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Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional

Recently I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual C#. MVP_FullColor_ForScreen

For those that don’t know it’s an annual award based on nominations from peers and Microsoft. Although there are just over 4,000 MVPs worldwide from all kinds of specializations, there are less than 100 C# MVPs in the US. There is more information at the site: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com

The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs from around the world have the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives, network with peers, and position themselves as technical community leaders.

Here is my profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/profile/rob.reynolds

I want to thank those that nominated me, without nominations this would never have happened. Thanks to Microsoft for liking me and finding my achievements and contributions to the community to be worth something. It’s good to know when you put in a lot of hard work that you get rewarded! I also want to thank many of the people I have worked with over the last 7 years. You guys have been great and I’m definitely standing on the shoulders of giants! Thanks to KDOT for giving me that first shot into professional programming and the experience and all of the training! A special thanks to @drusellers for kick starting me when I went stale in my learning back in 2007 and for always pushing me and bouncing ideas off of me. Without you I don’t think I would have made it this far. Thanks Alt.NET for keeping it fresh and funky! A very special thank you goes out to my wife for supporting me and locking me in the basement to work on all of my initiatives!

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# re: Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional

Congrats for getting MVP. I have question about MVP. Do they give MVP awards every quarter or annual? If I want to register for nomination when I have to do that? Do they see the past year's activities or pas quarter's activities?

Please give advice on that .

Thanks
shailesh
4/12/2010 11:33 AM | shailesh patel
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# re: Microsoft C# Most Valuable Professional

@shailesh: It's an annual award that they stagger every three months. So it's announced quarterly, but if you get one in one of the quarters, you have it for the year. They look at your past year's contributions.

You don't really register for nomination, you are nominated by your peers, Developer Evangelist, or someone at Microsoft. More details here: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com
4/12/2010 1:53 PM | Robz
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