Post 2010 MVP Summit -- Thanks!

I've been home since Saturday, but today (Monday) is my first day back in the 'real world' after spending time breathing the rarified air shared amongst the attendees of the 2010 MVP Summit.

Very simply put, the Summit brings together the MVPs and the Product Team members for the area of competency in which you're involved. There's some picking of brains both ways, and a bit of roadmap discusion.

Beyond that, it's a world-wide networking opportunity to see all those folks you only see once or twice a year, and there's always someone you haven't met before but have exchanged so much email that you're not strangers.

There were a few meetings with people that I intended to do that just didn't happen. If you fall in that category, get in touch with me by email and we can continue our discussion that way.

I'd like to officially thank all the folks at Microsoft that spent so much time putting this event together for us, and of course my tireless MVP Lead Suzanna Moran (@Zannabanana)!

There are many highlights to a week like the last one, but for me, Tim Heuer put the exclamation point on the end of the week with this post: Silverlight MVPs of the Year (2009). I know that's been mentioned more than once already, but my reason for doing so is to point out that 4 years and 11 months ago I was an out-of-work Win32/PlatformSDK/MFC/C++ developer. It's only because of people like Tim Heuer and Scott Cate who runs the local developer community under the umbrella of AZGroups that I'm still writing code for a living, much less all this.

So just thanks to everyone... I'm having a heck of a good time with it all!

posted @ Monday, February 22, 2010 7:17 AM

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