Editor’s note: The following post was written by Community Program Manager So Young Lee
The University of Seoul was home to 78 MVPs during a two-day event in which 12 MVPs received the 2012 Korean MVP Contribution Award. The Korean Open Days event started off with a knowledge donation seminar presented by 9 MVPs at which university students, IT professionals, NGO group members and others were able to learn more about a variety of Microsoft technologies, including the newly released Windows 8.
“The MVP sessions were so well prepared. We hope to have follow-up sessions,” said University Computer Center CIO Seongjong Choi.
MVPs participated in a variety of panel discussions and presentations covering topics such as “Windows 8 Game Development,” “Experiencing Windows 8,” and “Kinect Programming Using Motion and Voice.”
After the seminar & award ceremony, MVPs moved to the SongAm Space Center to enjoy the beautiful scenery, stars and to get a better glimpse of Jupiter.
MVP APGC Regional Manager, Katherine Hung held a brown bag session for 50 Korean Microsoft Employees to discuss the MVP Award program and how product groups and other organizations can leverage MVPs’ knowledge, passion and community involvement. Proceeding the brown bag session, PowerPoint MVPs provided a seminar for Microsoft Korean employees on the design and functionality of PowerPoint.
“I feel so lucky to be part of the Korea MVP group. I live in Japan but I’ll come to the Korean MVP Open Day every year. I’ll never forget this moment,” said newly awarded C# MVP Jiman Ko.
The Korean MVP Open Day event was lauded as a great success do in part to the many volunteer hours MVPs contributed to make the event unique and informative. “With your never-ending support, Microsoft Korea will continue to strive for a sound development of the IT industry.” said Korea GM JamesKim.