MVP Global Summit 2011

The MVP Global Summit 2011 took place in Redmond and Bellevue at the beginning of March. This year I attended for the fifth time, and as usual it was a great time. Fellow MVPs, discussions with the Microsoft product groups, parties, everything made it worth it. And this year it was also a little bit…

MVP Summit 2009

The MVP Global Summit 2009 is talking place between 1 -4 March in Seattle and Redmond. Its going to be over 700 sessions during these 4 days. Last two years it was really good and it will probably be the same this time too. I’ll be mostly focused on sessions with the Visual C++ team…

Having Fun at the MVP Global Summit

Finally I managed to scan some printed pictures from Seattle. During the party at the Experience Music Project, some of us had some fun on stage. Here is the proof of performing “We Will Rock You” on stage. From left to right, ovidiucucu, gstercken, Marc G, me, VictorN and Brad. And this time VictorN, Marc…

Pictures from the MVP Global Summit

The MVP Global Summit ended today. It has been a great week here at Seattle and Redmond. There were 1753 MVPs present at the summit and 1000 Microsoft employees from the product developing teams were involved in the event, delivering presentations, talking about the things they do for the next versions of their products and,…

MVP Global Summit 2008

Today starts the MVP Global Summit in Seattle and at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond. I have arrived yesterday in Seattle, one day later than planned because I lost my connection flight in New York. At least after spending the second part of Saturday waiting in lines (one hour at the Customs, two hours waiting at…

Cool Pictures From the Summit

I have decided to select and post several more pictures from the summit. In the first you can see Bill Gates delivering his keynote on March 13 to a group of 1700 MVPs from 95 countries. Just after Bill Gates’ speech, the Canadians gathered for a group picture, all wearing jerseys of their national hockey…

LINQ presentation

Anders Hejlsberg, creator of Turbo Pascal and C#, delivered a great presentation on LINQ on Tuesday. This was actually my first contact with LINQ (which stands for Language INtegrated Query), but it makes me envy the C# and VB.NET programmers, because these are the only two languages that support it. LINQ defines a set of general-purpose…

First Contact

On Monday 12, I have successfully made contact with several fellow MVPs from CodeGuru: Brad Jones, the site manager John Czopowik Alin Negru, a fellow Romanian, that used to live in the same city and work at the same company as I, but now lives in Canada Raymond Hawco aka Arjay., who is actually from…

The City of Rain

Yesterday I had the chance to see the city from the observation deck of the Seattle Needle, 500 feet above the ground. Fortunatelly the weather cleared just in time to have a good view over the entire city. However, the wind on the side with to the gulf is so strong, you can hardly breath….

Arrival in Seattle for the MVP Global Summit

Several hours ago I have arrived in Seattle for the MVP global summit, 26 hours after leaving my home city, Timisoara. Weather is rainy here and my PDA cell phone doesn’t seem to work. I have already met a fellow MVP, David Portas, from England. I’m looking forward to meeting the other MVPs, especially those…