The list of 2016 vExperts was officially announced by VMware. This year sees a total of 1374 people awarded the title of vExpert. Australia / New Zealand represent 4.2% of the total vExpert numbers.
This year the vExpert nomination form asked for your country, so lets hope VMware publish that info. So for now, this is a list of names we recognise as from Australia or New Zealand.
VMware announced the list of 2015 vExperts during the week. Congratulations to all that made it. The list now contains over 1,000 vExperts.
For something perhaps a bit more relevant in the A/NZ region, I’ve broken it down for us. The numbers haven’t changed that much due to the 3 selection rounds of vExperts in 2014.
For the A/NZ region, the numbers increased by 3, with 4 people not renewed as vExperts (most likely because they didn’t submit an entry).
Back in April, I did a post when VMware announced 754 vExperts for 2014. This week, 123 were named vExperts from the Q2 nominations.
That adds another 2 Aussie vExperts to the list; Tim Williams (@ymmit85) and Matthew Healy (@matt232h). By my count, we now have 24 vExperts in Australia.
Sydney:1 (Nick Marshall moved to USA VMware HQ)
2014 APAC vExperts Name Last Twitter Region Alastair Cooke @DemitasseNZ New Zealand Andre Carpenter @andrecarpenter Melbourne Andrew Brydon @sidbrydon Melbourne Andrew Dauncey @daunce_ Melbourne Andrew Brydon @sidbrydon Melbourne Anthony Burke @pandom_ Melbourne Anthony Spiteri @anthonyspiteri Perth Arron Stebbing @ArronStebbing Melbourne Benjamin Troch @virtualb_me Singapore Chris Jones @cpjones44 Melbourne Craig Waters @cswaters1 Melbourne Dan Frith @penguinpunk Brisbane David Manconi @dmanconi New Zealand David Barclay @davidbarclay99 Brisbane Faisal Rahman @frtamal Frank Fan @frankfan7 Melbourne Grant Orchard @grantorchard Melbourne Greg Mulholland @g_mulholland Melbourne Iwan Rahabok @e1_ang Singapore Josh Odgers @josh_odgers Melbourne Justin Warren @jpwarren Melbourne Keiran Shelden @Keiran_Shelden Brisbane Mandeepak Sidhu @MannySidhu2 Melbourne Michael Webster @vcdxnz001 New Zealand Nathan Wheat @wheatcloud Melbourne Rob Waite @rob_waite_oz Melbourne Ryan McBride @RyanMcBride81 Sydney Shane White @ausvmguy Melbourne Tas Tareq Brisbane Tim Williams @ymmit85 Perth vExpert 2014 Q3 nominations are open until September 2014.
Last week we had the quarterly VMUG meeting at the Telstra Conference Centre.
We paid homage to the creator of the VMware community, John Troyer, as he’s moved on from VMware after 9 years. John was responsible for the vExpert program, in which 16 were from Melbourne this year.
If you want to participate in the VMUG community and perhaps become a vExpert, contact us about doing a community presentation.
Congratulations to all the vExperts from Australia, New Zealand & Singapore. It’s an honour to be included with such great local talent.
Back in 2010, Greg Mulholland was the only vExpert that I actually knew in Australia. Now we have 23 in Australia, and 5 in New Zealand & Singapore.
It’s great to see Melbourne VMUG members dominate the list of vExperts in our region. This is probably why the Melbourne VMUG has such a great turnout and so many community sessions.