A rather simple title but, well that sums it up!
It was strange for me. I came here for the technology and it was the Community within Technology I found.
Of course I learned some more on Med-V thanks to an excellent presentation by our resident MVP in Virtualization, Cameron. But for some reason I found myself in the Expert booths, and ended up meeting others like myself, helping out in whatever way I could. Touching base with new friends and old at the same time
And for some inexplicable reason, something I’m still having a hard time grasping, perhaps the entertainer in me? Perhaps something new that grew yesterday? I found a new passion.
Yes to present more. Not necessarily for just the sheer showmanship of it (yes there is that aspect) but AGAIN thanks to Microsoft, I see a new focus. I have grown yet a further level in ways I never foresaw two years and four months ago when I wrote that fateful article “Confessions of a Computer Geek” and sent it to my heroes.
And when Rick Claus came up behind me asking “So did you imagine this would ever happen man?” I was speechless. Because I didn’t. None of us can foresee the future. We can all work to shape and change our future and hopefully improve it, and perhaps others around us. But never did I imagine that a) I would be involved in an event as large and as successful as Microsoft Canada Techdays 2009 or b) that I would actually WANT to stand up in a room of 200 people a speak!
*GASP!* I’m a reformed introvert and Funny Guy! Who would have thought that!
And the results?
Yes Mr. Claus, Yes Microsoft Canada, Yes World. I embrace and look forward to the future for whatever it holds.
Thanks to Energize IT, Influencers, Techdays, the MVPS and the encouragement of the community, I am no longer the same person.
And in two years, 4 months from now, ask me the same question again. 🙂
The Energized Tech