VMware vExpert

It was announced today and if you are a virtualization enthusiast, it might be old news to you by now.  It’s an honour to be part of such a knowledgeable community of people, which I consider to be the best in the computing industry.

I have been blogging for a few years now but never thought of applying for the accolade.  Of course, I was aware of the prestige that comes with it.  I thought I had no chance of being selected, given the quality of contributions I saw from existing vExperts.  When I joined my current company Xtravirt, I met some of my vExpert colleagues.  Their participation encouraged me to apply this year.  I guess, you have to be “in it to win it” 🙂

It’s a big deal for supporters of the program.  For that reason, there will be a lot of chat and discussion on this in the coming days.  For me, I know that my passion for virtualization will be fuelled further by being recognised by the program.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to renew my vExpert status for years to come.  I am fully aware that I’ll have to work hard for it but that’s what I intend to do anyway.

In the end, I would congratulate all fellow vExperts – new and old, but also thank John Troyer for putting so much effort into going through and validating all the applications for the program.  That must be one enormously tedious task but is done every year diligently.  If that’s not passion, I don’t know what is!