My 10th MVP Award, a decade of Dev Community excitements!

Dear Laurent Duveau,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Windows Development technical communities during the past year.

Today January 1st is special as this was the 10th time I got that email from Microsoft!

2015 was the year I pivoted to web technologies. In fact this is a full circle for me, as I built my first website 20 years ago, then doing all kind of desktop, server and backend technologies, ASP.NET WebForms then MVC, SQL Server, WPF, Silverlight, web services, Windows Store apps, Mobile apps, Azure, Xamarin, … now back to pure web apps with HTML5 and JavaScript.

This move was the best decision I made in 2015 (and probably in my career): I discovered Angular almost by accident, quickly saw that this is the way to go now for software development (and a true wake-up call, coming from a .NET, C# and Visual Studio backend, I now spend my time in VS Code with TypeScript.), learnt a lot, created a dedicated training (the Angular Academy) that received a huge success (I did my annual turnover in just 3 months), and I am now confident that this is an amazing course as most of my classes have finished with a round of applauses!

Most important is I have fun and continue to work part time.

Happy New Year!