This is the time of the year where you can see your Twitter feed filled with a lot of “I’ve been awarded as a [Put any vendor name here]!”. As part of the community, I’m also a proud member of such programs to help the different vendors by giving feedbacks from the field and trying to get the most of it by engaging the communication with the Product Managers when it’s possible. So for this coming year, I’ll contribute on the following community programs (by alphabetical order):
The Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Program provides an opportunity for participants to gain deeper insight into Citrix strategies and technologies, including advance knowledge of planned projects. Awardees engage with Citrix leaders to help shape the future of cloud computing technologies that enable mobile workstyles, providing valuable input on business needs and feedback on product strategy.
The Very Important Parallels Professional Program (VIPP) was created to give its members a better understanding of the technologies around Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) while providing critical and valuable feedback to key stakeholders within the Parallels organization. In this program, selected IT professionals will meet with Parallels leaders, working together to shape the future of remote access and cloud computing solutions.
The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year’s (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards. We look to see that not only were you active but are still active in the path you chose to apply for.
Really glad for being renewed inside those programs and can’t wait for this new year to collaborate with everyone!