Oracle Middleware Partner Community Awards 2012
25 Feb 2013 by Simon Haslam (in General)
Last week I attended the Oracle Partner Community Forum (SOA and WebLogic) in Portugal. Whilst I picked up lots of new nuggets of information from my peers and Oracle product management, one thing that caught me completely by surprise was being given an Oracle WebLogic Partner Community Award for "Outstanding WebLogic 12c Contribution 2012."
I was quite touched by this - compared
to the heady days when I used to work at a big SI (Logica) as small
niche player recognition and thanks are relatively hard to come by! There are also a lot of very dedicated professionals out there and I'm only a tiny part of the whole Fusion Middleware community. I am honoured though and (in topical Oscars style..!) am very grateful to everyone who's helped me out on UKOUG SIGs and conference over the last year, in particular the Middleware Sunday 'crew': Jacco Landlust of course, Frank Munz, René van Wijk, plus those who I often call upon to bounce ideas around with, like Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Andreas Chatziantoniou, Markus Eisele, Chris Muir, Steve Millidge and others whom I've almost certainly missed. Finally, Middleware Sunday wouldn't have been possible without Oracle's support, so a big thanks back to Jürgen Kress for that!
I was also very pleased to see that a good friend of mine, Jon Petter Hjulstad, received the award for the SOA Partner Community and am looking forward to seeing him present at the Oracle User Group Norway conference in just over a month (and give a presentation or two of my own - first time at OUGN!).
Here's the full list of award recipients:
Alistair Hopkins, Oracle EMEA VP Tech Sales & Strategy
I shan't be putting in an order for a trophy cabinet just yet, but appreciate the nice little award which can sit on my bookcase! Anyway, that's enough back patting for today so stay tuned for my write up about the conference tomorrow.