This blog post is just a progress report, or perhaps a placeholder. At this time, I’m waiting for feedback from my colleagues at Microsoft and SearchNetworking.com (who sponsored this contest, MS by providing the exam vouchers, and SearchNetworking by encouraging me to create and promote this online event). We received a total of 14 entries in all that break down geographically as follows:
- 6 from the US
- 2 from Germany
- 1 each from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, India, the Philippines, and South Africa
I’ve already picked and ranked my 6 winners, with 2 from the US and one from Canada in the North America group, and the “rest-of-world” group currently including Germany, Brazil, and the Philippines. This may very well change when I get the reactions from the SearchNetworking and MS folks, so I’ll wait until that happens before announcing the winners and my interview schedules to help all of them tell you their stories.
In the meantime, please stay tuned! Also, thanks very much to all of you who took the time to fill out the application. In my book, you’re all winners, even though I have a more limited number of exam vouchers to dispense.