This Thursday, at the TechNet / MSDN event held in Boston, John Ross and Ron Thibeau were recognized for their outstanding support of both the IT pro and developer communities in the northeast with the first Community Super Hero Award.
Hats off to my colleague Dan Stolts, (please see Dan's post on the award and presentation) who did the heavy lifting on this one. He recognized that John and Ron were due recognition, arranged the gifts, and produced framed certificates signed by Dan, Blain Barton, Jim O'Neil, and myself. [See the picture - Ron on the left, John on right.]
Having known John and Ron for several years before I joined Microsoft, I have seen that they epitomize the volunteer ideal. They are always ready to lend a hand and do so without having expectations in return.
From running the very helpful Boston User Groups site (which has a great calendar of upcoming events!), helping with countless user group meetings, coming in on weekends to help set up wiring for C# Days, to being a constant source of help for Code Camps, they deserve to be recognized and thanked.
So, thank you to John and Ron! It's people like you that make our technology community one of the best anywhere!