I just got an email from Microsoft that I was re-awarded Microsoft MVP status! This would be my 6th consecutive award. I am quite humbled and excited to have my community efforts recognized by Microsoft again. For many years now I take a bit of time in December to reflect upon the last year and make some goals for the upcoming year which technically started today.
Last year I spoke at seven different events, conferences and local user groups. I was on organizing committee for Atlanta Code Camp again. I feel that put on a very successful event one more time. I served as a technical reviewer for an Entity Framework book for APress at the end of 2013. I wrote a number of blog posts, mostly documenting my own experiences with many facets of software development. I worked hard at Tyler Technologies as an architect. I worked on a number of various interesting projects, helping customers and fellow developers.
I am looking forward toward 2015. I know I will be starting an extremely large and challenging project at Tyler. I feel that I do my best work under some pressure, so I am welcoming this new challenge. I have been working on a book for PacktPub, and I am excited about becoming a published author, assuming everything goes according to plan. I am planning to finish first draft within a couple of weeks. Right after that I am planning to concentrate on ASP.NET v. next and EF 7 learning. I am planning to blog about my experiences there as well.