After a very rough and transforming year of 2020, I am very thrilled to announce that my efforts have been rewarded with the title of vExpert 2021.
Twice a year you have the possibility to apply for this title. So to receive this honor, you have to prove that you are eligible. Furthermore, I had to decide which path to apply for.
Therefore, I had the choice between the customer, partner and evangelist path. Despite my new employer: interface systems GmbH has the highest tier and is a principal partner in data center virtualization, I choose the evangelist path. This was the logical choice because I was working, during the application for vExpert, just four months for this company.
Meanwhile, I am very settled with this company and already confidently advised numerous customers, was speaker on several workshops, contributed in the VMTN forum, blogged and absolved trainings and certifications. A new and exciting world I arrived in.
Currently, there are about 2200 active vExperts, and you can have a look, filter and search for the individual experts here: https://vexpert.vmware.com/directory
Furthermore, I could refresh my implementation expert certification in December 2020 (VCIX-DCV). Now I have all the prerequisites to overmaster the last challenge of becoming one of 300 VMware Design Experts. Just a project with sufficient complexity has to be found :-).
My next articles will be either about new technologies in the VMware realm like TANZU or my other favorite topic: sports. I am currently “getting wintered” like Ross Edgley would say. That means I am training harshly despite the adverse weather. Currently, I am reaching my new height of VO2Max 62!
Thanks for reading, stay healthy and save!