Cisco recently announced the new Designated VIPs for 2014. The Cisco Designated VIP program recognizes the top external individual contributors in Cisco's online communities, including the Cisco Learning Network (CLN), the Cisco Support Community (CSC), and the Cisco Developers Network (CDN). You can read all about the VIP program and discover the Cisco Support Community (CSC) here.
This is the fourth year for this program and I am happy to see the Cisco team running the program keeping it alive an well. The CSC is, without a doubt, the best online resource for getting support and information on Cisco technologies. The Cisco team that works behind the scenes of the CSC are an outstanding group of individuals who really care about establishing a robust and sustainable collaboration environment.
The best news (from my point of view anyway) is that I was selected as a Cisco Designated VIP for 2014. I didn't make the cut for 2013 (I'd like to use my pursuit of the CCIE as an excuse, if you'll allow!) and it feels good to be back in that circle of outstanding talent. There are 36 VIPs this year! That is amazing and definitely demonstrates that the community is alive and well.
I'd also like to take a moment to congratulate the other designated VIPs. I am in great company and you all make me look good, keep it up because I need all the help I can get! I'd also like to thank a few of the VIPs for taking the time to help me out of a few jams. Thanks to Aaron, Anthony, Huff, Jonathan, Martin, Chris D., and of course my brother, David Hailey.
While I am at it, hats off to my fellow Chesapeake NetCraftsmen colleagues Rick Burts and David Hailey for also making the cut.
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