Nearly 100 MVPs met at the Microsoft offices in Berlin to learn, share ideas and celebrate. The two-day Community Open Days event boasted its highest number of attendees ever and included eight MVP presentations. "In my eyes, this event was a great success," said Client Development MVP Marco Richardson. "Additional to the high-quality presentations by other MVPs and Microsoft employees, it was just the warmth of the community (MVP and CLIP), which impressed me."
The Berlin Open Days showcased 17 sessions that ranged in topics from IT Pro and Developer to Consumer sessions.
“For me, personally, networking was a great part," said Windows Phone Development MVP Peter Nowak. "The sessions have been cool as well, but getting in contact with other MVPs is something you can’t deliver online. A lot of great ideas are born on such occasions.”
Office365 MVP Kerstin Rachfahl, who also presented during the event, agrees. "It is great to get input in different competencies and sometimes you notice – hey, this helps you too."
Congratulations to the Communtiy Open Days organizers, participants and presenters!
Topics and sessions delivered by MVPs:
Private vs Public Cloud
Carsten Rachfahl - Hyper-V MVP
Kerstin Rachfahl - Office 365 MVP
Internet of Things - From Sensor to Azure Cloud
Stefan Hoppe - Windows Embedded MVP
Video and Podcasting
Hans Brender - SharePoint MVP
Michael Greth - SharePoint MVP
Office Apps New Trends
Senaj Lelic - Visio MVP
The Awesome Windows Platform Including 3D Printing and Windows Kinect
Lars Keller - Client Development MVP