Today VMware (or better said John Troyer) announced they have opened the vExpert 2013 applications. You can now submit your application and invite other people. This year VMware offers 3 different paths, just like last year. The deadline for application is April 15, 2013 at midnight PDT.
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.
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.
If you think you are the right person to become a 2013 vExpert go apply at bit.ly/vExpert2013application! If you want someone else to apply for vExpert 2013 you can also sign them up: http://bit.ly/vExpert2013recommend. More information on the vExpert program can be found here.
Thanks to John Troyer & the vExpert Program Team to make this happen again!
Good luck to everyone!