2016 VMware vExpert Award

I was honoured to learn on Friday that for the sixth year I have been awarded the VMware vExpert status.  I would like to congratulate the fellow vExperts and welcome any new vExperts to the group. 

The VMware vExpert status isn't a qualification or an award for knowledge but an award given by VMware for community members in recognition for their input to the VMware community. In VMware's own words:

The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities

Taking an active part within the community that I have found so valuable is very important to me, it can be very easy to use the resources you find online to help you and further your career but I feel it is equally as important to give something back. 

During 2015 I have continued to take an active part in the VMware User Group, published my second book, blogged and spoke at a number conferences or user groups all about technology that I love.

I am looking forward to taking an active part in the community during 2016 and I look forward to catching up with my customers and fellow community members at shows and events throughout the year. 

More information about the awards can be found at the following link