Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2018 Experience

by Carlos Mendible on 13 Mar 2018 » Azure, dotNet

Disclaimer: For those of you who are expecting to learn or read about new technical information and cool new product features or roadmaps I have bad news: almost everything that Microsoft shares with MVPs during the Summit is under an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) which means that what I’ve learned in Redmond stays with me, inside my head.

A women shows a stop sign. Remembers your NDA

As a first time visitor to the Microsoft Campus and MVP Global Summit attendee I have to tell you that it was an awesome and breathtaking experience.

The campus, or the mothership as I like to call it, is a city on its own, with aprox 150 buildings, stores and a very convinient shuttle service so you can easily move around if you don’t want to walk. It’s huge and there is green all over the place.

All the sessions on .NET, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and Azure were hosted in the conference center (Building 33) where I learned: A bit of NDA, some NDA roadmaps and yes! that incredible NDA feature we are all waiting for.

Me side by side with the building 33 sign

The Summit was not only about the technology and the feedback that Microsoft received from more than 2000 MVPs that visted Redmond for the event. It was about the community, about sharing and getting to meet great and incredible people. You won’t believe how easy it was to get in touch and actually have great conversations with any fellow MVP or even with those we sometimes call: “rock stars”.

Check the following twitter moment: MVPSummit 2018 to get a glimpse of waht I mean.

I almost forgot to mention that I had the chance to visit the Channel 9 studios and that I got a nice picture exactly where Azure Friday is recorded!

Me at the Channel 9 Studio with some friends

I must thank my wife Karina Barroso for her support, my CPM Cristina Gonzalez and my friends and fellow MVPs: Robert Bermejo, Alberto Diaz, Edin Kapic, Carmen Checa, Santiago Porras, Adrian Diaz, David Rodriguez, Luis Mañez, Dani Alonso, Sergio Parra Guerra, Dachi Gogotchuri, Tibi Covaci, Rodrigo Díaz Concha and closing the list Mr. Juan Jose Montiel and his dog Whost who showed me that sometimes I can be the real blind person in the room.

Sorry folks I wish I could tell you more…

See you around!