As I was traveling in Tokyo I was invited to participate in the Tokyo MVP New Year event two weeks ago. This was a great opportunity for me to network with my peers in Japan and share stories about what we encountered in our work and how we handled them.
It turns out that we had been running in many of the same issues and challenges and it led to some interesting discussions about how we resolved them. For example the same security threats that plagued us, Wannacry, Petya and more recently Spectre and Meltdown and it was interesting to hear the different approaches taken to solving these challenges we have in common.
For me this was an unique possibility to hear the stories and experiences of engineers and developers working on the other side of the globe and to understand their perspectives and views.
Earlier this week I was invited to attend and speak at the Chinese MVP event, China MVP Community Connection in Hangzhou. As a foreign MVP at a local event it was a very interesting experience to discuss the common issues they ran into and compare that to the struggle and challenges we face back over at Europe.
To paraphrase the description of the MVP CC site:
2017 Microsoft’s MVP China Summit – China MVP Community Connection will be held in Hangzhou, China on October 20-21, 2017. The Microsoft MVP team is here to invite you to participate in this fall summit, with hundreds of MVPs from all over the country gathered together to discuss the future direction in which we are headed.
There have been some photos taken at the event which are available here:
Presenting on PowerShell
MVPs all gathered
Always time for a selfie
MVPs gathered together
My session was called Paint it blue with PowerShell, a session about implementing PowerShell in your workflow to prevent context switching. For engineers and developers working on a diverse range of operating systems and cloud platform having a uniform scripting language can be beneficial and I highlighted the benefits in this presention. The slides have been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
China MVP Community Connection 2017
I also shared the slides I used and my other presentations on SlideShare:
Last Saturday I received an email from Microsoft that I have been renewed as a Cloud and Datacenter MVP. This year was my first renewal so obviously I am very happy that my contributions over the past year have been rewarded in this fantastic way.
I would like to thank everyone in the technical communities I have participated and contributed to, as I would not have been able to do this by myself. Through your participation, contributions, feedback and comments I have been able to grow and share my technical expertise.
Over the past year I have joined many more communities and participated in numerous events and I look forward to many more interactions with everyone over the coming year. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to speak at any events you are organizing. My contacts details are listed on my About page, or leave a comment below this post.
I just received an email from Microsoft stating that I received the PowerShell MVP Award for my contributions to the community.
I would like to thank everyone in the technical communities I have participated and contributed to, as I would not have been able to do this by myself. Through your participation, contributions, feedback and comments I have been able to share my knowledge.