I got the email this morning. I’ve been awarded as an MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for another year. That makes 16. Scary thought: I’ve been an MVP for more than a quarter of my life. Thanks to Microsoft for seeing something useful in me that I’ve never quite managed to find myself. I’ll try to keep doing whatever it is that keeps me in the programme.
This week is the week of the MVP summit in Bellevue. And this year I’m not there. Hopefully I can get out for the next one. Have a great time folks.
Day one of the Microsoft MVP Community event. Great fun. Interesting content on Story Telling and whole bunch of like minded folks. We're at the National Space Centre in Leicester which is a fantastic venue. Tonight we had the event dinner. With a quiz. And I was on the winning table, which was rather nice. More talks tomorrow.
Today it was just a simple matter of driving to London, running a few robot races and then back again. And it all went beautifully. The event was held at the RAF Museum in Hendon. So I put the postcode into the satnav and headed out. The journey down was smooth enough, and after a while I was all set up, with just a bit of nervousness about the network connectivity.
As it turned out, we had a few races and at least one winner.
This is one of our happy winners, with his winning robot. After the racing it was back into the car, enter another postcode (the one for home) and head back. I got into Hull just after midnight. It was great to meet up with a bunch of folks that I'd not seem for a while and talk "proper shop".
Thanks to Claire for inviting me.
I'm not sure if the proper term is "MVPness" or "MVPoscity". But any way, I've been awarded another year of it, which is very nice.
Thank you very much Microsoft.
Today was the last day of the Microsoft MVP Summit. Tomorrow I fly home. I've just about got over the jet lag, in time for another bout when I get home. We had another day of interesting discussion and a hackathon which was great fun. Then out for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then packing.
It's been a great summit. I always leave these occasions with a head full of ideas for things to do and a strong desire to come back for the next one. Thanks to Microsoft for setting up such a fantastic event.
I'm really pleased that I've just been made an MVP again for another year. And this year there's been a change in that Windows Phone MVPs (which used to include me) have now been merged with the Windows Platform Development group.
So I guess that means I've finally made it onto the big screen......