I’m an MVP: now what?
Today when I checked my mailbox I found an amazing surprise: I joined the ranks of the Most Valuable Professionals for SQL Server!
I am honoured to join a community of people that I highly respect and have always been my inspiration. The MVPs I had the pleasure to meet are a model to strive for: exceptional technical experts and great community leaders that devote their own time to spread their knowledge. I have never considered myself nearly as good as those exceptional people and receiving this award means that now I have to live up to the overwhelming expectations that it sets.
So, now what?
This award maybe means that I’m on the right track. I will continue to help the community with my contribution, hoping that somebody find it useful in the journey with SQL Server. I will continue to spread whatever I know about SQL Server and all the technologies around it with my blog posts, my articles and my forum answers. I will continue to speak at conferences, SQL Saturdays and technology events around me.
The award opens new possibilities and new ways to contribute and I won’t miss the opportunity to do more!
I am really grateful to those who made it happen, in particular the exceptional people at sqlservercentral.com, where my journey with the SQL Server community began many years ago.
A huge thank you goes also to the Italian #sqlfamily that introduced me to speaking at SQL Server events.
And now, let’s rock this 2015!
Posted on January 2, 2015, in SQL Server and tagged Community, MVP, SQL Server, SQLServer. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
Absolutely awesome, ol’ friend! Very well deserved!
Thank you Jeff! You know that it’s largely your “fault” if I got involved in the sql community 🙂
Oh no. This is all you my friend. You’ve always been an MVP in my eyes. It a long overdue award! Congratulations again!
Congratulations! Nicely done.
Thank you Grant!
Congrats – Very well done.
Thank you Jason!
Congratulations! To me, the news was that you still weren’t an MVP!
I just visited your blog by searching something else from SQL world. I really loved all your blogs, so I kept on reading all your articles and it’s really nice to see you’ve covered everything and the thoughts behind it. I think this is essential irrespective of your role as DBA or Architect or a SQL Developer. Much appreciated and well deserved to be MVP
Happy for you.