DEV Community

Cover image for I Got Awarded as Microsoft MVP 🥳🥳🥳
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Posted on

 

I Got Awarded as Microsoft MVP 🥳🥳🥳

I've been awarded as Microsoft MVP, Most Valuable Professional!

MVP Email

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).

MVP Box

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.

MVP Plaque

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.

MVP Older Plaques

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.

MVP Tower

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:

🔉 Podcast

Like, share and follow me 🚀 for more content:

📽 YouTube
☕ Buy me a coffee
💖 Patreon
📧 Newsletter
🌐 CoderDave.io Website
👕 Merch
👦🏻 Facebook page
🐱‍💻 GitHub
👲🏻 Twitter
👴🏻 LinkedIn
🔉 Podcast

Buy Me A Coffee

Top comments (31)

Collapse
 
akselsoft profile image
Andrew MacNeill • Edited

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.

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks so much :)

Collapse
 
happping_min profile image
Min

Amazing! Congtat🎉🥳🍾

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks

Collapse
 
csaltos profile image
Carlos Saltos

Felicitaciones !! 👍🌞🎉❤️❤️

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks 😋

Collapse
 
globalkonvict profile image
Sarthak Dwivedi

Wonderful, Thanks for sharing.

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks 🙃

Collapse
 
vickalchev profile image
Vic

Congrats! This is a great achievement.

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks 🙃 yes it is indeed

Collapse
 
dhravya profile image
Dhravya

Congratulations!

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks 😊

Collapse
 
ben profile image
Ben Halpern

Congrats!

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks

Collapse
 
just_moh_it profile image
Mohit Yadav

Awesome Achievement! You must be feeling deja-vu?

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Hehe thanks. Well it is a little different this time, but yes… kinda 😁

Collapse
 
dumboprogrammer profile image
Tawhid

Congrats man!

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Hehe thanks a lot

Collapse
 
hannudaniel profile image
Hannu-Daniel Goiss

This is an amazing achievement! Congrats!

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks so much !

Collapse
 
kasuken profile image
Emanuele Bartolesi

Welcome back :)

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thank you! 😃

Collapse
 
vz360 profile image
VISHNU V NAIR

Congratulations

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks!

Collapse
 
mheidari988 profile image
Mohammadreza Heidari

Congratulations

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks!

Collapse
 
berviantoleo profile image
Bervianto Leo Pratama

Wow. Great! Congrats!

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Thanks 😊

Collapse
 
n3wt0n profile image
Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù

Cheers!

Advice For Junior Developers

Advice from a career of 15+ years for new and beginner developers just getting started on their journey.