Today marked the first time (and hopefully not the last) that I was named a Microsoft MVP in C#.
It’s truly an honor to be recognized for my contributions, and to be listed among other MVPs that I have long looked up to and held in the highest regard. I look forward to engaging in the MVP community – both online and in person at the Summit, and continuing to engage with the local and national developer community though user groups, code camps and developer conferences. While I did not receive my award for my contributions in social media or blogging – I do intend to have more of a presence there in the coming year.
From the Microsoft MVP Award program site:
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.At Microsoft, we recognize the vital role these individuals play in the adoption and advancement of technology—and in helping our customers do great things with our products. This was the inspiration for the Microsoft MVP Award. Nearly two decades ago, we awarded 37 technical community leaders as MVPs.Today, there are more than 4,000 MVPs worldwide. They represent more than 90 countries, speak over 40 languages, answer more than 10 million questions a year, and are awarded in almost 90 Microsoft technologies—reflecting the breadth of our products and our global communities.
Thank you to Microsoft and the Visual C# team for recognizing my contributions.