In October, I received the Microsoft MVP Award. The award is given based on past performance over the previous year. Each year, the renewal is re-evaluated – again based on past performance. I am thankful for everyone that nominated me and helped make this happen.
Let me make a shout out to my friend Randy Walker from the great neighboring state of Arkansas. It was at his urging and his persistence that finally made this happen. Randy is pretty active in the community in this region so many of you probably already know him. If you don’t, I urge you to introduce yourself to him.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet PJ Forgione, my MVP lead, a few times in person. Another great guy that’s keeping the MVP program filled with wonderful passion and excitement. I’m looking forward to seeing him again in person sometime next year.
Thanks also to the local Microsoft guys that had input in the approval process. Many of you know Clint Edmonson – a great guy that truly has a heart for us lowly architects and developers. Keep an eye on his blog and you’ll be in touch with the pulse of the local development community.