The technology geek community runs strong here in Los Angeles thanks to the hub of innovative companies in the Southern California area. Earlier this week, however, the best and brightest in tech headed north to the Microsoft Redmond campus, which hosted the largest customer event of the year, Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Global Summit. The geek mecca attracted approximately 1,500 of the most elite in technology, including more than 80 from right here in California. They descended upon Redmond to meet with Microsoft executives and product groups to provide valuable feedback, engage in hundreds of technical sessions and deepen existing relationships.
Of 100 million technical community participants worldwide, only about 4,000 are MVPs. In essence, these individuals are nominated for the MVP Award based on their contributions during the previous year to offline or online technical communities, such as public forums, user groups, blogs and social media sites. MVPs reside in more than 90 countries, speak nearly 40 languages, and share their expertise in close to 90 Microsoft technologies.
The Summit was a great way to connect with our MVPs who are engaged in these technical communities all year long and have a solid grasp on the customer experience. Not only did the MVPs provide us with objective and critical feedback to help us improve our solutions for our customers, but they shared their excitement and knowledge with others to help people make the most of their technologies.
We were excited to host this group in Redmond earlier this week. To find out more about the Summit and Microsoft's MVP Award Program, check out the News Center blog today!