No longer a C# MVP...

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



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! 




Rick Barraza Thursday, October 1, 2009

Awesome, Shawn. Congrats!


Einar Ingebrigtsen Thursday, October 1, 2009

Congratulations - well deserved!


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.


Elisa Flasko Friday, October 2, 2009

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


Anand Monday, October 5, 2009

Congratulations. Anand,


Green Williams Monday, October 5, 2009

Someone, please give him a medal.


Anton Sivic Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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


Brenton Unger Tuesday, October 6, 2009

a medal? How about a 1 year gym membership.

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