I recently gave a talk at the annual Umbraco Developer Conference CodeGarden, about ‘The Analytics for Umbraco Story’. In this talk I discussed that we are all digital craftsmen.
So I have been lucky enough to come back from a fun packed, long week with my second family the Umbraco community at the annual Umbraco conference, CodeGarden.
Thanks for the MVP
I wanted to say a BIG thank you to everyone who voted for me this year to receive a community award, the Umbraco MVP award. I may not has been active as other members of the MVPs on our.umbraco.org however I like to think this blog with various code snippets & findings I have found out along the way has been useful to yourself & the community, in addition to running the weekly(ish) Umbraco Show & Tell Google Hangout, called uHangout.
What is an Umbraco MVP?
Niels Hartvig wrote a fantastic blog post on what an Umbraco MVP is, but I will quote him:
MVPs are quite common in different projects and they’re all inspired by Microsofts “Most Valued Professional” program. In Umbraco MVP stands for “Most Valued People” as we see at least as big value in amateurs as in professionals. In fact several Umbraco MVPs started as amateurs only to find that Umbraco is now the cornerstone of their professional career.
An MVP is a person who’s not a part of the core team nor a part of the Umbraco HQ (the company), but in some other way adds extraordinary value to the project. Looking back at previous MVPs this translate into being friendly in the forum or making incredible and highly useful packages. In other words, MVPs represent the best of the community which is the last building block in what makes the foundation of the Umbraco project; the company, the core team and the community.
I want to end my post with a big thanks & a H5YR (High Five You Rock) to the other Umbraco MVPs who help make the Umbraco community fantastic with the packages they create, to the very detailed & helpful answers they post on our.umbraco.org. I swear Jan never sleeps as he always finds the time to post on the forums. So a big thanks to my fellow MVPs & nominees you all do outstanding work & help make this a better place for all.
I never thought in a million years I would be awarded MVP, but it’s easy to get involved with the Umbraco community and you never know it could be you next year.