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MVP Summit 2008 the week that was.. [ Posted on: 20-April-2008 ]

Last week I was in Seattle to attend the Global MVP Summit for 2008. This was my first year at MVP Summit and second year being a SharePoint Server MVP. I got in on Sunday night after about 16 hrs of travel time on 3 aircraft and traveling over 18,000 Kms from Wellington (New Zealand) to Auckland and from Auckland to Los Angeles and on to Seattle (US).

I joined about 40 MVP's from around the globe in the annual Paint ball field trip!  Lawrence Liu has posted about what it means to be an MVP and specially what it means to be a SharePoint MVP.

Some highlights from paintball

  • Hiding behind the same wooden barrier and exchanging fire with Lawrence Liu at super close range over the top of the barrier, he got me on my thumb (which hurt like hell) and arm.
  • Running towards a wooden barrier to take cover while Andrew and Shane was laying covering fire and taking out the barrier in the process which left me totally in the open and getting hit by all directions
  • Speed ball!! Yeah that was super!

It was followed by 2 days of very intense talks, discussions and constructive feedback sessions direct with the various product groups at Redmond campus. I had the opportunity to meet up with CJ and Ryan from the product group as well as other team members. We had a SharePoint MVP party hosted by Brad Smith, Bob Fox and Eric Shupps on the last day. I had a very good time meeting with a great team of people who are both professional and multi talented. Photos are on my MVP Summit 08 Flickr stream.

A few photos from the summit.

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Andrew Connell and Matthew McDermott Matt, Dan, Spence and Me Ryan, Me &CJ

I feel privileged to be part of the SharePoint MVP program and would like to thank everyone for all the support and feedback.

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Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 10:54 by Chris Johnson
Hey Chan, Great to see you and the rest of the MVPs over here in Redmond. We have such a great community of MVPs. Very cool you came so far to come and visit us and chat about all things SharePoint! See you next time! CJ
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