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MVP Summit - Role Call
Posted on 4/12/2008 6:04:58 PM

MVP Summit 2008
Every year Microsoft holds an invite-only summit for its MVPs. Last year we had 1700 people go to the summit in Redmond. You can see my review here -> http://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=378  . (guess that video _really_ needs to go to silverlight now). Florida had a ton of folks. So in an effort to get a little organization around Florida, a couple things:

Florida Attire
Show your pride! Seattle in March is rainy and ugly and grey. Everyone wears raingear and more raingear. So, we'll stand once again! Similar to MIX, if you're from Florida wear hawaiian shirts -or- a .NET CodeCamp or SQL Saturday shirt -or- something advertising your Florida based company or product. Build our Florida community brand....

Thurs night geek laager at Kells
Thursday is always a tough one. Skip out early on the summit so you can get home on Thurs, or spend the redeye travelling back. Heck, just stay till Friday! We'll do a Florida geek laager (last year the sharepoint elite society came out and played too) at Kell's Irish Thursday night about 730p-ish. Let me know if you're in for Thurs nite. Pay for your own drinks, sorry.

Update Feb 28 - Keith Elder has posted the laager as a geek dinner - see http://keithelder.net/blog/archive/2008/02/27/MVP-Summit-Geek-Lager-April-17th-Seattle-WA.aspx for more info.

Role Call - Floridians
Andrew Connell :: sharepoint nationalist :: oneworld, one platform :: staying wherever the sharepoint hotel is :: wont come to the Thurs social cause his wife is in town :: http://www.andrewconnell.com
Mikhail 'misha' Dikov :: sharepoint :: melbourne / spacecoast .net ug :: Sheraton :: in for Thursday :: http://www.mikhaildikov.com
Scott Dorman :: uber-geek :: Sheraton ::: IN for Thurs Social :: http://geekswithblogs.net/sdorman/Default.aspx 
Marshall Harrison :: the gotspeech guy :: Westin :: IN for Thurs Social :: http://gotspeech.net/blogs/marshallharrison/default.aspx
David Hayden :: king of PNP blocks :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs Social :: http://www.davidhayden.com
Joe Healy :: Microsoft Developer Evangelist :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs Social :: http://www.devfish.net
Keith Kabza :: Tampa .NET User Group Leader :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs Social :: http://www.ocsmvp.com
Brian Knight :: Jacksonville SQL Server Group leader :: Hyatt :: wimping out for Thurs :: http://pragmaticworks.com/community/blogs/brianknight/default.aspx
Santos Martinez :: Sarasota ITPro User Group Leader :: Sheraton :: not sure about Thursday :: http://www.itsecdata.net
Rushabh Mehta :: SolidQ SQL Guru :: in for Kells :: no clue on what hotel :: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rushabh_mehta/default.aspx
Dave Noderer :: FlaDotNet User Group Leader :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs Social :: http://geekswithblogs.net/dnoderer
Mark Polino :: Dynamics MVP :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://www.dynamicaccounting.net
Nikita Polyakov ::  nickname 'crazy russian hacker' :: Grand Hyatt :: IN for Thurs :: http://geekswithblogs.net/campuskoder
Bill Reiss :: Silverlight master - dr popper / farseer :: Sheraton :: ?? for Thurs :: http://www.bluerosegames.com
Brian Scarbeau :: high school teacher / game dev :: dotnetnuker :: Sheraton :: ? for thurs :: http://geekswithblogs.net/bscarbeau/Default.aspx
Stan Schultes :: VB.NET MVP :: dotnetnuker :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs social :: http://stanschultes.spaces.live.com
David Silverlight :: the community-credit guy :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://xmlpitstop.com/cs/blogs/daves_xml_and_dotnet_grokspot/default.aspx
Jonas Stawski :: Sheraton :: IN for Thursday :: http://jstawski.com/default.aspx
Shawn "onetug" Weisfeld :: Orlando .NET User Group / INETA VP :: Sheraton :: wimping out :: http://www.shawnweisfeld.com 
Bayer White :: Workflow :: Hyatt cause Brian is there :: Jacksonville Arch SIG :: wont go on Thurs cause Brian wont :: http://whiteknighttechnology.com/cs/blogs/bayer_white
Jim Zimmerman :: Ajax expert, reformed PHP type :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://www.jimzimmerman.com

Role Call - FoF - Friends of Florida .NET
Jeffrey W. Barnes :: claims to be the real jeff barnes :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://jeffbarnes.net/portal/blogs/jeff_barnes/default.aspx 
Keith Elder :: sole .NET MVP from Mississippi :: Westin :: IN for Thurs :: http://keithelder.net/blog 
Jose Luis Manners :: somewhere up north :: former Floridian :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://www.josemanners.com
Lori McKinney :: Huntsville .NET :: Grand Hyatt :: IN for Thurs :: no blog
Todd Miranda :: social master of bama :: Sheraton :: IN for Thurs :: http://www.xperimentality.com
Bruce Thomas :: main 'bubba' from Montgomery :: Westin :: IN for Thurs :: http://blogs.simplifi.com/brucet
Jim Wooley :: King of LINQ :: Sheraton :: ?? for Thurs :: http://www.devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx 

email jhealy@microsoft.com to get added to this list

updated on: 4/12/2008
disclaimer: I have no clue who those folks in the picture are. jeh.



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