Say Hello to Your Newest MVP, Andy Thompson

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Andy Thompson, CTO at Get Started, is now the newest Kentico MVP. Andy is a great addition to the program and brings with him a lot of real-world custom development and integration experience. With Get Started having created over 200 Kentico sites, Andy will bring some very useful insight on custom development and payment gateways to the Kentico community. Look for him at industry events in the Australia region, as well as on DevNet and other Kentico webinars.

I recently chatted with Andy to find out his thoughts on the program and becoming an MVP.

Andy Thompson

Hi Andy! It’s great to have you as a part of the MVP club. What part of being an MVP are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about getting out there in the community and presenting what we’ve done with Kentico, and seeing what other developers have been doing. I really want to grow the community in Australia. In the US and Europe the community is already pretty strong and I am really wanting to take it to the enterprise level here in Australia, as well.

Several of our MVPs have a ‘specialty’; an area they are passionate about and really enjoying helping people with. What part of the platform do you want people to know you really know a lot about and love working with?

One thing I am really interested in is the developer experience and taking that through to Team Development, Enterprise Development, and Source Control. I’m also very interested in building custom modules and extensions and creating custom solutions with the platform. Really focusing on the “developer experience” from a code point of view.

What is the best way for people to contact you if they have questions or just want to know what the weather is like in Australia?

I am definitely interested in helping others and expanding the community. Developers can reach me through the following channels:

Twitter: andythompy

Blog: http://www.getstarted.com.au/Blog/Author/Andy

Email: Andrew.thompson@getstarted.com.au

I’ve known Andy for a few years and think he will make a great MVP. Definitely reach out to him if you have some tough questions. Welcome to the club, Andy!

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Bryan Soltis

Hello. I am a Technical Evangelist here at Kentico and will be helping the technical community by providing guidance and best practices for all areas of the product. I might also do some karaoke. We'll see how it the night goes...

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