Today, we’re excited to introduce an exciting new partnership with the VMware User Group (VMUG), marking our first engagement with a corporate partner’s extended user community. This joint initiative, in support of the VMUG social impact program, will enable VMUG members to offer their skills to our nonprofit Project Partners through pro bono service, or make charitable donations that will be matched by VMUG.
Although closely aligned with VMware, VMUG is an independent, customer-led organization with 80,000 members in 50 countries around the world. It is focused on providing education, training, and networking opportunities to maximize its members’ use of VMware and partner solutions.
It is particularly fitting that VMUG is the first SocialCoding4Good user community partner: VMware was our first corporate partner, and its employees’ technical volunteer efforts have supported open source projects addressing education, poverty, and sanitation, to name only a few.
“Giving Back is a core value at VMware and one that also resonates with the VMUG community,” noted Nicola Acutt, Executive Director of the VMware Foundation. “We’re thrilled that VMUG is partnering with SocialCoding4Good to provide members with skill-based service opportunities for real, sustainable impact.”
Mariano Maluf, VMUG Board President said, “The VMUG organization is honored to partner with SocialCoding4Good in giving back to the community. We are looking forward to collaborating with SocialCoding4Good and are passionate about connecting our members to opportunities where they can contribute their skills and funds to help solve humanitarian issues.”
We’re honored too! Welcome to all the VMUG members worldwide – we can’t wait to see you social coding for good!