Sunday, 15 June 2014

MVP MSP student mentorship program

The MVP student mentorship program

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is Microsoft's way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.   

The Microsoft MVP Mentor Program matches these MVPs with students from around the world who want to learn how to use Microsoft technologies through social mentoring, guided webinars, one to one mentoring, and much more.

In this post, I will be discussing about my experience as a MSP in MVP student mentorship program. Firstly, I would like to thank Kari Finn mam for allowing me for this wonderful opportunity. Mayur Tendulkar sir was assigned as my mentor. I would say that I was lucky enough to develop under him. My interests was windows phone and as Mayur sir excels in it, I was assigned with him. It will depend on the Microsoft technology you choose for the program. During my entire course of the program, I have developed 2 apps. I will surely mention about those apps later. You can also check out in the apps section from the tab.

The course of the program was of 3 months. Mayur sir equally divided those months on the basis of "Learning, Development, Corrections". I must say he was an awesome mentor especially when it came to presentation, management and development. It was sorted out that I would be publishing 3 apps in the Windows phone marketplace in due course but I published only 2 because of my exams and slightly ill health.

Talking about Mayur sir, I already mentioned that he was an awesome mentor. He always mentioned one point that I always tried to jump steps which infact was real. He guided me thoroughly through various sessions, meetings, screen casts etc. Every week we used to talk over skype and discuss the progress and also discuss about the future works. It was altogether a properly maintained sequential approach all credits to Mayur sir.

Lastly after the end of 3 months, officially the program was stopped but Mayur sir still guides me in my app development. I bet that once you apply for this program, you won't regret it. Trust me just go and apply. 

Below are the details of my developer account where you can find my apps.

Developer Name:    avirup171
Platform:                 Windows phone marketplace
Developer GUID:     c4c9a4bc-605e-4298-ae19-e276d5495c44