The Kentico Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is a one year industry recognition given to individuals based on their community participation and evangelistic activities in the CMS and .NET communities.
“Kentico MVP’s are passionate about the tools and technologies of Kentico, .Net and the CMS community worldwide,“ says Thom Robbins, Product Evangelist at Kentico.
The very first person to be honored with the Kentico Most Valuable (MVP) Award is Richard Pendergast for his exceptional contributions to the Kentico community, represented especially by the Kentico Developer magazine he founded and manages.
“I feel very honored,“ says Richard Pendergast, Kentico Developer Magazine Director and founder. “This award means a great deal to me. Respecting and admiring so many of the Kentico partners I work with, means that to be singled out from amongst such a talented group feels like a really big deal. I look forward to taking advantage of this opportunity and working even more closely with the wider Kentico community.”
Kentico Developer Magazine (kenticodeveloper.com) is an independent monthly periodical devoted entirely to web site development with Kentico CMS and to the thriving community of Kentico CMS professionals. Each issue features news, tips and tricks and best practices for the developers using Kentico CMS to deliver web sites following the latest industry trends. The online version of the magazine is available for free; the printed version can be subscribed.
Kentico MVPs are selected from hundreds of Kentico CMS experts located within any of the 83 countries where Kentico CMS is being used. To receive the Kentico MVP Award status, individuals can submit their application at Kentico website. These submissions will then be reviewed by a board of Kentico executives.
The MVP program offers its members a number of benefits, such as a free license, participation at selected industry events at Kentico`s expense, exclusive access to beta versions of Kentico CMS, etc. Kentico MPV status is valid for one year, after which the status is reviewed.
About Kentico CMS
Kentico CMS is an affordable Web content management solution providing a complete set of features for building Web sites, community sites, intranets and on-line stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports WYSIWYG editing, workflows, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, on-line forms, image galleries, forums, groups, blogs, polls, media libraries and is shipped with 200+ configurable Web parts. It’s currently used by more than 4,000 Web sites in 83 countries. The clients include Microsoft, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Audi, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Samsung, Gibson, Bayer, ESPN, Guinness, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others.
About Kentico Software
Kentico Software (kentico.com) helps clients create professional Web sites, online stores, community sites and intranets using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has a U.S. office in Nashua, NH. Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2009, Kentico was named a Deloitte Technology FAST 50 Rising Star, being ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Central Europe.