MVP Summit 2010 – Day 1

In last post I mentioned about attending MVP Summit 2010, So here I’m in Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond and the first two days of the Summit are over. It was pretty exciting and fun, MVP Bagwe met different MVPs representing more than 70+ countries, MVP leads and some Program Managers at Microsoft.

The event started on 16th Feb with registration and all MVPs were given a “Recycled” MVP plastic bag with goodies 🙂

After registration, we roam around in Hotel looking for different facilities provided by Microsoft. We also meet our MVP Lead Ruari Plint. I and Munir also took a picture with him. 

(L to R) Adil, Ruari, MunirIMG_0952

Before opening Keynote there were some optional side sessions scheduled and I attended one of the session related to Community work such as User group, Community Launch etc. and we discussed some of the issues we faced and Microsoft people were really keen in getting feedback about support we would like to see from Microsoft/UGSS etc. I enjoyed this session pretty much as it was aligned with my interest and related to User group.

And then there was Opening Keynote by Nestor Portillo, Director of Community and Online Support, he talked about the MVP program and thank all MVPs for their contribution in the community and providing feedback to Microsoft. When Nestor showed the map of countries from where MVPs travelled to attend the summit, he said that I was wondering who come from furthest then Munir suddenly shouted from audience “Pakistan” and he laughed and said whether its Pakistan or New Zealand or some other country we want to thank all MVPs for taking out time for the event.  This keynote was followed by Toby Richards, General Manager -Community and Online Support. Everyone liked the MVP t-shirt he was wearing and some people tweet about it as well 🙂

Nestor PortilloToby Richards 

Then there was a panel discussion with MVP Program team followed by food 🙂 The Summit day 1 ends here but not ours 🙂 there were some side events/parties organized by other companies in the evening as well for MVPs. We also attending one of the party and played snooker as well.

  • Nice post!

    And great photography! 😉

  • @Munir: Yeah thanks to you and your nice camera 🙂