On october 8th 2001, I was still working at Skynet (a Belgian ISP/portal site) and had just discovered what blogs were in the aftermath of 9/11. This lead to my proposal to the CEO some time later that Skynet should have a blogging service, which became skynetblogs.be, the first Dutch language blogging service in Belgium. This in turn lead to me meeting Loic Le Meur, who hired me at Six Apart Europe to do support on TypePad (which is heavily related to MT) in Europe, and later on work on MT projects & support as well. During that time I worked for many clients who had diverse MT installations, and I'm happy to say that I still work for many of them since starting my own MT services company YesItCan.be in early 2010.
I wish MT the best for the future, and I'm looking forward to many more versions!