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:
- Attend vmworld 2010! Still looking for sponsors (Read my blog post on the topic),
- Get my hands on Cisco UCS (Hey Cisco, do you have a spare kit to send out to Belgium?),
- Upgrade my home lab with a couple of Shuttle barebone kits,
- Study, study and study for VCDX (Wall of Fame).
Again, thank you VMware for including me in your vExpert 2010 program and congratulations to all the awarded!