I am thrilled to announce that I received, and accepted, an invitation to join the Microsoft Regional Director program. I'm humbled and honored to be among the ranks of people who I've looked up to for most of my professional career. A very huge Thank You to those who nominated and supported me for this program.
If you're not familiar with what a Regional Director is, the website explains pretty well:
The Regional Director Program provides Microsoft leaders with the customer insights and real-world voices it needs to continue empowering developers and IT professionals with the world's most innovative and impactful tools, services, and solutions.
Established in 1993, the program consists of 150 of the world's top technology visionaries chosen specifically for their proven cross-platform expertise, community leadership, and commitment to business results. You will typically find Regional Directors keynoting at top industry events, leading community groups and local initiatives, running technology-focused companies, or consulting on and implementing the latest breakthrough within a multinational corporation.
It is coming up on four years since I was first awarded Windows Developer MVP in July, 2014, and two years since Microsoft awarded me a second category of Visual Studio & Development Technologies. The journey has been incredible, getting to meet so many amazing people along the way.
I am excited to continue the journey as both an MVP and RD!