Photos from the 2010 MVP Summit, held in Redmond/Bellevue.
The very nice room at the Courtyard Mariott in Bellevue, Washington.
Any room that offers an LCD TV is a nice room in my books.
The AT&T store where Darius and I went to pick up our pay as you go SIM cards.
Some of the Windows Mobile MVPs having lunch together.
Jack Cook and Todd Ogasawara.
Stephen Hughes and Sven Johannsen.
Mike Temporale and Darius Wey.
Jason Dunn and Chris Leckness.
Food pr0n! This was the cheeseless meat pizza I had for lunch. DELICIOUS!
See that little blue and yellow speck in the distance? That's the Best Buy we decided to walk to.
Chris thought hitch-hiking would be a good idea...nobody picked him up. Sorry Chris!
First we walked over the highway...
...then we walked past a curiously-named store...
...then we found a gas pump from long ago...
..and finally we made it to best buy. Round trip, it was 3.8 KM of walking. My legs were pretty sore the next day!
An ad for a gym in Bellevue. Hilarious!
Three of the Zune MVPs: Travis Pope, Marques Lyons, Neville Williams.
The Thoughts Media team MVP crossover: Jason Dunn, Ed Hansberry, Jon Westfall, and Darius Wey.
Best name for a Vietnamese restaurant ever: What The Pho.
The Windows Mobile MVPs getting ready for a day of sessions.
The MVP closing party was held at The Garage.
Jon "The Shark" Westfall showing us his skills. Turns out he didn't really have any.
Darius "The Shark" Wey showing us his skills. He started off with a bang, then faded away...
Jason "The Shark" Dunn showing us his skills. Turns out he didn't really have any.
Darius doing a Tom Cruise shot. I don't think it worked.
Chris "The Shark" Leckness showing us his skills. Turns out he was pretty good!
Grahm Skee and Jason Dunn.
A bunch of Windows Mobile MVPs: from left to right, David Matson, Jon Westfall, Darius Wey, Chris Leckness, ex-MVP Rocco Augusto, his pretty friend, and Mike Temporale.
I think this was when I asked them to yell "STRIPPERS!" on three.
I wonder when it will say Windows phone MVP?
On Friday, Jon and I took Darius down to Pike's Place market.
Dr. Jon (yes, he has his PhD) pointing out the bird nostril. Only a guy with years of education could do that!
Food pr0n! The delicious breakfast pastry I had at a French pastry shop. Mmmm good!
I wonder where the un-sanitary market is?
Hanging peppers - apparently these can be used for up to a year, because they'll simply dry out over time.
Cocktails and Cabaret indeed!
I never did get some of these little donuts. Note this is the DONUT ROBOT MARK II. My theory is that the MARK I killed someone and they needed to replace it...
My absolute favourite store in Pike's Place market: Golden Age Collectables. It's heaven for geeks of all sorts!
The store is full of quirky novelty gifts.
You want graphic novels? They've got graphic novels.
It seems everything in the entertainment universe has been turned into an action figure. Even the Boondock Saints!
Remember: Dr. Zomb is watching you! Except when he blinks. Because he only has one eye.
I have no idea what this says, but it's funny!
The cutest little dog I've ever seen - also impossible to take pictures of!
Look at the size of those lobster tails. Mmm.
It's hard to show how steep this hill is - but it was really steep!
Darius Wey, Jason Dunn, and Jon Westfall.