I’m happy and proud to announce that I’ve been awarded Silverlight MVP status yesterday. The nomination process was quite challenging and before anything else I want to thank everybody who helped me in any way, including nomination, evaluation, recommendation and support of any kind, including moral.
For those of you who don’t know, MVP award is given to “exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others”. Since I don’t have time right now to copy-paste more details (must go celebrate :-)), you can read more about it on the official MVP Award Program site. There are around 60 Silverlight MVPs in the world and exactly 19 MVPs in Croatia (in various areas).
I would like to congratulate my fellow countrymen Tomica Kaniški (@tkaniski) and Toni Frankola (@tonifrankola) for becoming MVPs yesterday as well in their respective fields. I know both of them personally and they are truly great experts and (maybe even more important) good people.
Another pack of congratulations goes to seven other new Silverlight MVPs from all around the world. I don’t know you guys (yet), but knowing how hard is to get an Silverlight MVP status, I’m sure you’ve earned it (list “borrowed” from Tim Heuer and John Papa blogs).
- Colin Melia (@colinizer) from Canada
- Kunal Chowdhury (@kunal2383) from India
- Tetsuji Kato (@iwiz_sophy) from Japan
- Kelps Leite de Sousa (@kelps) from Brazil
- Sergey Lutay (@sergeylutay) from Ukraine
- Xiaochao Fan from China
- Thomas Martinsen (@thomasmartinsen) from Denmark
Since yesterday, there are also twelve new MVPs in the region: read all about it. Congrats to you too!
And last, but not least, I’ve just created Croatian MVPs Twitter list. There are few MVPs that don’t have Twitter account, but that will probably change in the future.
There is also Silverlight MVPs Twitter list maintained by John Papa.