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Andrei Iacob / <2008 type=”MVP”>
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<2008 type=”MVP”>

I think this will be a great year. I’ve started the year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on Client Application Development. This is a result of my contribution to the community in 2007. The email I received today really boosted my spirit.

This is truly great news. So, with a happy attitude, I’ll make some plans for 2008.

My mother never told me that life is LIKE a box of chocolates but from my experience It’s never a good idea to make specific short-term plans for your career if you work in the software industry.

Good idea, bad idea, I’ll try anyway.

For 2008, i want to:

  • obtain MCPD and MCITP. At least try to. I’m already a MCP. I tried to take some of these exams this year, but there were some problems with the test center, and the long story short, I didn’t.
  • xaml.ro and other WPF/Silverlight projects and (maybe events).
  • lose weight. That’s a difficult one. I’ll try to lose 20 kilograms this year.
  • quit smoking (Oh, my God).
  • finish my BSc studies at the University. Unfortunately, this January will be a decisive month for my “school career”.
  • finish my BSc degree project. Maybe a parallel project that I could make some money out of? Who knows..
  • look closely at some of the EU funding programs. Some interesting stuff over there… too bad I was so busy I didn’t really go to the..
  • focus more on developing my project management skills and my presentation skills.
  • travel more (Sweden is a country that I want to visit this year)
  • focus more on my family.

And that’s about all. I kept some of the ideas for myself so that the </2008> post at the end of this year wouldn’t be so awkward.

And a happy new year to you too!!

12 Comments

  1. Tudor Vlad wrote:

    Congratulations for achieving the MVP status and good luck with the 2008 agenda!

    Hope to see you soon at MSDN Briefing or a RONUA event in Cluj.

    Posted on 01-Jan-08 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Andrei wrote:

    Thank you, Tudor!

    Posted on 01-Jan-08 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Ovidiu wrote:

    Felicitări pentru titlul de MVP, și la mai mare! Mă bucur sincer de fiecare dată când cineva care a avut de-a face cu programul academic are o reușită profesională.

    Cu greutatea - e ușor să scazi 20 de kile, e mai greu să le lași deoparte definitiv. Schimbă-ți întâi stilul de viață și după aia greutatea se stabilizează ea. Se spune că viteza cu care dai jos e egală cu viteza cu care vei pune la loc. Așa că fă ceva “sustainable”.

    Mult succes în 2008!

    Posted on 01-Jan-08 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  4. Felicitari Andrei!

    Posted on 01-Jan-08 at 11:41 pm | Permalink
  5. Lucian wrote:

    Good job, mate!

    Posted on 01-Jan-08 at 11:44 pm | Permalink
  6. Andrei wrote:

    Vă mulţumesc tuturor pentru gândurile bune.

    @Ovidiu: da, am şi un precedent pe tema asta. Când m-am lăsat de sport m-am îngrăşat. Şi din păcate am rămas aşa.

    @Cristian: mulţumesc şi felicitări şi ţie pentru al 4-lea an consecutiv. Mă simt onorat că particip la acest program.

    @Lucian: comment in Romanian, please :P

    @baietii de pe messenger: ştiu că nu e element valid XML titlul post-ului. Se cheama “Licenţă poetică:)

    Posted on 02-Jan-08 at 12:10 pm | Permalink
  7. Alex wrote:

    Felicitări!

    Cred că ești primul MVP din România care este și student (sper să nu mă înșel) ceea ce spune multe!

    Multe reușite și în 2008!

    Posted on 02-Jan-08 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
  8. https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=06F15D52-34BB-4275-BFAB-B1B2E3B7CE5A

    Posted on 03-Jan-08 at 2:35 am | Permalink
  9. Andrei wrote:

    Acum e
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Andrei

    Posted on 03-Jan-08 at 3:42 am | Permalink
  10. Multe felicitari man! Ma bucur mult pentru tine! Si sa te vedem in Echipa… :)

    Posted on 03-Jan-08 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  11. Felicitari, Andrei! Keep it up!

    Posted on 03-Jan-08 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  12. Razvan wrote:

    Felicitari, Andrei!!

    Posted on 04-Jan-08 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

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