Now while Gadgeteer doesn’t have any MVPs of their own just MVPs that are Gadgeteer fans like Steve and myself and the key efforts of folks like Pete Brown and based on the success of the Gadgeteer demo sessions last year Gadgeteer was allowed to have 3 sessions this year where 30 MVPs per session could come in and try building devices with Gadgeteer. Last year when we did this we had some empty seats despite me going around telling every MVP I could find how cool Gadgeteer was, but this year every session was filled weeks ago (maybe they were scared I’d hunt them all down again this year if they didn’t sign up), so the interest level in Gadgeteer is way up from where it used to be, but of course we need to keep the peddle to the metal. Seeing how fast the sessions filled up must of been a bit of an eye opener to some Microsoft folks as well, and I can tell you that Colin etc are still in the Gadgeteer game and even with an expanded scope so there are some cool things coming (that part however falls under my NDA so that is about all I can say). Microsoft as usual had a bit of a reorg and so that is why they got a tad quiet, but they are pretty much done so their visibility will be going up, heck I’ve even seen tweets lately from @ netGadgeteer.
What do we need to do, well keep posting, tweeting, etc and having fun building Gadgeteer projects and hardware and we need to keep the hammer down on getting on to Visual Studio 2012
In case anyone is interested my twitter handle is @ mcneillb