VMware vExpert Nominations for 2013 are Open

Nominations are open for the VMware vExpert program for 2013. There are three paths to becoming a vExpert for 2013. Deadlines for application are by Midnight on April 15th 2013. I was extremely proud to be included in the 2012 group. The VMware community is one of the most open and active technical groups out there in many formats including twitter, blogging and community events such as the vBeers VMUGs.

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.

Recommend that someone apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013recommend 
Apply for vExpert 2013: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013application The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013 at midnight PDT.
The existing VMware vExpert 2012 directory is at http://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa.
For questions about the application process or the vExpert Program, use the comments below or email vexpert@vmware.com.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the program over the years,
John Troyer & the vExpert Program Team