MVP Summit 2015: Alessandro del Sole
Visual Basic MVP Alessandro del Sole first started to participate in the Visual Basic Tips & Tricks community back in 2000 when he also started writing code more frequently. Today he is the vice president. At that time he was not an expert, so inside forums he asked many questions and gave very few answers. Then he got more passionate about communities, and as his expertise increased, he could provide more forum replies. To him this was a way of saying "thanks" to all those people who helped him by spending their free time. Then Alessandro started writing articles and opened his blog, which became very popular in a few months. Later he became an MVP, an author of content both in English and in Italian, a speaker and he had an opportunity to do many international activities and collaborate with other communities; all of these things had in common his passion, which remained unchanged over time.
Alessandro works for the Italian Government. Among other activities, he has built departmental applications for internal usage.