This morning there was awesome in my Outlook inbox on my Windows Phone. Over the last 8 months I have genuinely shown my passion for the Windows Phone ecosystem through authoring Pluralsight courses, blog articles on several websites, public talks, mentoring other developers, building apps, organising a conference and generally educating and helping anyone willing to listen to my ramblings. I have even been invited by Nokia to Sweden to build prototyping software for the Lumia 1020 when that came out.
I have not done this to specifically target the community in a certain way, but rather I have organically helped out where I can and given back where possible.
I am really proud to announce that this morning Microsoft rewarded me with an MVP award for Windows Phone Development. This is a great doff of the hat from Microsoft, and I can’t wait to be even more involved in the Windows Phone community in the future.
Thanks to my best mate Alex Mackey for nominating me and providing guidance in who to bri… I mean influence.