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VMware Announces vExperts for 2015

Today, VMware announced the list of 2015 vExperts. The “vExpert” designation is not a technical certification, but instead a recognition of community engagement and personal influence within the various VMware and virtualization communities. I am simultaneously happy, honored, proud, and … Continue reading

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Cisco Champions for 2015 Announced

Last year Cisco joined the ranks of companies running community recognition programs by creating their Cisco Champion program. These programs recognize those people who go above and beyond in their efforts to share knowledge — knowledge of products, techniques, tips … Continue reading

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VMware Announces List of 2014 vExperts

Earlier this week VMware released the list of 2014 vExperts. The community recognition program has grown since its start in 2009, with 754 vExperts being named this year — the largest group yet. I’m simultaneously proud and humbled to have … Continue reading

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EMC Elect for 2014 Announced

Today EMC announced the “2014 edition” of their community recognition program, EMC Elect. To borrow from the EMC Elect Community page, EMC Elect is a community-driven recognition. Candidates for this recognition have displayed three key characteristics: Engagement — Members are … Continue reading

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Cisco Launches Champions Program for 2013

Yesterday, Cisco began sending email notifications to the people they’re inviting to participate in the Cisco Champions Program. This program’s purpose is “to create and nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, … Continue reading

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2013 VMware vExperts Announced

Yesterday, VMware announced the vExpert 2013 awardees.  The vExpert program is one that recognizes those members of the VMware community who “have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.”  One of the … Continue reading

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My Schedule for EMC World 2013

EMC World is almost here, and I’ve been spending a bit of effort figuring out how my time there would be best spent, and think I’ve got my schedule more or less worked out (there are only a couple double-bookings … Continue reading

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2012: The GeekFluent Year in Review

I’ve been thinking that I really need to be taking a more deliberate approach to this blog and make sure I’m posting more regularly.  Looking around, all of the big names in blogging seem to put out a year-end post.  … Continue reading

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EMC Elect – A Founder is Me

Today, EMC announced a community-driven recognition program called EMC Elect.  I’m very proud to follow that with the announcement that I have been one of ten people selected as Founding Members of this new program. The idea of the program … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: Certification Quest

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught some of the story of chasing certifications in October and how the best-laid plans meant nothing to Hurricane Sandy. Despite the obstacles thrown in our way, my teammates and I … Continue reading

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