I've been awarded as Microsoft MVP, Most Valuable Professional!
I’m super proud to be part of this community and share and work with technologies that I’m passionate about. I believe I’ve got this award mainly because of my YouTube videos about GitHub and Azure DevOps, but also for my contributions on online communities (like here on Dev.to, and speaking to conferences and events (even tho, of course, due to Covid the opportunities for this have been quite slim).
I've been in fact awarded in the Developer Technologies category, which indeed includes Azure DevOps and GitHub, as well as Visual Studio and other tools.
This award means a lot to me, and the people close to me really know how much time, effort and passion I’ve put into sharing my love for DevOps, GitHub, Azure DevOps, etc...
Never with an award or title in mind, because I believe that the goal should always be sharing your knowledge and helping people, not getting an award (more about this in the video below).
I'll continue to do what I’ve being doing and more, because I love this. I really do. And I’m having so much fun doing it.
A Bit of History
I've been an MVP before as well, this is not my first time.
I've got the MVP award for the first time in 2015, and then got re-awarded in 2016 and 2017. But being the MVP an award for independent professionals, I had to give it up when I've joined Microsoft in 2017.
Those 3 times, the award category was "Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management"... a fancy name which basically meant a Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps expert.
But this time is different... it feels different... for some reason it means so much more to me.
OK, But What is The MVP Award?
The MVP Award is a global program that Microsoft created many years ago to recognize technology experts and community leaders who actively support technical communities via knowledge sharing.
MVPs also actively contribute to support the developer and IT Pro communities worldwide, helping them learn, build, and use the products.
There are many kinds of contributions that may lead you to become an MVP, you can read more about this on the official MVP website
My Take on Community Activities and Being an MVP
I got recently interviewed by some IT Industry Leaders here in Hong Kong, and part of the interview was about community, learning, and being an MVP.
Check out the video here to watch the extract of the interview (sorry for the low quality... it's a Zoom recording)
Link to the video: https://youtu.be/dbZS-Zc893w
If you rather prefer just listening, well... I got this on my Podcast as well:
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Top comments (31)
Congratulations. As a former MVP, I know how valuable contributions are to the community. Well deserved - I didn't realize they were opening the program up to people within Microsoft as well - but I'm glad they have. There are lots of people there who do things outside of their job description.
Thanks so much :)
Felicitaciones !! 👍🌞🎉❤️❤️
Wonderful, Thanks for sharing.
Congrats! This is a great achievement.
Thanks 🙃 yes it is indeed
Awesome Achievement! You must be feeling deja-vu?
Hehe thanks. Well it is a little different this time, but yes… kinda 😁
Hehe thanks a lot
This is an amazing achievement! Congrats!
Thanks so much !
Welcome back :)
Thank you! 😃
Wow. Great! Congrats!