It seems Chuck isn't able to make the ALM track keynote, so I guess there's only one thing left to say:
Um, yeah! Like Microsoft was going to have little ole' me speaking at their great big event?! Even with my enthusiasm and zeal.
APRIL FOOLS! *cricket* Yes, I know. It's a genetic thing. My dad
used to take me to the zoo and tell jokes. The laughing hyenas would
For the record, the MVP email is fake as well; I received no such email. It was designed to lend credibility to the Tech-Ed portion.
I must say though, Chuck was an awesome sport to go along with this, kudos my friend! I owe you MANY beers!
So I woke up this morning to a congratulations email from Microsoft saying they have awarded me MVP Visual Developer – Team System! Sweet! But then I realized what today is and checked the raw email header, and found that it didn't come from Microsoft. No. Apparently someone, who shall remain nameless, decided it would be a funny joke on this first of April. Boo.
But the next email was WAY better. I got an email from Charles Sterling on the Team System product team at Microsoft inviting me to co-keynote the ALM track with him at this year's Tech·Ed Developer Conference. Being a little jaded from the first one, I checked, and it was in fact from Charles Sterling at Microsoft! I think my wife had to peel me off the ceiling in my office with a fork! For those who don't know him, Chuck is the new Team System Blogfather at Microsoft, having returned to Redmond after 5 years as a DE in Australia. More details to follow as we hash them out, but seriously, Charles and I should be delivering quite a presentation, so mark your calendar for June 3rd through 6th! Oh, and check Chuck's blog for his post with more details.
Anyway, I could ramble on forever; certainly a very rollercoaster day so far!!