Wow, the MVP Announcements are out. Lots of nice folks and friends have become members of what I call the "Microsoft House of Representatives" or more commonly known as the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program.
Here's what Microsoft says about MVPs:
- Recognized: Microsoft MVPs are acknowledged by peers and also by Microsoft for their active participation in Microsoft technical communities around the globe.
- Credible: Microsoft MVPs have demonstrated practical expertise providing the highest quality information and content.
- Accessible: Microsoft MVPs are active technical community leaders sharing their experience with peers.
Recognized? Yes, I'd know DonXml if I was behind him in line. (Which I was in NYC recently going into a dive bar)
Credible? Yes, Sam Gentile knows C#, my friends.
Accessible? Jeff Julian and John Bristowe are on MSN Messenger enough to be considered officially accessible.
I was poking around my never read SPAM folder, which contained 1002 emails this evening and found this:
"It is with great excitement that I can inform you that you have been awarded as a MVP in ASP.NET for your community contributions in the past year."
Well, holy crap and happy birthday! Good thing I'm not the MVP for Outlook, because Outlook said this good news was SPAM.
Thanks to whoever nominated me. As a fiscally conservative ASP.NET developer, I promise to vote my conscience during the caucuses. :)