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MVP Global Summit - where all the attendees are coming from, view map geographically?

MVP Global Summit, what it meant for MVPs?

At one place, global connections with peers with a shared insight with a flavour of engagement with relevant product manager, sounds terrific isn't it!

Who can attend - as per the previous post on MVP Global Summit 2008 here, if you are a Most Valuable Professional or Regional Director then you are invited to attend this exclusive summit between April 14 - 17 2008. The venue is hosted hosted at the Washington Trade and Convention Center in Seattle and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, with an exclusive access to more than 400 sessions and panel discussions and a range of networking opportunities, as well as Microsoft top executives such as Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, and Ray Ozzie, chief software architect.

So what's new with this post, fellow MVP John OBrien (Live Development) has done an excellent & another valueable job by teaming up with Summit organisers to produce a 'small world' Virtul Earth visualisation of where all the attendees of the summit are coming from. As you can see the data is a general area (city basis) to zoom and if you see larger dots that represents more MVPs on that area, pretty cool!.

This summit may be first one for the new MVPs who are awarded since last July 2007 cycle and for me it is 2nd one, its worth a trip to seattle with a deep dive to immerse into technology.

 

 

Published Monday, March 31, 2008 7:19 AM by ssqa.net

Comments

# re: MVP Global Summit - where all the attendees are coming from, view map geographically?

I guess the job is not complete yet. I cannot believe no one is coming from Moscow, but that could be a problem with Google maps. However I did not find the Chicago suburb I live in either...

Monday, March 31, 2008 2:55 PM by Alex_Kuznetsov

# re: MVP Global Summit - where all the attendees are coming from, view map geographically?

Alex

Thanks, I have forwarded this feedback to John and hope to get a reply.

Monday, March 31, 2008 7:58 PM by ssqa.net

# re: MVP Global Summit - where all the attendees are coming from, view map geographically?

Here is the feedback from originator:

I see 18 MVP’s from Moscow attending the summit this year!

The interactive map shows different levels of detail as you zoom in, zoom into Moscow to see a rather large logo representing this group. We have configured the icon to change to a circle when very zoomed in to show it is a general area of Moscow not a specific address.

Sunday, April 6, 2008 6:27 PM by ssqa.net