Lately, I've been quiet because I've been busy working on my presentation for this month's VSLive! Las Vegas conference. I'm looking forward to presenting on Team Build and meeting a lot of new people as well as catching up with some old acquaintances. This will be my first time to Vegas so it should be a great time all around.
Along with that, I was also preparing for my first ever adventure race - the Berryman Adventure. The race was held this past weekend, September 27th, and took us just under 13 hours to complete. The disciplines included hiking/running, some swimming, canoeing, and mountain biking through the Ozarks in southern Missouri. We did not come close to winning the race but we did complete it, which was a big accomplishment since it was our first race. We enjoyed it so much that we plan on participating in as many as we can next year.
To top everything off, I received a message today informing me that I have been selected for Microsoft MVP - Team System! Needless to say, I am excited, honored, and humbled all at the same time. I've always enjoyed sharing knowledge and ideas with the developer community and now I have even more incentive than ever before.