Last year I received the Microsoft MVP award for my work in Silverlight technical communities. It was a great honor for me and was something I worked towards for quite some time. The year as a Silverlight MVP brought a lot of meetings (online and offline) and I meet some really cool and interesting people at the yearly MVP Summit.
In the same period Silverlight have been doomed several times – by the media and by developers around the world. Well, it seems that Silverlight got a somewhat bright future – least for some years to come.
I wasn’t sure my involvement in the community – online as well as offline – was sufficient to get my MVP renewed. However late Saturday afternoon I received this mail:
“Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award!”
YEAH :) I’m looking forward to another year as Silverlight MVP and to meet a lot of new people in the community.
Stay tuned at my blog (http://xamlgeek.net) and expect to read a lot about Silverlight, Windows Phone and Windows 8 development.