I am honored to announce, that I have been re-awarded as a Silverlight MVP for another year! Receiving the congratulatory email always feels a little bit like birthday, and puts a huge grin on my face for days. I can say “always” as this is my third MVP award, and the second in the Silverlight Expertise.
This last year was pretty busy for me community-wise. I started the Hungarian Silverlight User Group (Silverlight Klub), and presented at almost all of the meetings. I had 18 speaking engagements (small and large), published blog posts, wrote some successful articles (such as Discovering Silverlight 3 – Deep Dive into GPU Acceleration, A Designer-Friendly Approach to MVVM), started my Blend-focused screencast at SilverlightShow.Net called Transforming an Ugly Duckling to a Graceful Swan with Expression Blend and Silverlight (I have not been able to finish it yet due to family circumstances), polluted the interweb with 2000 tweets, and became an Ineta Speaker (blog post on that to follow). What a ride!
Thanks to everybody who helped me keep going and also those in Microsoft who thought I would fit in the extemely elite group of Silverlight professionals for one more year. Thanks to Alessandro Teglia, my MVP lead, who is not only fast to help and answer my emails, but is also great to spend some time with.
On a totally related note, congratulations to all the other renewed MVPs, and a special welcome to the new Silverlight MVPs:
Alex Knight (@agkdesign)
Cigdem Patlak (@crocusgirl)
Rodrigo Diaz Concha (@rdiazconcha)
Jeremy Likness (@jeremylikness)
Roger Peters (@smartyp)
(The above list is taken from Tim Heuer’s blog post).
Update: I don't know how I could forget, but I spent a lot of time on writing the "Modern UI Frameworks" chapter about Silverlight and WPF for the book Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One. The chapter turned out to be 80 pages + 50 pictures, and it turned out great - I believe it will be a very useful first step for getting to know these technologies. Just as the entire book will be great to get up to speed on parts of the .NET framework one does not meet in everyday work.
Here is to another great year of MVPness – or MVPship or whatever!
Jul 04 2010, 05:34 PM