I am honored to have been nominated for, and to have received the
Oracle ACE award.
Nomination for this award is made by Oracle community members,
and in this case those being Oracle employees Keith Larson and
Dave Stokes. The award is given by Oracle for my involvement in
the Oracle/MySQL community and for my contributions.
While open source involvement is generally done in the mere
purpose of sharing knowledge and solutions, recognition plays a
role in it. For the most part, one who writes blogs wants them to
be read, and one who writes code wants it to be downloaded and
tested, which is an elemental type of recognition, and what I aim
The recognition given by the Oracle ACE award makes for a
wonderful complement, being given by the corporate with
whose products I'm involved. It is great to get a surprising
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