Just received the email, that the 2015 applications for the prestigious vExpert award has been opened. I myself was lucky enough to be awarded the honor in 2014, and have submitted a request for a repeat in 2015. Crossing my fingers that my contributions to the community in 2014 has been enough.
I’m thinking that, the easiest way, to earn the reward is to do sessions at your local VMUGs, and don’t worry about your content, I held a session which I though was too basic, but was very well received by the audience.
Another way is to blog about VMware, but coming up with original blog material isn’t always that easy. Do your research properly, and make sure that you credit everyone you have gotten inspiration from.
Even if you haven’t done either of these 2 things, you can still apply, however naming a sponsor from VMware that can vouch for your claims, will definitely help your application.
If you think this might be something for you, you can find the application form here: http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2014/11/vexpert-2015-applications-open.html