Sunday, November 17
This week finds me in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington, partaking in my first Microsoft MVP Global Summit The MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event that is hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. With a large catalog of technical sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.
My day started with a fairly quiet travel between the cities of Atlanta, GA and Seattle, WA. Arriving into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was its usual self around this time of the year: cloudy, cold, and misty.
|View of the Port of Seattle|
Following registration, Jivtesh, Belinda, and I directed our attention to the MVP Showcase, an expo-style event on Sunday afternoon that showcases the work of a select group of MVPs and their impact on technical communities around the world, and being held in the Grand Ballroom.
|Dynamics GP MVPs Jivtesh Singh (Australia) and Belinda Allen (USA), |
Dynamics AX MVP André Arnaud de Calavon (Netherlands)
|MVP Belinda Allen and I|
We then moved on to a Jeopardy style game where we would spin a roulette with various Office product lines and answer a question based on the outcome on the roulette. Funny to see so many non-Office MVPs striking out on these "trivia" questions.
|Who wants to play?|
Back at the hotel, it was time to check on the goodies collected so far. It is always good to plan some extra space in the suitcase to take home all the stuff you collect at these events.
|Summit jacket, geek shirt, and Duet for Microsoft Office and SAP hat|
|MVP water bottle, Microsoft Surface Touch Cover, and Microsoft Office Project clear briefcase|
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP