Weekend Hunt !


Hi everyone. Today I’am on the hunt ! (With my slingshot in my pocket and some beans – just kidding)

I just saw a new Microsoft’s title (new is subjective as it’s new for me).

MTAC

I saw that title from profile (like here or here)

My curiosity started to kick in so I checked what it means. It means Microsoft Technical Audience Contributor. As a wiki contributor myself, I started to think that it could be related to the TNWiki. (To justify that point I found that almost everyone that use that title do contribute on the TNWiki)

My first step from there is to check Information on Profile Affiliations (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/gg602412.aspx)

No MTAC in the list. Now I search with my super binocular (don’t forget I’am on a hunt). So I open a search engine page and I start to search 🙂

The first page that interests me is from LinkedIn, it seem to have a group up there for MTAC.

Now I translate it over. It handled via a facebook’s group now !

 

I digged a bit deeper I found that (machine’s translated); (http://www.fabiohara.com.br/2011/10/25/mtac-microsoft-technical-audience-contributor-perguntas-e-respostas/)

Now I know what it means and where it start ! That kind of lead is another example that the Brazil community is really strong on the TNWiki and they hold together.

 

Can that title be integrated with the wiki ninja’s belt system to bring that idea further ? Is it a title that was born before the wiki ninja’s title ? Don’t hesitate to comment for those questions !

 

Thanks everyone to have following my small hunt and I can just salute the Brazil’s community and Fabio Hara for such action !

 

 

 

– French Ninja Phil (Wiki, Profile, Twitter)

Comments (8)

  1. Craig Lussier says:

    Nice sleuthing 🙂 And to everyone in the Brazil Wiki community – thanks for all the great work. You guys are awesome!

  2. Gokan Ozcifci says:

    +1 ! This could be a very nice way to promote our "Wiki Ninjas Group"

  3. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    Thanks for the sleuthing! Well, I'd rather see the Wiki Ninja belts, since this MTAC award is currently an overlap of both the MVP and MCC awards. Something more centered on TNWiki would dig much deeper and be more valuable to the Wiki.

    However, I'm glad to see this MTAC award surface, since it clearly targets TechNet Wiki among the other sources.

  4. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    And the Profile Affiliations page wouldn't explain MTAC, since it's not a profile affiliation. People added it to their Profile Name and bio, though. So they're obvioiusly proud of this award, which is a good sign of its value.

  5. Yagmoth555 says:

    Thanks for the feedback 🙂  At first I seen that title like a title we could use for like an "orange" belt in exemple !   but you are right, we should use other term to be dedicated to the wiki 🙂

  6. Ed Price - MSFT says:

    Exactly. We'll discuss the Wiki Ninjas Belts class next… and build it from the ground up of what we would want for TechNet Wiki. Much better way to go about it then appending in other award systems (which still might be valuable, just not as directly).

    Thanks!

  7. FZB says:

    nice one 🙂

  8. hassan sayed issa20014 says:

    Congratulations