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Mar 25 2009   3:33PM GMT

Where are all the vExperts?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
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When the 300 vExperts were announced last month I was curious about how many were located in my area. Well what started out as simple curiosity of the number of vExperts in my area grew to include all the other ones that I could find worldwide. I gathered this information from the vExperts that checked in on the special vExpert VMTN forum as well as the members that joined the LinkedIn group. Of the 300 I’ve only been able to identify slightly more than half of them, the rest either have not realized they were named a vExpert or have not acknowledged it in the forum or the LinkedIn group.

Could you be one of the missing vExperts?

There were some reports of the vExpert announcement email being categorized as spam due to the word “Congratulations” in the subject. As a result many vExperts did not realize they were awarded this honor right away. It’s possible that there are others out there that still do not realize it and a public directory of the 300 vExperts has not been published yet. Through my research I did find out that I was one of four vExperts from the Denver area; I thought I would share the rest of my findings so far as to the geographical makeup of the vExperts.

  • United States: 89 vExperts
    • Arkansas – 2
    • Arizona – 1
    • Colorado – 4
    • California – 8
    • District of Columbia – 4
    • Florida – 3
    • Georgia – 5
    • Hawaii – 1
    • Iowa – 1
    • Illinois – 7
    • Indiana – 3
    • Kansas – 1
    • Kentucky – 2
    • Louisiana – 1
    • Massachusetts – 3
    • Maine – 1
    • Michigan – 1
    • Minnesota – 2
    • Missouri – 3
    • N. Carolina – 2
    • Nebraska – 3
    • New York – 5
    • Ohio – 2
    • Oklahoma – 1
    • Oregon – 2
    • Pennsylvania – 4
    • S. Carolina – 1
    • Tennessee – 1
    • Texas – 7
    • Virginia – 3
    • Washington – 3
    • Wisconsin – 2
  • Netherlands – 14 vExperts
  • United Kingdom – 11 vExperts
  • Germany – 6 vExperts
  • Canada – 4 vExperts
  • Australia – 4 vExperts
  • Belgium – 3 vExperts
  • Denmark – 3 vExperts
  • France – 3 vExperts
  • Italy – 3 vExperts
  • Russia – 3 vExperts
  • Luxembourg – 2 vExperts
  • Croatia – 1 vExpert
  • Hungary – 1 vExpert
  • India – 1 vExpert
  • Israel – 1 vExpert
  • Malaysia – 1 vExpert
  • Norway – 1 vExpert
  • Slovakia – 1 vExpert
  • Spain – 1 vExpert
  • Sweden – 1 vExpert
  • Switzerland – 1 vExpert

That’s 155 vExperts so far that I know about. Be sure and check your spam folder, you may be a vExpert and not even know it. A large majority of the vExperts are VMware User Group organizers from all over the world. The rest are mainly composed of bloggers and VMware evangelists. If you are a vExpert be sure and introduce yourself in this thread in the VMTN private community, and join the LinkedIn group.

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