The list of 2016 vExperts was officially announced by VMware. This year sees a total of 1374 people awarded the title of vExpert. Australia / New Zealand represent 4.2% of the total vExpert numbers.
This year the vExpert nomination form asked for your country, so lets hope VMware publish that info. So for now, this is a list of names we recognise as from Australia or New Zealand.
This year sees the number of locals grow to 58, up from 48 last year. There was quite a few that made it onto the 2015 second half year announcement.
Melbourne still leads, up 3 from last year, even though 3 people weren't renewed from last year, which means there were 5 people added from last year.
Canberra added their first during the mid year announcements last year, and they've added another since.
Sydney added 3 to their total from 2015, now up to 14.
Contrary to my previous comment about Brisbane, they snuck in 2 more this year.
Adelaide IS on the map. Amin Naserpourven (VCDX 188). He actually made the list last year.
The eastern island of Australia, also known as New Zealand, quietly gained 1, now up to 9.
There's been a lot of noise from the guys in Perth, but that's about it. No change from last year.
It's great to see the community growing each year, and hope to catch up at vForum.
I've picked up a few errors in the previous vExpert blogs, so I might have to go back and update those ones. Stay tuned.
If you see anyone I've missed, let me know.
|Alastair||Cooke||@DemitasseNZ||New Zealand||Grand Total||58|
A summary of the changes between 2015 & 2016: