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More MVPs for Developer Express -- April Fools joke? NOT!

So yesterday there was a bit of confusion on the internal DevExpress mailing list. Both Dustin Campbell and Oliver Sturm both announced that they'd been awarded MVP status by Microsoft, and, of course, the received impression was that they were pulling the proverbial leg on the traditional day of practical jokes. Nice one, guys; we're not falling for that one, we weren't born yesterday.

Well, more fool the rest of us: Oliver and Dustin have indeed both been made C# MVPs. Together with our very own Mark Miller, that makes three MVPs on the DevExpress staff. They'll be demanding an executive expense account next, together with their own executive restroom...

Please allow me to congratulate both of them publicly. Well done, Oliver and Dustin! It's well deserved. We'll certainly be popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Published Apr 02 2007, 03:15 PM by
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Ben Hayat

I'll have the pleasure of being the first to congratulate these guys. I don't know Dustin, but Oliver truly deserves it. To be honest with you, almost all the staff at DX deserve some type of MVP status.

April 2, 2007 5:21 PM

Geoff Davis

Wow, Congratulations guys... you should all be very proud of yourselves and best of luck for the future ;-).
April 2, 2007 6:20 PM

Oliver Sturm (DevExpress)

Hey Julian, I wasn't gonna tell about the restroom thing :-) Thanks everyone for the good wishes!
April 3, 2007 7:07 AM


Why do Oliver and Dustin get congratulations and not Mark ? Julian, you'll be getting a mention on Mark's 'Dumbah', seeing as you have three names and all ! (Incidentally I also have three names - Watch out Mark !) Anyway congrats to all of you for gaining MVP recognition.
June 7, 2007 7:10 AM

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