Iris Classon
Iris Classon - In Love with Code

I've been awarded as Microsoft MVP - C#

So, yeah. What do I say? I’m frankly still in shock and waited out Aprils Fools day just in case it was a (bad) joke. But it’s for real. Sitting here, I can’t believe I’m typing these words,- I am extremely happy and excited about the future- more than I have been in a very long time. When I started programming I fell in love, literally I fell in love. And everyday since I’ve had butterflies in my stomach as I watch Visual Studio (slowly- sometimes VERY slowly) open up my project. Or whatever IDE, heck, even xcode gets some love from me.

I watch people on the tram, on the buss, everywhere, (Note: not in a creepy way) holding their phones, slates, phablets, tablets and computers, for them those are mysterious companions that go with them everyday, for me it’s my way of being part of a bigger thing. It feels like I’m in peoples devices, and it feels like nothing is impossible. I dream code, eat code (but drink anything with caffeine).

I brainstorm with friends, we talk about the What’s and I try to think out How’s- while my calendar pretty much decides the When’s.

And I can’t imagine a day when I won’t be this excited and this fascinated by what can be achieved by those little words we put together, be that an actual conversation or code.

This award means a lot to me, only those very close to me really know how much time, effort and passion I’ve put into sharing my love for programming never with an award or title in mind, and seeing that a new developer like me can be a MVP is an important message I am more than happy to take part of. And I’ll continue to do what I’ve being doing and more, because I love this. I really do. And I’m having so much fun, and you- I honestly really love meeting people like you. All the conversations, be that deep discussions, sharing LOL’s, getting help or feedback via Skype or arguing over misunderstood tweets or different opinions. I’ve enjoyed that a lot. So thank you!

Somewhere in Sweden a girl with bright pink hair, a very happy developer indeed, is very excited about the future, and in Norway somewhere a mum and dad will be very proud an a sister in Australia will be very happy.

I will of course celebrate this with gym, taco and a Stupid Question :)


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4/2/2013 9:16:26 AM
Gratz Iris :) 
Daniel Widegren
4/2/2013 9:18:42 AM
Well congratulations :) Know you been working hard for it for about a year now and happy to see that you managed to reach it :) 
4/2/2013 9:24:26 AM
Congrats Iris - you are an inspiration... 
Jonas Almqvist
4/2/2013 9:28:50 AM
Reply to: Daniel Widegren
WOHO!!!! Congratulations !!! 
4/2/2013 9:34:14 AM
Congrats and thank you for all you do! 
Sean Payne
4/2/2013 10:07:17 AM
Shayan Anique
4/2/2013 10:12:01 AM
Congratulations! Iris :) 
4/2/2013 10:49:16 AM
Gratz Iris, 
ure a serios dev now,
no more pictures of gym and biycles, ok ?
 (huuuuge smiles) 
4/2/2013 10:51:15 AM
Reply to: Mark

I was smiling so much at the thought of your pink hair in Microsoft hallowed halls i couldnt add 14 + 2 for the question :) 
John Marshall
4/2/2013 12:28:09 PM
Congratulations! You have the perfect attitude for an MVP. A love of the technology and a desire to help others enjoy that passion and succeed.
I hope you are able to make next years MVP summit. 
4/2/2013 1:41:57 PM
Congratulations Iris! Great job of getting the MVP. You've earned it. 
Ari C. Raimundo
4/2/2013 3:32:56 PM
Congratz ! Well deserved...! 
4/3/2013 8:17:42 PM
Kudos to you!  As someone who's applied before (and turned down :<), I personal know how hard it is to get award that prestigious status/title!  Congrats and keep it up!  Our local MVPs are truly exception people/devs and they love to share, just like you on your blog.  Kudos! 
4/4/2013 2:45:56 PM
That is Awesome!! Congratulations! ^_^ 

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