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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 19, 2019

The VMware vExpert Cloud Management 2019 announcement has been released, and I am truly humbled to be recognised for community contributions in the cloud management space. I can’t wait to see what cool stuff this new sub-designation brings to the #vCommunity!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on November 7, 2018

#vRockstar For me, this event marks the official #vCommunity start of “VMworld week” in Barcelona. This was my third year at the pre-VMworld party, vRockstar. As usual, the event was oversubscribed and sold out in record time weeks in advance. With another change in location this year, the event was held at the Obama English Pub/Grill (https://obamabcn.com/). The venue was nice albeit a little smaller than the previous venues, the staff were nice and the food was awesome (once it had arrived).

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Written by Christopher Lewis on November 7, 2018

This year I was lucky enough to be given a #vExpert blogger pass to the VMworld 2018 Europe event in Barcelona. This will be my third year in a row! #AchievementUnlocked #vExpert #Blogger #VMworld2018 pic.twitter.com/4ry8Mog0yj — Christopher Lewis (@thecloudxpert) November 5, 2018 Posts Here is a list of all my planned posts of the event: vRetreat - Cohesity vRockstar Day 0 - Sessions Day 0 - VMware {Code} Hackathon (Team #PowerVKE) Day 1 - General Session Day 1 - Sessions Day 1 - vExpert Party and VMware UK&I Party Day 2 - General Session Day 2 - Sessions Day 2 - VMworld Party Day 3 - Sessions Keep checking back for this and more content!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 25, 2018

The Session Builder for the VMworld Europe 2018 content catalog is now live! So if you’re going to be in Barcelona in November, you best head on over to the VMworld Scheduler site and get your sessions booked in before the spaces run out! My VMworld Focus Areas Personally, I will try to limit my focus to three main themes this year because there really isn’t enough time in the 3-4 days:

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Written by Christopher Lewis on June 6, 2018

I’m extremely humbled to make the cut for this 2018 intake of the vExpert vSAN program. I’m in the company of some titans of the community! Congrats to everyone who made it! See the full announcement here. That’s 3 out of 3 sub-designations to the vExpert program! Now I just need to somehow keep them all!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on March 9, 2018

I am, again, extremely humbled to be awarded the vExpert accolade as part of the class of 2018 (3rd year in a row). It is an honour to be amongst such an awesome bunch of people constantly contributing to the VMware community. Well done everyone who applied and made it! If you applied and didn’t make it, keep working towards it #NeverGiveUp

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Written by Christopher Lewis on October 27, 2017

The VMware vExpert Cloud 2017 announcement has been released, and I am humbled to be recognised for community contributions in the VMware Cloud space. See the full vExpert announcement here.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 25, 2017

I have worked in “the industry” for the last 17+ years, so picking up new technologies and learning as much as I can (or at least as much I need to know to be dangerous) has become second nature to me. If I was just starting out in IT today, I’m not sure where I would start. I know when I started back in the day with software packaging with WISE Package Studio, Networking was a dark art.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 16, 2017

The 2nd half vExpert announcement just dropped into my inbox and I’m extremely humbled to be added to the growing list of ~150 people worldwide that have been awarded the vExpert subcategory accolade of VMware vExpertNSX. The vExpert award is a acknowledgement of the contributions made by individuals to the VMware community. It is not too ealy to start working on building your content for the vExpert 2018 submission which will be later this year!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 16, 2017

The 2017 second half vExpert Announcements have just dropped and including the VSAN and NSX subcategories. Congrats all those who made it!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on June 22, 2017

I am on my way home from my first North East VMUG (@NorthEastVMUG). It is not my first VMUG. Work allowing, I have been a regular attendee to the London VMUG (@LonVMUG) for the last few years. This time would be different though. This time I was presenting a session for the first time. What is VMUG? The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 8, 2017

Following the announcement today, I consider myself extremely humbled to be given the community accolade of vExpert for a second year in a row. I’m in the company of some giants of the industry and some seriously #awesome guys and gals. Congratulations to everyone that made the cut, both new and continuing vExperts, the community wouldn’t be the same without you all. The full announcement can be found at https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/02/vexpert-2017-award-announcement.html

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