Like many of my colleagues in the SharePoint community, October 1st is the day I put all my rules about reading email aside: MVP renewal day! As this was my first renewal, it was extra special seeing the “Number of awards” on my profile page increase to 2. It’s official: I’m not a newbie anymore.
First and foremost I really want to thank my employer Xylos for supporting my community activities in such a fantastic way. I’m privileged to work for a company that not only values my contributions to the worldwide SharePoint community but also actively supports them in a way that not many companies would.
Looking back at the events I presented at this year also makes me want to thank all my friends in the SharePoint community for having me speak at their events and for being such an awesome bunch altogether. And of course I also want to thank my wife and daughters for putting up with all these trips.
A special thank you goes out to the organizers and fellow speakers of all events I did in the last 12 months:
- SQL Server Days Belgium
- SharePoint Saturday UK
- SharePoint Saturday Stockholm
- SP24 Conference
- SharePoint Saturday Belgium
- SharePoint Saturday Netherlands
- SharePoint Saturday Oslo
- SharePoint 2013 for the IT Pro Moscow
- ITPROceed Belgium
- SharePoint Saturday Jersey
In a few weeks I’ll be going on my first MVP Summit. I’m pretty excited about going, especially because it’s my first trip to the States - No, I never made it to the SharePoint Conference unfortunately. The Summit itself is under strict NDA so I won’t be discussing much in public however.