I'm on the road right now hosting MCA review boards. Two weeks ago we were in Singapore and had some very interesting interviews. One candidate from Korea and one from Japan came through and that required us to engage a translator service to translate the documents submitted, and then used interpretors for the interview. Lots of great learnings from those two interviews about the difficulty of translating concepts as well as how the overall process would have to be modified to support the differences in language and culture. Congratulations to Jeok Wee Tan (Singapore's first MCA) and Toyoki Matsamura (Japan's first MCA)!!!! 

Last week and this week I'm in India hosting review boards and then back home for a bit.

BTW, we have posted the first batch of MCA biographies on http://www/microsoft.com/learning/mca.   

Andy Ruth

Microsoft Certified Architect Program Manager