Just got an e-mail from Microsoft with the confirmation that my Microsoft MVP Award (Mobile Devices) was renewed for another year. If you don't know, the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program "recognizes and thanks members of technical communities for their community participation and willingness to help others. The program celebrates the most active community members from around the world who provide invaluable online and offline expertise that enriches the community experience and makes a difference in technical communities featuring Microsoft products.".
The text continues saying "MVPs are credible, technology experts from around the world who inspire others to learn and grow through active technical community participation. While MVPs come from many backgrounds and a wide range of technical communities, they share a passion for technology and a demonstrated willingness to help others. MVPs do this through the books and articles they author; the Web sites they manage; the blogs they maintain; the user groups they participate in; the chats they host or contribute to; the events and training sessions where they present, as well as through the questions they answer in technical newsgroups or message boards."
Global Director of the MVP Program, Sean O’Driscoll was interviewed on Business Talk Radio on 24 March 2005 (part 1) and explains how the award works, what happens, how they select the MVPs, etc. If you can't find the link to the mp3 of this interview, download it from here (the link is a 18MB MP3 with the interview).
This is an annual award, and this is the second time I receive it. You can check my MVP Public Profile for some more information.
Thanks for the opportunity, and welcome to all new MVP Award recipients!