2016 has started off with a bang! It's shaping up to be the best year of Kehren Development's and looking forward to what it has to bring!
Last year I was awarded MVP
status from Kentico
. With this recognition I've been able to help the community more, do some travel and speak at Kentico Connections in Orlando and Brno and meet some great people I'd normally not have a chance to meet. As you know, this status is reviewed and updated annually. Well, I'm happy to announce, Kentico has once again named me as a Kentico MVP! Read the article here
I'd also like to point out, there are 3 new MVP's added Laura Frese, Michael Kinkaid, and Roman Hutnyk. These 3 are great additions to the MVP team and I look forward to working with them in the upcoming year.
Kentico Partner Status
Kentico Partners are companies who work with the Kentico software and perform implementations, updates, maintenance, etc. on the Kentico platform. This too is also reviewed and updated on an annual basis. Kentico partners are classified into 3 categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Of course the more websites, sales, competencies, etc. you have the greater your chances are of becoming a Gold partner.
Once again, Kehren Development has earned the Gold Partner level
. A goal of ours this year is to earn some specialized competencies to show our skills and abilities off a bit more. Kentico has several competencies for their partners to achieve:
The Kentico Gold Partner has shown its expertise and deep knowledge of Kentico implementation in Azure.
Development and Integration
The Kentico Gold Partner has successfully fulfilled all requirements and proved to be an expert in integration with third-party solutions and custom development.
The Kentico Gold Partner has proven their mastery in building intranet portals on Kentico.
The Kentico Gold Partner has proven their expertise in implementing the enterprise and online marketing features of Kentico.
The Kentico Gold Partner is an as expert in delivering high-value online stores and e-commerce projects on Kentico.
Kentico released version 9 while I was in Brno, Czech Republic on November 24. Version 9 is a great release and looking to a lot of upgrades and implementations with it. With this new release comes a new version of the Kentico Certification Exam.
I'm happy to state within hours of the exam being emailed out to developers, I took the exam and I passed!
2016 is off to a great start and I'm personally looking for this to be our best year yet. We'll obtain the specialized competiencies and get our other developers certified on v9 as well. Thank you all for your continued support!