I’ve just received news that I’ve been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in the Software Development category. It is an honor and a pleasure to be renewed for the eighth time. Being a Microsoft MVP means a lot to me; I remember how intimidated I felt when I met MVPs at various events and how totally out of reach the title seemed for someone like me. Besides my everyday work, I kept doing the things I loved:

  • Work on my open-source projects
  • Present at conferences and local meetups
  • Write some articles here and there
  • Blog as usual

Then, one day, someone nominated me for the award. I was surprised, baffled and thankful, and I did not expect to pass the selection process. I was genuinely shocked when I received the first award. Being in the MVP program has been a happy and rewarding ride, and I’m glad the journey continues for another year.