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Arnie Rowland

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I come to you, humbled...



A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I would be offering a few MSDN Ultimate subscriptions to unemployed or under-employed developers to help them improve and update their skills in consideration for doing social good by helping out a non-profit of their choice.

I didn't anticipate the level of resonance this has received in the development community. MVPs - both friends and friends-to-be contacted me and asked to join the project. I decided to expand beyond just the MSDN Ultimate subscription and ask a few carefully selected vendors to join the project. Everyone I approached was eager to join in and help in any way they could. And the project just kept growing in scope and excitement. The project has been discussed in a Channel 9 PING webcast, mentioned in an MSDN Flash newsletter, and has received extensive mention in blogs and twitter.

I'm struggling to adequately express my appreciation and joy to those listed below. If you know any of these folks, and agree with the concept of the project, take a moment and let them know that their contributions are a good thing.

MIcrosoft MVPs:

I'm truly humbled to be in working in association with such generous, caring, and concerned people. These folks set a high standard for MVP community involvement.

Published Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:01 AM by ArnieRowland



Uzzie said:

Hi Arnie,

I'd love to join your project if you don't mind with my skill level :)

You can find my posting in MSDN forum with userid uzzie.



July 21, 2010 8:12 PM

Ed Hickey said:

This is great, Arnie!  Fantastic idea, and well supported by the other MVPs as well, this is why the MVP Program is so amazing.

July 22, 2010 3:17 PM

Salik said:

Is this programme available in the UK? I've got an idea for a portal site for lawyers. I've nothing on the go so this interested me as a kick start.

October 13, 2010 12:00 PM
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