Friday, December 23, 2005


In case you're jealous of my MVP status, I offer it to you. MVPs are for one year renewable and new nominations are done. By the next nomination cycle, if you can prove to me that you've got what it takes, I'll be happy to nominate you instead of myself. You have my word.


Zubair.NET! said...

Becoming a MVP and maintaining that status is a serious stuff, I can feel what it takes to be on the giving-end as compared to the receiving-end.

I can also feel that you and your comrades (Hammad & Adnan) face many problems doing what you do -- but believe me -- you guys do it well. Between all the obstacles in your way, keeping your moral high and being motivated is the key to achieving this status -- therefore in my opinion you guys really deserve to be honored by MVP status or any other award of this caliber.

However if you take my opinion -- I can nominate one other guy who - I see has alot of potential to become a MVP some day.

Now lets keep it a bit spicy and guess until I reveal his name, I am sure you know who I mean - Do you?


Zeeshan Muhammad said...

I completely agree with Zubair Bhai. Both of you three (lol) are doing an outstanding job, and are capable of doing things, which others find completely impossible.

I strongly suggest that you, Adnan bhai and Hammad bhai should continue to extend your MVP status as long as you can because we need guys like you, who not only have extraordinary technological skills but have a passion to help others.

You can always add more MVP's in the pool as I think there is no limit for MVPs in a country. Keep up the good work. You rock!

Zubair.NET! said...

So Zeeshan -- you said exactly what I forgot -- Keep up the good work guys!


Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

I appreciate your views. According to my knowledge, while there is no specific number of MVPs per country, but there is some amount of budgeting going on behind it as the MVP Leads try to balance several variables. Take this with a grain of salt, as this is what I have been told by afaik reliable sources, yet, if there are internal policies and procedures, I am unaware.
My point is, I have no claim to be the best in Pakistan's IT scene. There are others much more talented and if there arises and opportunity to toss a coin, I will give myself the kick, provided, the candidate has what it takes, which means, he must be able to deliver in ways in which the three of us have delivered.
We have suggested a couple of people for the current nomination cycle. I dont think disclosing the name at this time would be nice, and that's the only name that comes to mind right now, so unfortunately, I cant make my guess. Zubair, you're more than welcome to share your candidate with us. We'd love to see the size and effectiveness of the MVP program increase.

Zubair.NET! said...

Offcourse, disclosing the name is not a good idea, therefore I will not disclose it here. But if you still couldn't guess, Adnan will tell you who my nominee is.

Keep it up!

Zubair.NET! said...

Yes, thats the only name that comes to mind right now :)

Faisal Nasim said...

I'm not interested in MVP but I was wondering if you could transfer your PhD status to me after you complete it? :)

Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

Start at home. Talk to Uvais bhai about that first. :-P

Anonymous said...

After reading your, hammad's and adnan's blog i just dont understand why people are so much interested in obtaining an MVP status than getting an MCAD or MCSD certification. I know they are not exactly the same but atleast with certification you know you can achieve if you work hard. Whereas, to get an MVP status not only you need to be a presenter but you need to know your contacts :)
Yes, you need to be somewhat technical but the MVPs we have in pakistan are no way comparable to MVPs from other countries in terms of technical knowledge. And the presentation they give is sometimes a replica of other sources such as "msdntv", channel 9 etc..
We are nation of VIP culture and we like to show off our status without doing any hard work.

Just a thought!

Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

Presentation skills are not on the MVP dial, strictly speaking, even though it may come to that in a cut throat competition. Anyone can be an MCP, but there will be few MVPs. The purpose of the two programs is very different, as you have mentioned.
I never claim to be a technical guru and that is usually the first disclaimer I give. My sole purpose is to tell others what I know, which helps me to learn more than it helps them to learn.
As far as comparing MVPs, your comment may apply to me, but I'm sure Adnan and Hammad certainly have technical knowledge that can compare to most MVPs anywhere in the world. Khurram Shakir an ex-MVP is also very highly skilled.
To us the MVP show off comes as an opportunity to wake the dormant nation where people are interested in gaining selfly benefits and encourage them to help others.
There were no opportunities for us. We are the first movers. We created our own opportunities. We gave and hence we took. No contacts existed prior to that, and hence contacts didnt matter.

Zubair.NET! said...

I just came back to this post and noticed your comments.

Very well put Saqib bhai.