s all about becoming a vExpert?


This Saturday, June 5th I received an email from John Troyer announcing that I have been designated as a VMware vExpert 2010 and I was invited to participate in VMware program this year. This is the first time for me and I’m truly honored that John and his array of judges found that I have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. Thanks John, thanks judges whoever your are, thanks VMware.

Beside that vExperts could be either book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals, they are surely devoted professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vExperts have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community.

Being VMware vExpert brings you the following benefits:

  • Public recognition of the vExpert award with a certificate, gift, permission to display a logo, and inclusion in any public vExpert listing.
  • Access to a private vExpert community of your peers.
  • Free subscription to conference session materials on VMworld.com. <- WOW!
  • Access to exclusive events, licenses, and other opportunities to participate in activities with VMware, such as private beta programs. <- WOW squared! 

So now what’s next? There is so much to learn and to share with the Community, I have many posts left in draft that I want to polish and publish, so many things happening in my private life as well, I’m a proud father of a newborn baby girl called Léa, and so many other great things to come I hope. But first there are a few goals I need to achieve:

Again, thank you VMware for including me in your vExpert 2010 program and congratulations to all the awarded!

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About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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14 Responses to What’s all about becoming a vExpert?

  1. NiTRo says:

    Congrats and welcome in the VExpert Team 🙂

  2. Vladan says:

    Eh Bravo, congratulations. You certainly deserve that.

    Enfin…. Il était temps de rejoindre la force de frappe Francophone….

    Mes félicitations… -:)

  3. Hi,

    maybe we have to push Cisco to invite all Belgian vExperts to play with the UCS for some time in their lab….

    Greetings

    Gert

    • deinoscloud says:

      That’s definitely a good idea! I have sent out an email but I’m missing the contact details of an inside man who can really help us out on this issue 😦

  4. Congratulations, Didier ! Keep up the good work.

  5. Bert Vandebroek says:

    Congrats mate !

  6. Fred Rumming says:

    Hey Mate,

    I would not expect anything less of you :-). A very well deserved accolade that you have worked extremely hard to earn.

    • deinoscloud says:

      Thx Mate! How are you doing? We need to meet around a ‘fruits de mer’ dish and a couple wine bottles of Pouilly-Fumé 🙂

  7. Dave Heard-Zimin says:

    Congratulations ! Well deserved.

    Try Kees Gerritsen for Cisco UCS – I used to work with him. (kg@cisco.com)

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