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GladiatorPlusBackground.jpgThis afternoon I received an email with a strange subject: "Congratulations MVP Microsoft 2009!".

At first I thought the usual spam email that just got better, but then I saw the post of the Italian MVP lead that announced the new MVPs for October 1st, and realized it was not spam, but that someone decided to award me with the MVP title in the category ASP/ASP.NET.

When I started taking part in the community I was looking at MVPs as Guru and unreachable people, and now I'm one of them: I still can't believe it.

I'd like to thank Alessandro Teglia, the Italian/Baltic MVP Lead, all the Subtext team (Phil Haack, Steven Harman, Scott Dorman and Barry Dorrans) and most of all David Silverlight. (I already thanked all the Italian guys in the post on my Italian blog)

See you all in Redmond for the MVP Day next March: I'll finally be able to meet all the guys I always talked to via email or chat or lately with Twitter.

PS: You might wonder what the gladiator on the left is: it's the unofficial logo of the Italian MVPs, aka Italian Gladiators.

posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 11:39 PM

Comments on this entry:

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Scott Galloway at 10/1/2008 11:54 PM

Congratulations Simone! Well deserved.

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Marco De Sanctis at 10/2/2008 12:31 AM

Congrats!! You really deserved it!

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Jose Luis Latorre at 10/2/2008 1:20 AM

Congratulations Simone, great job and also a great Award!!! Welcome to the MVP's family ;)

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Tokes at 10/2/2008 4:05 AM

Nice work signor MVP!

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Si Philp at 10/2/2008 10:30 AM

Congrats mate :)

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Jonathon Kresner at 10/2/2008 12:59 PM

WOW simo! Fantastic news, congrats mate :))

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Sergejus at 10/2/2008 8:14 PM

Congrats Simone! I got mine this July from Ale as well.

Hope to see you in any MVP event!

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Simone at 10/2/2008 8:57 PM

Thank you all... I really appreciate

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by raffaeu at 10/2/2008 10:59 PM

Dude, which MVP you get?
For ... Windows Form Dev?
:-D
(Now when I'll back you have to offer a Sushi Dinner in Milan ...)

# re: Spam is getting better: now they tell me I'm an MVP!

Left by Emad Ibrahim at 10/3/2008 12:36 AM

Congrats man... I have been wanting one of those for the longest time.

Does that mean you are a guru and unreachable now?

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