Back in 2017 I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Microsoft MVP Award, unfortunately my community contributions weren’t quite there for the award to be granted!
The good news is that I’ve been nominated again!
In the time that’s passed since the last nomination, I’ve increased my community contributions, some of these include but are not limited to:
- More articles on my blog
- Guest writing other technical blogs about the bot framework, Cognitive Services and more
- Being featured on Microsoft TechNet more than once!
- Writing an article that made the Microsoft TechNet Top 10 Articles of 2018!
- Curating and sharing technical content on my personal Twitter account for a growing following of over 3000 technically minded professionals in my network which gets on average 55k views per month
- Creating a GitHub profile with C# examples to supplement blog posts
- Attending and speaking at several Microsoft Official Partner Events
- Delivering webinars running through demos of Cognitive Services and other Microsoft technology in action
- Sharing ways that Cognitive Services can be used to surface useful insights in social media
- Collaborating with University of Michigan and the National Geographic Photo Ark Team to help them build technology which surfaces popular content in Instagram and Twitter. All with a view to helping promote animal and environmental welfare. Tech for good!
- Building relationships with developer communities in Northern America and arranging webinars and demos to explain how developers can use Cognitive Services to augment their existing applications intelligence
- Volunteering with Code Club in the UK to help schools teach kids how to code
- Registering as a STEM Ambassador to help promote STEM activities in the UK
Next steps are for me to complete the nomination form!
Fingers crossed! Wish me luck! =)