January 1st is one of 4 dates during the year when Microsoft announce their new and renewed Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). As someone that was awarded on the January 1st, it means the year starts off with a regular scan of my emails to see if my community contributions have been sufficient to be re-awarded.
To be clear the reward is in the fact that I can look back over the past twelve months and look at the many contributions I have made to the ALM community. The MVP award is just a nice acknowledgement of this.
The Visual Studio ALM MVP community is an awesome bunch of people and I’m looking forward to meeting up with most of them at the MVP Summit in February.