Bryan Soltis Awarded Kentico 2012 MVP Award

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Bryan Soltis Awarded Kentico 2012 MVP Award

For the second year in a row, Bit-Wizards’ Director of Research & Technology, Bryan Soltis has been awarded the 2012 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Kentico Software.

The Kentico MVP Award is a one year industry recognition given to individuals based on their community participation and evangelistic activities in the CMS and .NET communities. Soltis was one of just three software professionals in the world to be recognized.

Kentico MVPs are selected from hundreds of Kentico CMS experts located within any of the 87 countries where Kentico CMS is used. To receive the Kentico MVP Award status, individuals submit their application at the Kentico web site and submissions are then reviewed by a board of Kentico executives.

“I am very honored to receive the 2012 MVP Award from Kentico," Soltis said. “Working with the development team has been a privilege and I truly feel the culture of the company exemplifies Kentico’s commitment to their customers and the CMS community. I look forward to working with the Kentico CMS and EMS products and assisting the developer community any way I can.”

Soltis is a Director of Research & Technology and a Senior Software Engineer at Bit-Wizards with more than 11 years of development experience with projects of all types, primarily web-based technologies. He has successfully integrated Silverlight, Flash, web services, SharePoint, e-commerce, and custom applications into Kentico-driven websites. Soltis is a Certified Kentico Trainer who conducts advanced technical webinars and on-site development and administrator training. Soltis was one of the first Kentico Certified Developers and one of the first Kentico Certified Trainers in the world.

"Bryan is passionate and involved in everything technology-based", said Vince Mayfield, Bit-Wizards’ CEO. "He is heavily involved in community engagement areas like blogs, Twitter, video, and online and in-person speaking engagements. And he is a big reason why we have such strong partnerships with companies like Kentico and Microsoft."

Soltis was recognized for his commitment to Kentico Software and the Kentico Community, speaking on Kentico CMS and Windows Azure at Kentico Connections Denver, Kentico Connections Prague, Microsoft MIX, and Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference. He blazed the trail and played a key role as an early adopter of the Kentico CMS on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform, providing valuable feedback and input to the Kentico development team. His input helped shape Kentico CMS version 6.0 and the support for the Windows Azure Platform.

Kentico CMS is an affordable Web Content Management and Customer Experience Management solution providing a complete set of features for building websites, community sites, intranets, and online stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports WYSIWYG editing workflows, multiple languages, full-text search, SEO, online forms, image galleries, forums, groups, blogs, polls, media libraries, and is shipped with 330+ configurable Web Parts. It’s currently used by more than 12,000 websites in 87 countries.

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