In April 2006 I received a Microsoft MVP award for WPF. It was mainly due to some popular articles I wrote on CodeProject when WPF was brand new, and for the user group presentations I was doing. At one point, I think I managed a user group presentation every month for a year. When working at Readify, I also put together and taught a two-day WPF training course.

I kept receiving the award each year until this year, when my re-award date came and went, and I noticed I'm no longer an MVP. I guess that's fair. After all, my last post about WPF was a 18 months ago when I blogged about how nothing has improved in WPF for the last 6 years. I'm probably not the best candidate for being a WPF MVP anymore.

The BizSpark membership for Octopus Deploy is coming to an end soon too, though, so this leaves me wondering: what am I going to do when I don't have an MSDN subscription anymore? Am I supposed to pay for this stuff?! :-)

A picture of me

Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.