The awards were announcend for vExpert yesterday. Many people received a nice email from John Troyer with these words.
Congratulations! On behalf of VMware, we would like to thank you for all the work you’ve done giving back to the virtualization community and sharing your expertise with others. We are pleased to present you with the VMware vExpert Award for 2009. VMware is giving this award to individuals who have contributed significantly to the community of VMware users over the past year.More details are available on the vExpert landing page.
Pleased as punch to say that I was one of the recipients, hence you see the nice logo on the left hand side of the page now. What pleases me even more is that this award is for activities in 2008, before anyone had any idea that the award would exist. You know that all those people who received an award this first year earned it based on their efforts being purely for the good of the community and not for any recognition.
What do you do to get a reward, or what did I do in particular? Well I don't think it was this little blog. The main reason? That will continue to remain a quietly kept secret. VMware don't tell you anyway, so its a guess, unless of course you are only active in one area.
Congratulations to all of who are vExperts, especially all of those I have got to know over the last year through the various VMware community activities.