No longer a C# MVP...

  • Oct 01, 2009 at 12:48 PM
  • Shawn Wildermuth
  • 11 Comments

Url: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Shawn...

MVP

Eight long years ago I was presented with my very first MVP. In those days I was a .NET MVP, the only designation for anyone doing .NET. Yeah, I am getting old ;)

A couple of years later they retired the .NET designation and separated the .NET MVP's into a number of groups. In those days I was "The ADO Guy" and none of the groups seemed like a good fit so I fell into being C# MVP. I chose C# mostly because I was doing WinForms, WebForms, SOA, Databases, etc. And nothing really crossed all those boundaries.

Of course the last few years I've been focused on Silverlight and the Silvelright Tour. I was approached last year to change my designation to a Silverlight MVP but again I was doing so many things that Silverlight felt too limiting...

That brings us to today. Behind the scenes for a few years I've been lobbying for a designation for those of us who are like me: we care about data. I have my hands in Silverlight, but my passion in is data (as it relates to Silerlight and other platforms). I write about ADO.NET Data Services, RIA Services, Web Services, etc. This year they've finally created our niche: Data Platform Development MVP (which I will just say MVP (Data) for simplicity). This means that while I am no longer a "C# MVP", I am a "Data MVP" and I am proud to be in this program, again! 

 

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Rick Barraza Thursday, October 1, 2009

Awesome, Shawn. Congrats!

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Einar Ingebrigtsen Thursday, October 1, 2009

Congratulations - well deserved!

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Ben McCormack Thursday, October 1, 2009

This is great! Now that you're a "Data MVP," are you the one I bug when Entity Framework isn't playing nicely with MySQL? Either way, I'll continue to stream my ignorance to the friendly Stack Overflow community.

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Elisa Flasko Friday, October 2, 2009

We're thrilled to finally have you as a Data MVP Shawn! :)

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Anand Monday, October 5, 2009

Congratulations. Anand, www.learnxpress.com

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Green Williams Monday, October 5, 2009

Someone, please give him a medal.

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Anton Sivic Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Well like people before me i also think congrats are in order, so CONGRATULATION!

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Brenton Unger Tuesday, October 6, 2009

a medal? How about a 1 year gym membership.


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