Happy and excited to write this one.... and I hope I will continue to write this kind of post every first of July in the next couple of years, for now, it is the third year in a row.

Being an MVP is more than an award or a title for me. I am holding it very proudly because I am aware of the community which we have out there. It is a real honour to be a part of it.

When I started studying at my university two of my great professors and mentors were MVP(s), and one of them is still. I remember that on week two or three I told my friend, Mario, "You will witness, I will be an MVP, just like them in the next couple of  years"... Not sure what he thought about that idea. 🤣

I started to write a lot of blog posts, speak at local meetups and conferences, be more and more active on the internet and the local community. I was pretty much the youngest guy out there.

After a few years, the MVP award came in 2018, I got my first MVP award and I was happy more than ever. Finally dreams come true.

When I received an award for the first time I wrote this one:

With or without this award I would do the same and that is to share the knowledge with the community whenever I can.

And I stand behind these words 100%! I am very honoured and thrilled that I've been awarded Microsoft MVP (again). For me, this is such a huge pleasure to be a part of this great community. To speak at conferences, to get new friends, to learn about new cultures and meet new people whenever I travel somewhere. The idea of sharing knowledge is something really special to me.

I will do my best to keep adding those discs to the MVP award statue as far as I have energy and the time... or until I get that blue badge...

... one day.

2020 was a hard year for all of us, life was changed and IT communities were affected too. I send a huge amount of love to all the people who suffered in 2020 and I hope and pray that everything will be ok again soon.

Mine (2020) was a really turbulent and weird one to survive, but currently, all I can say is that I am happy more than ever. I have a happy and healthy family with dear friends around me. I joined a great company in March of this year, AgentLocator CA where I work on interesting projects and with wonderful people, and I also joined InfoQ as a contributing author/editor.

So, in the end, everything went perfect for me!

But the global scene is going into a better state too, I guess... I can't wait to continue with this journey and all the community work which I did in the past, either virtually or in person!

Just to not convert this blog post to year review I will stop here and ...

As always... I thank God ❤️, my parents and brother, my dear colleagues, and my friends from this great community... thank you for all the support and help.

/* until the 2021-2022 award kit arrives. */

Wish you all the best and wishing you lots of luck with coding! 👋