Windows7ako Meetup for IE9 Beta

One of the things MVPs are known for is seeking out great ways to support the community. We hear stories like this often, and wanted to share this example with you. Recently Philippines Windows Desktop Experience MVP Chay Saputil helped pull together an IE9 developer briefing for the Windows7ako Facebook community. While she was engaged in helping 150 attendees gain product updates and information, she noticed community members who were doing presentations and found a way to recognize their efforts.

When asked about how briefing went, Chay said,

“I was actually a bit worried if people will turn up for the IE9 Developer Briefing and the windows7ako meetup.  It had been raining hard that day and although there were a lot of requests for additional slots, I was concerned that people would not be able to make it.  I was pleasantly surprise that we filled up the Windows Theatre at Microsoft Philippines for the IE9 Developer Briefing. We were only expecting about a hundred attendees for the meetup, but we had over 150 attendees!  More importantly was the interest that people had on IE9 as well as the participation of the folks from the windows7ako community.   

I provided the updates on Internet Explorer 9 and also announced our Evangelist Program.  I noticed that several people at the windows7ako Facebook Page were doing Windows 7 presentation for their schools, associations, and communities and felt that we needed to recognize and reward those who go out of their own way to do this. The Windows BG Lead – Mae Moreno was very supportive and agreed to give out Windows 7 jackets to those who did 5 or more seminars from Oct 1 to June 30.  It was truly exciting indeed.  Numerous volunteers from the windows7ako community helped not just in demoing IE9 but also in the little things like registration, games, and activities. It was one fun night that we hope to do again in the coming month.  

To Microsoft, thank you for giving me the opportunity to share the passion that I have in technology!”

It is exciting to hear about the contributions MVPs are making to the community!

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