All posts by Vikas Shitole

About Vikas Shitole

Vikas Shitole is a Staff engineer 2 at VMware (by Broadcom) India R&D. He currently contributes to core VMware products such as  vSphere, vSphere with Tanzu and partly VCF & VMware cloud on AWS. He is an AI and Kubernetes enthusiast. He is passionate about helping VMware customers & enjoys exploring automation opportunities around core VMware technologies. He has been a vExpert since last 10 years (2014-23) in row for his significant contributions to the VMware communities. He is author of 2 VMware flings & holds multiple technology certifications. He is one of the lead contributors to VMware API Sample Exchange with more than 35000+ downloads for his API scripts. He has been speaker at International conferences such as VMworld Europe, VMworld USA & was designated VMworld 2018 blogger as well. He was the lead technical reviewer of the two books "vSphere design" and "VMware virtual SAN essentials" by packt publishing. In addition, he is passionate cricketer, enjoys bicycle riding, learning about fitness/nutrition and one day aspire to be an Ironman 70.3

My story: How can a VMware vExpert program fuel your professional growth?

Recently I was awarded “VMware vExpert” title for the 10th year in row.

vExpert Badge

Over the years, as per my contribution to the community, I was awarded with below badges

Based on my 10+ years of professional experience, I think being part of vExpert community has had profound impact on my career and I am sure it will continue to have in future as well.

Few weeks back, I had created a video on how being part of vExpert community I was able to compound top 5-6 aspects/elements that shaped my career. I think in order to have well rounded organic professional growth, these key elements are necessary for every professional to excel. I always believe that anything good if you do consistently over the longer (considerable) period of time, it is bound to compound and it will start opening up multiple opportunities. I thought this post can be dedicated to have this video (just under 5 min) shared with you. Let me know if you resonate with 5-6 elements I talked about.

I also would like to let you know that since last 2 years, I am part of one of vExpert sub-programs i.e. VMware vExpert PRO.

Being vExpert PRO, my job is to help & mentor aspiring vExperts in my region (India) and beyond. If you are someone working as a professional on VMware technologies and aspire to be vExpert, please feel free to connect with me on linkedIn or Twitter, I will be happy to share my experience and be small part of your vExpert journey.

Further learning

  1. My VMware vExpert youtube playlist for aspiring vExperts and yes, please subscribe for valuable content in future
  2. VMware vExpert official portal