I have pleasure to announce that Microsoft recognized my contribution during last year and award me with Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10/1/2012 – 10/1/2013 for Visual C#.
The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft.
I am from country where we have four (4) MVPs until now. In the same time me and colleague Adem Šabić from Mostar become MVP in developer’s category which is really great. It is really great honor to be among those who have always been my IT idols.
I really work hard during past period. Actually, I want to thank to these people who were most responsible for my award and who support me and gave me courage to continue with the work:
1. Dragan Panjkov (@panjkov), former Microsoft DPE in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who helped me to dive into this unparalleled universe of IT and help me to set up .NET User Group Bijeljina and start as speaker.
2. Microsoft Office in Sarajevo with Enis Šahinović (@sahinovic), Technical Evangelist and DPE in Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina, who supported me constantly during last period in all my community activities.
3. Tomislav Bronzin (@tbronzin), Microsoft Regional Director, MVP from Croatia, who has always been at hand with his enormous experience and friendly advices.
4. Bahrudin Hrnjica (@bhrnjica), MVP for Visual C#, who nominated me for MVP and whose diligence has always inspired me and someone I have looked up to.
Thank you all!
One of the greatest thing in MVP story is opportunity to attend MVP Global Summit. The MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. With a large catalog of deep dive sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.
A little explanation of what MVP program means by Microsoft itself:
With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 90 Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day.
To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs from around the world have the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives, network with peers, and position themselves as technical community leaders. This is accomplished through speaking engagements, one on one customer event participation and technical content development. MVPs also receive early access to technology through a variety of programs offered by Microsoft, which keeps them on the cutting edge of the software and hardware industry.
Official announcement for Microsoft MVP Award for October 2012 by MVP Lead Alessandro Teglia you can find here.
Announcement for new MVP from Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina you can find here.
Note: By becoming MVP I am not allowed to use Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2012 badge anymore.