Today is a special day for me, I’ve been awarded vExpert 2017 from VMware and I’m so thrilled to make the list again, this being my second year as a vExpert.
To see the full list of vExperts and find out more about the program see the Announcement here.
I believe that becoming a vExpert is all about the community, and this last year I have tried to really get to know the people out there, and have now made new friends at the London VMUG as well as led the CloudCred team on the charge up the leader board. I’ve set questions for Cloudcred, Attended many events, all the UK London VMUG events, Airwatch and EUC events, VMworld 2016 Europe and the UK VMUG usercon. I used to be shy and intimidated by talking to people at these type of events but by taking the jump to get involved has been so rewarding for me, meeting people, seeing then present and chatting over food and drink has been inspirational to me.
I’m really looking forward to continuing my journey with both VMware and the London VMUG and seeing where it takes me, only last week I was having vBeers with my good friends Chris Bradshaw and our very own London VMUG leader Dave Simpson
I’ve met a number of great people who have supported me on this journey and hopefully Ive supported them on their journey’s, far too many people to mention here (but I will try) so a big thanks to The London VMUG team, The Open Homelab project The Open Techcast team, (hope to be a podcasting guest soon guys)
The following people for inspiring me (in no particular order)
- Rob Bishop @Rob_A_B
- Chris Bradshaw @aldershotchris
- Dave Simpson @bfd_diplomacy
- Alex Galbraith @alexgalbraith
- Gareth Edwards @GarethEdwards86
- Kev Johnson @kev_johnson
- Amit Panchal @amitpanchal76
- Ather Beg @AtherBeg
A really special mention must go to NoellGrier @CloudCredGeek who as the Cloudcred admin must be really sick of all my emails about bugs, suggesting improvements, problems with tasks and why I can’t complete any tasks at the moment!