Yesterday the new issue of Oracle Magazine has been published which contains the Oracle Magazine Editors Choice awards for 2007. It’s official now, I’ve been named Oracle Application Express Developer of the year 2007! 🙂
I was really honored to have been nominated for this award and it was quite hard to keep quiet for the past months, because I was already told during the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in June. So it had the same “problem” as John Scott, the last years winner. But I managed to keep quit 🙂
It was a really interesting experience! I had to give an interview and they sent Ton Hendriks, a professional photograph from the Netherlands to take some pictures. Like John wrote, it was a little bit surreal. We took some pictures at my workplace and then we went to the Naturhistorisches Museum of Vienna to take some outdoor pictures. So I was posing in this public spot, sweating because it was a really sunny day and a photographer was lying on the ground and taking pictures of me. So you can imaging how the tourists looked when they walked by. 🙂 Too bad that there is no PDF version available of the Oracle Magazine, because the HTML version doesn’t show the picture. I have seen the picture and I think Ton did a really good job!
Thanks again to the Oracle APEX development team for nominating me. I really appreciate that! A big thank you goes also to Sphinx IT Consulting for supporting me in my open source and community efforts.
You don’t know what Oracle Application Express (APEX) is? Check out apex.oracle.com!
Update as of 23-Nov-2003: Added the picture from the Oracle Magazine.