There are thousands of MVPs chosen by Microsoft for their contributions to technical communities. Eric Ligman says there are over 4,000 and I believe him. So of course nobody could choose a single "MVP of the year". There are several dozen this year, chosen from various technical areas and also for reasons that transcend a single technical area. I was delighted and honoured to be among them this year, and even more so to be joined by two of my fellow MVPs. To quote from an email telling us about it:
...the new 2010 C++ MVPs of the
- Kate Gregory,
for her very active role in promoting modern C++ application development, being
among top speakers in some prominent conferences. Kate was also selected by
peers (you guys) as C++ MVP of the Year.
- Marius Bancila – Ovidiu Cucu (shared), for the great job in CodExpert,
their C++ community site (in Romanian language).
- Sheng Jiang,
one of the top answerers in our MSDN Forums.
Is that amazing company or what? We were invited to dinner with a number of MS executives and the other MVPs of theyear during the MVP Summit. Here's a picture of us with Diego, the Visual C++ Community PM:
It was a great evening and it was nice to see C++ well represented.