This just in: “The Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying thank you and to honor and support the significant contributions you make to communities worldwide. As a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award, you join an elite group of technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing your real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft salutes all MVPs for promoting the spirit of community and enhancing people’s lives and the industry’s success everyday. To learn more about the MVP Program, visit: www.microsoft.com/mvp.”
What can I say? I've been active in the community this past year (mmm... not so much on this blog, I have to work on that), so I was hoping to get my MVP status renewed, but you never know for sure until you get this e-mail. I think it's also an encouragement to continue my efforts.
In fact, at this very moment I'm planning the sessions for our first Dutch .NET CodeCamp: http://www.code-camp.nl/. A joint effort of SDN, VBCentral and DotNed. It looks like we've got more session proposals (25) than we can accomodate (+/- 20), so it's going to be a packed day. If you haven't signed up, please hurry, because there's a limit of 120 attendees. Given that the event won't draw hundreds of people means you can more easily interact with your peers, and with the speakers. Subjects will range from: WPF, LINQ, XNA, WF, and many other MLA's (multi-letter-acronyms). However, it will not all be about great “new stuff”. We'll also cover topics that address issues we're having today. How about: COM Interop, ASP.NET Ajax, Designing Windows Controls. I'll do a session (if I can fit it in) on Visual C# 2005 tips and tricks. Although upon request, we dive into the new 'Orcas' release as well.
Anyway, I'm grateful to be nominated MVP again and hope to see you on May 12th.