Thursday, July 02, 2015

PowerShell MVP 2015

I received the official notification yesterday that my PowerShell MVP award has been renewed !!

In this post, I try to look back at my journey as a PowerShell MVP :)

This award is dedicated to PSBUG which feels like a family to me know.

Initially Overwhelmed

At first when I got the award I was overwhelmed, to be in the elite group in the World is something. I felt a tremendous pressure as now I was bestowed upon by such a huge responsibility. Initial few months I was under the MVP vibe, People recognized me wherever I went. I got a chance to introduce myself as a MVP.
Below is one of the pic from the User Group meet :


But soon the dust settled and I realized that being a MVP at some point I stopped enjoying my work with PowerShell, it was more of a responsibility now.
After few weeks of pondering & meditating (I do, no kidding), I realized that the award is a recognition for the last year contributions and the very reason for it is that I enjoy learning and sharing it with the community.

MVP Open Day - Eye Opener

I went in for MVP Open Day at Bangalore and had time to hang out with MVPs from all over India, seeing really passionate people talking Tech all the time was an amazing experience and I understood that the secret to it all is to "Enjoy" and not be so hard on myself . Keep doing what I enjoy :)

The best part of the Open day was talking at lengths with Ravi Sir & Aman Sir.

From Left to Right : Ravikanth Sir, Aman Sir & me (#3 PS MVPs from India).

Inspiration Source - never runs dry

PSBUG community has been a great source of motivation and inspiration all along. Some of the amazing people in the Industry come together and talk Technology on a monthly basis, keeps the fire going.

Many people don't understand why to go and meet in person when you can watch tutorials online. Apart from the vast amount of knowledge you carry home , below are few which I can think of now :

  •  First you network with people who tackle real world problems and these interactions come in handy when needed.
  • Second is you can get ideas/ opinion on any Script/ Project you are working on from the Community. (Most of my last year posts came out of some cool ideas from the community)
  • Third, We don't do serious boring stuff at these meets. We crack jokes and share our IT stories often.

In my opinion, we all do the normal day to day work and get paid at month's end for it. Where is fun in that ? Once a month one can take some time off and get batteries charged.