Oracle ACE Director

Oracle ACE Program

Few days ago Oracle accepted my Oracle ACE Director nomination! In this short post I would like to thank the people that actively supported the nomination.

Special thanks go to Yury Velikanov. When during the last Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco he discovered I was not part of the Oracle ACE program, he decided to fix it. But to make it happen, he had to find several members of the Oracle ACE program or Oracle employees being ready to endorse my nomination. For that purpose he wrote this tweet and contacted several people to ask whether they were ready to help. In two weeks he managed to find more than two dozen of additional persons that backed my nomination. He wrote the nomination form and, one three weeks after sending it, Oracle announced to me that it was accepted. In summary, without Yury, today I would not be an Oracle ACE Director.

Great thanks go to all the persons that supported my nomination. I would like to name each of them in this post, but, without their explicit permission, I retain myself of doing it. Honestly, I don’t know whether everyone would be happy to be mentioned on this post. Anyway, you know who you are and, again, thank you very much.

For the records, my Oracle ACE Director profile is available here.


  1. November 22, 2013    

    Well done and well deserved!



  2. November 22, 2013    

    well deserved :)

  3. November 22, 2013    

    Congratulations, Chris!


  4. November 22, 2013    

    Congrats! It will certainly benefit the community to have you join the ranks of ACE directors!

  5. November 23, 2013    

    You wrote a wonderful book so that just for having written it you do not normally need any endorsement for this nomination.

    Je suis très très content pour cette nomination. Toutes mes félicitations.

    Mohamed Houri

  6. November 23, 2013    

    Definitely well deserved – thanks for the excellent help and advice you have given the community over the years, in particular for TOP.

  7. November 25, 2013    

    Congratulazioni vivissime :)

  8. November 27, 2013    

    Congrats on the recognition, it was long overdue!

  9. goran goran
    December 4, 2013    

    Congrats, well deserved !

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