After a lot of time waiting for the response, on Fri Jul, 1 morning I receive this email from John Troyer:

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We're pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and beyond, and we’re delighted to communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction throughout the year as we continue to grow knowledge and success in the community of IT professionals. Welcome to the vExpert 2011 Program!

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An amazing way to start a day

 

And the better news was that also other 3 people from VMUG IT were also designed to this award.

 

This is the second year (the first year I've never tried to apply to the vExpert nomination) and I'm really happy to be nominated again, considering that this year the level is really high and hard (seems that also VMware employees can now participate at this program, so probably less seat for "humans").

I don't know how much weight has the community activity in this kind of recognition, but for an example of negative reply seems that criteria are very high and articulates:

http://rvdnieuwendijk.com/2011/07/03/not-designated-as-a-vmware-vexpert-2011/

 

So I have to thanks the VMware selection committee and a special thanks to John Troyer for all the hard work on vExpert program and for the VMware Community.

 

Other VMUG IT vExperts:

http://p2v.it/2011/07/02/im-a-vexpert/

http://virtualbyte.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/wow-sono-un-vexpert-wow-im-a-vexpert/

http://www.vuemuer.it/

 

Some vExperts directories (but there will be also an official page):

http://www.van-lieshout.com/vexpert/- One of the first list of vExpert 2011

http://twitter.com/@maishsk/vmware-vexpert-2011- Maish Saidel-Keesing twitter list

Eric Sloof's LinkedIn vExpert group (by approval only)