Most Valuable Expert Awards

The Experts Exchange Most Valuable Expert (MVE) Award recognizes Experts for outstanding community contributions. While an MVE might have a stack of points and certifications, they’re more likely to be acknowledged by fellow experts who see their work and from grateful users who have been helped out of a jam.

MVEs are very much the heroes of Experts Exchange who quietly achieve greatness. They strive to solve people’s technology problems, improve others appreciation of technology and make a real difference in the overall experience for those seeking help. They do so with a professionalism and commitment that makes them stand out in the community.

How MVEs are chosen

To receive the MVE award, Experts are nominated by the community. Candidates then undergo a rigorous evaluation of their technical prowess, community contributions and member feedback. The quality of their interactions and contributions are then assessed by a panel of community members and staff.

The MVE award is based on the prior year contributions and is an annual award. With some of the very best Experts in the world, the MVE Award is recognition bestowed on the very few of the many tens of thousands of Experts who are members of Experts Exchange.

How you can become a Most Valuable Expert

The first step is to get nominated (the more nominations the better, but do not solicit for nominations). Becoming an MVE depends heavily on both attitude and quality of work throughout Experts Exchange: answering questions, writing articles, participating on blogs. You will need to have been a full member for the entire year prior, and indicate a commitment to continue at a similar level of effort for the ensuing year.

Qualities such as technical accuracy, demeanor, professionalism, courtesy, responsiveness, regularity (more so than frequency) and reliability will be considered. While it is not about points alone, points are indicative of your technical ability; it is also important to have achieved an acceptable level of certification within your area of expertise.