MVP, round 6!

Each year since 2011, on April first (yeah, I know…), I’ve looked for one of these to land in my inbox and fortunately, this year didn’t disappoint:

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual Studio and Development Technologies technical communities during the past year.

The MVP program has been an enormously fulfilling thing to be a part of these last five years. It’s been great for the connections I’ve made, the access to folks in Microsoft and the community engagements it’s lead to, particularly in my post-corporate life as an independent. Now yes, I’ve been misquoted as “Troy Hunt from Microsoft” many, many times as a result but frankly, that’s been the only downside.

For those wondering, this is independent of my role as a Microsoft Regional Director. I’ll still go through the annual MVP renewal process which looks at what community contributions I’ve made and then (hopefully) the RD thing will continue to tick over on a bi-annual basis.

Thanks everyone who continues to read this blog, watch my Pluralsight courses, come to my conference talks and do the things that you do to help me have such a fulfilling career :)

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Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals