Yesterday, I received an email I have been hoping for (more than any of the Christmas gifts I got :-P) with the subject:
Congratulations 2009 Microsoft MVP!
I’ve known for some time that I was nominated for the Connected Systems Developer MVP, so I have really been anticipating the arrival of 2009 – 01 – 01.
The mail didn’t show up before 1520-something in the afternoon, so I went around with butterflies in my stomach all day trying to keep my thoughts elsewhere; my son need a lot of attention, so we rolled out a gymnastics mat in the living room and had some fun.
Since I’ve now received the Connected Systems MVP award I feel quite humbled; If you check out the MVP awardees website (my profile isn’t up yet) you will probably notice a lot of hotshots in that category – to namedrop a few; Juval Löwy, Michèle L. Bustamante, Christian Weyer, Aaron Skonnard, Pablo M. Cibraro, Dan Rigsby, Brian Noyes (and the list goes on and on and on…)
Hopefully I’ll persuade my boss so that I can attend the Global MVP Summit in Redmond in the start of March. I believe that would be a really epic experience. I know a couple of other MVPs & RDs that probably will go – Einar Ingebrigtsen of Objectware being one of them (DirectX/XNA MVP) (Thanks man for mentioning my MVP before I got to blog about it myself :-).
As a part of my continuing effort to put more time into community work, I would like to do more with this blog site, so I’ve decided to host it somewhere else, since my current host, wordpress.com, is quite limited. As of now, it looks like I’ll put up the site on one of my company’s servers.