DEV Community

Discussion on: No, I don't want to become an Angular GDE

layzee profile image
Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen Author • Edited

Is that any different from the Microsoft MVP program?

A Microsoft MVP Award starts with a nomination and then it's all about community contributions over the past year. The process of reviewing contributions over the past year repeats every year.

Thread Thread
layzee profile image
Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen Author • Edited

I think these programs are a bit useless, because I've never once in 30 years had an employer ask are you a MVP or GDE? Or even, are you a Top 5% contributor to Stack Overflow?

Even it that is the case, it doesn't make the GDE or MVP programs useless. They should be about contributing to and supporting the technical communities surrounding a company's products. If you think this is useless, that's okay. There are many other ways to benefit from this though.

Thread Thread
jwp profile image
John Peters • Edited

They are useless from the perspective that no employer ever asks for that type of certification. Besides even you said you don't want to be a GDE. The reasons you gave are inherent in these types of programs.