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For this week’s Reconnect, we are joined by none other than Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management titleholder Davide Benvegnu!


Born and raised in Italy, Dave is currently based in Hong Kong as a DevOps Architect at Microsoft and GitHub. Here, Dave leverages his more than 17 years of experience in software development and IT to lead the FastTrack program for Microsoft’s and GitHub’s enterprise customers in Asia.


Previously, in addition to software development, Dave managed and coordinated systems administration and dealt with virtualization and consolidation of entire data centers.


Active in the community, Dave is the founder of HKMSC, the Hong Kong’s Microsoft community, and a staff member of DotNetToscana, an official Microsoft Technical Community in Italy. Further, Dave runs a YouTube channel where he shares insights into DevOps, especially Azure DevOps and GitHub.


While Dave gave up his MVP title to join Microsoft in 2017, he looks back fondly at his time in the program. Now, Reconnect offers an important way to stay in touch with his colleagues, Dave says.


“Being part of the MVP Reconnect community helps me keep in touch easier with the other members, and it makes me still feel part of this awesome extended family,” he says.


“The community encourages me to keep sharing, keep learning, keep coaching, mentoring and helping others. I’d probably do it anyway, but I feel the community spirit keeps pushing me.”


For new members to the MVP program, Dave has some simple advice: “Don’t do it for the title nor the benefits, do it for the community,” he says.


“Go and spread the knowledge as much as you can, in as many ways as you can. Every contribution matters. Enjoy sharing, and enjoy learning from others. Grow as a community, this is all that matters.”


For more on Dave, check out his website, blog and Twitter @davidebenvegnu



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