The most prestigious award for the professionals working in Microsoft technologies is the "Microsoft MVP" award and I am happy to inform that I have received this award.
Introduction about Microsoft MVP Award
Microsoft MVP Award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. This award is given as an appreciation for outstanding contributions in technical communities during the past year.
What comes with this Award?
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- Microsoft MVP Certificate
- Microsoft MVP Crystal Award Gift
- Microsoft MVP Lapel Pin
- Microsoft MVP ID Card etc. and
- the most important thing is the respect from the community, a great deal of satisfaction that someone is there to recognize your effort of sharing knowledge.
On this occasion, I would like to talk about myself and DotNetFunda.com that helped me to get this award.
A little history about DotNetFunda.com
I have been sharing my knowledge since the inception of DotNetFunda.com, when I had launched this website on the birth of my daughter Sindhuja Narayan
on 19-Apr-2007. Before launching this website, I had no expectation whether I will get MVP award (perhaps I was not so familiar about this award) or someone will recognize my effort or this website will become so popular that people from more than 180 countries and territories will start visiting this website withing few months of its launch.
I had launched this website with intention that whatever I know I will share to the people because at that time I really used to struggle finding solutions of simple problems. I remember those days when I used to develop this website by sitting days and nights without rest. I used to go to office and work whole day and in night I used to come by 9.30 PM and used to work on this website developing each and every pages from scratch. When it used to be 4.30 AM or 5.30 AM in the morning I used to go to bed and wakeup at 9.30 AM to start for the office again.
In the weekends, I used to lock myself in the room and work for this website. No breakfast no lunch and no dinner, thanks to Pizza Hut that helped me a lot (I used to order Pizza in the evening and it used to get delivered at my home and I used to fulfill my hunger). When I used to wake up Monday morning after working days and nights in the weekends, I used to look like a ghost :).
Each and every line of code of DotNetFunda.com has been written by me (Apart from DotNetFunda.com, ITFunda.com
, and fundooVideo.com
codes are also written by me independently). The complete website has been developed by me independently (the logo, the UI, Data access layer, business access layer, everything). All this has given me tons of knowledge and experience.
Web technology is my passion, I like developing website, writing code. I love .NET. I remember my earlier days when I tried to learn Java; just for creating a textbox, I had to write 3-5 lines of code, I do not know whether it has improved now ;). .NET is something that I liked most. When .NET framework was in its first version, I used to show two versions of the same page to my seniors, one built in classic asp and one in ASP.NET and used to advocate to shift to .NET rather than keep working in classic ASP.
Today when I got this Microsoft MVP award, I feel very good about it and proud on myself. Of course this is not only appreciation of my effort but also for all who are associated with DotNetFunda.com. I would like to talk about them in brief.
- Sainath Sherigar - A amazing personality, I feel really fortunate to be in touch with him, talk with him. He is more precious than a diamond. A source of inspiration for many and particularly for me. One of the most Ideal person I have ever seen. I had a chance to meet with him once in Pune and I must say that I was feeling blessed.
- Shivprasad Koirala - I am jealous with him, I do not know from where he got energy to learn things so quickly and start sharing his knowledge and how broad his mind is. Name the technology and he knows (.NET is in his blood, Java, Networking etc). Apart from technology, he knows many other things. Just meet him and you will find out. I am so fortunate that he accepted me as a friend and he spends time talking with me. Please bless me Shivprasad so that I also get energy like you to learn and share.
- Kapil Siddharth - I do not know much about him but whatever I know based on that I can say that he is awesome personality, loaded with tons of knowledge, experience.
- Rajesh Pillai - Do not know much about him but a highly technical person, perhaps apart from food, he also eats and drinks technology every day :). Loaded with tons of knowledge and experience.
- Vuyiswa Maseko - No words to explain about him, he is like my brother. We talk, laugh, cry together. The pillar of DotNetFunda.com. Shouldering me to maintain DotNetFunda.com from its inception year. He is now Administrator of DotNetFunda.com. Simple, honest, straight forward, smart, open, lovable and what not.
- Radha Srikanth - A nice person, maintaining Interview section for last several months. Very dedicated, caring and willingness to share his knowledge to others. Posses a very good attitude, I am sure he is going to touch a new height in his career very soon.
- T. Saravanan - I do not know much about him but he is a very good person. Delicately maintaining Codes section of the website for last several months. Polite and posses very good attitude, a bright future is waiting for him.
- Somnath Dey - One of my best friend but no discussion ends between me and him without quarrel :). Maintaining Community and other sections for long time. A very nice person !
- Vishwas Sutar - Do not know much about him and he is new to DotNetFunda.com but in very short duration he has created a very good impression. Highly experienced & knowledgeable, Shaping up Articles section nicely.
- Suresh Reddy - Spiritual, open and dedicated for the growth of the website. A nice person.
I feel so proud on my team members and feel blessed to have these awesome personalities around me. Thank you so much you all for being associated and its my pleasure to talk and work with you all every day.
Apart from above great personalities, I would also like to thank Microsoft for recognizing my contribution to the community; my Microsoft MVP lead, Abhishek Kant
for giving his time to talk about MVP Award.
Thanks to the readers/visitors of DotNetFunda.com and thanks to all who directly or indirectly supported DotNetFunda.com.
I dedicate this Microsoft MVP award to all the team members who continuously supported DotNetFunda.com one or the other way. I feel this award is not only appreciation of my effort but the effort of the whole DotNetFunda.com team.
At this time I also want to remember those who were part of DotNetFunda.com team earlier but not now. Thanks to all of you as well.
Cheers and have fun. There is a long way to go, we have just started !
Keep it up!
Email: Sheo.Narayan[A T]itFunda.Com