2013 MVP Award in Windows Phone Development
Published on Monday, July 1, 2013 9:00:00 PM UTC in Personal & Programming
For a long time, a quote by John Quincy Adams has been a part of my web site's front page: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." In fact, over the last years mentoring, in one way or another, has become a great part of my life, both at work and in my free time. I enjoyed and continue to enjoy posting in forums, writing articles and blog posts, contributing to open source projects and local events, or making appearances in podcasts or at conference events, as well as coaching developers in person. If you want to learn more about some of my work, take a look at the projects page; if you are interested in more about me, read the author's page.
Regarding technologies, .NET had captured my attention very early, way back in 2001. After Silverlight was released I added it to my portfolio too. But Windows Phone was what really caught me from the very first second, and to this day I'm still extremely excited and enthusiastic about the platform. Initially it only was a hobby, but now Windows Phone has turned into a technology I'm using at work too, creating enterprise software and mobile clients in large business environments.
I'm honored to announce that the hard work, fun and ups and downs of my contributions and community work resulted in being awarded as Microsoft MVP in Windows Phone Development today. I'd like to thank everybody who supported me with that, including both friends and colleagues as well as those I'm not aware of - thank you all! I hope that many more years of working with this great community will follow.