It was my first ever experience to participate in Microsoft's event outside Sri Lanka. My experience as a “first-timer” attending the South East Asia's MVP community connection, along with few other MVPs from my country. MVP Community Connection is a day to connect, learn, inspire and celebrate the local MVP community and MS employees.
It was an exclusive event especially organized for Asia pacific MVPs. The intention is to have all MVPs from different region join there and have a great time with others. There were some interesting sessions and networking between each other.
From the moment I got off the plane at the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Airport, I was very excited about the event. I was the first to arrive AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA 2 hours prior to the event. From the registration, greeted by Microsoft mvp tshirt and I was escorted to pick up my personal registration badge and Wahoo!.
First day started with lunch at the Hotel. Everyone had a very good time introducing ourselves in 1 minute with other MVPs. There were totally around 50 MVPs from various countries in south east Asia and we were snuffled and divided into 7 teams for various activities and sessions. It was really awesome to meet with other MVPs and get some inputs, their works and other things related to personal and professional life. Later with a key note from Soyoung Lee, Community Program Manager on "MVPs for the year 2017 and latest updates". Then we had hack a plan session on various topics such as "Emerging Technologies", "Developer Field Presentation" etc andone of the best moment was the group photo .
Later in the evening we were out for dinner where we had Indonesian varieties of food and MVPs were involved in presenting their culture in various ways. Finally everyone had a great time and fun on the first day. Second day, it started with a fantastic breakfast and a team activity , later there were very productive intense discussions to improve MVP engagement within the Partner network. The day ended with a award ceremony where everyone who attended the session was given away with a cool gift. It was a tremendous experience I had at MVP community connect event at Jakarta,Indonesia. There were lots of things that i could learn from various MVPs. Also it created a very good channel with all other MVPs.