Thursday, January 15, 2009

It’s a Major Award!

On January 1, I was pleased to receive an email with the subject “Congratulations 2009 Microsoft MVP!” It is nice to be recognized for my contributions to the Microsoft developer community. I’ve made a lot of friends and learned plenty by traveling around and giving talks, as well as helping organize developer events.

If you are unfamiliar with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional program, you can read up on it here. Personally, I was overwhelmed by the show of support that I received from my peers when I announced my receipt of the award on twitter.

If you go here you can see what I’m talking about. It goes on for a few pages. I feel a bit like George Bailey in that my wealth and my reward is the amazing group of friends I’ve made.

The MVP award is for the contributions I made in the previous twelve months. I am not obligated to make any further contributions, but who am I kidding, now that I’ve found my Tribe, I can’t seem to stay at home.



Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:20:18 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
It's from Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian!

Congratulations from someone who is an MVP because of your encouragement and support.
Friday, January 16, 2009 10:01:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Alan, you definitely deserve the award, if for nothing more than your incredible energy!

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