4th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2007!

The 4th Annual Expert Awards of 2007

The results are in! Congratulations to the top Experts and all of the exceptional people who help make Experts Exchange the #1 technology site in the world. Winners will receive a custom trophy recognizing their achievement.

Expert of the Year

2007

Sembee

7,464,161

Points

The expert who earned the most points across all areas of the site throughout the year. Includes points earned for solutions, videos, articles and testing.
* Included question points only, before 2015.

Rookie of the Year

2007

Brian Pierce

3,467,727

Points

The expert who started off the year with zero points, but ended up earning the most points overall for solutions, articles, videos and testing.

Juggernaut

2007

Sembee

5,798

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2007

Gertone (Geert Bormans)

0.9336

% Solutions

The expert who had the highest percentage of accepted solutions overall throughout the year. (Changed to The Connoisseur)

Heatseeker

2007

dan_blagut

7,316

Ranks Climbed

The expert who climbed the most ranks, having started the year with at least 10,000 points.

The Ally

2007

Sembee

659,026

Assist Points

The expert who earned the most assist points throughout the year.

Runners-Up

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2007

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2007 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Sembee 7,464,161
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 7,077,651
war1 4,484,236
Brian Pierce 3,467,727
Bob Learned 3,434,972
sirbounty 3,252,691
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 3,194,195
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 2,893,022
zorvek (Kevin Jones) 2,804,985
Rory Archibald 2,635,334

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Brian Pierce 3,467,727
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 1,885,534
RobSampson 1,315,547
Alan Huseyin Kayahan 1,075,228
imitchie 1,064,462
Farhan Kazi 1,046,387
LauraEHunterMVP 1,024,596
_agx_ 970,415
michko 850,464
Joe Wu 741,688

Juggernaut

Username Answers
Sembee 5,798
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 5,655
Brian Pierce 3,495
war1 3,280
sirbounty 2,510
Bob Learned 2,503
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 2,231
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 2,203
SysExpert 2,164
Rory Archibald 1,961

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Gertone (Geert Bormans) 0.9336
Aneesh Chopra 0.8974
Jason C. Levine 0.8821
Gary Case 0.8763
McExp 0.8754
jeverist 0.8712
Sancler 0.8674
kode99 0.8664
oBdA 0.8641
PaulHews 0.8630

Heatseeker

Username Ranks Climbed
dan_blagut 7,316
DropZone 6,811
AlexanderR 6,185
nisarkhan 5,991
jmoss111 5,561
MacAnthony 5,352
Zack Soderquist 5,345
WJReid 5,242
Bruce Cadiz 5,227
Brett Danney 5,210

The Ally

Username Assist Points
Sembee 659,026
Brian Pierce 572,421
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 511,528
nobus 470,116
SysExpert 370,643
Mick Barry 325,126
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 310,035
war1 305,819
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 301,392
sirbounty 278,270

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2007

These are this quarter's top performing experts in the fifty most active topics.

Most active topics are the topics with the most points earned and most page views for the specified time frame.

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 1,254,712 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 1,254,712 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 1,231 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 195,299 Most Assist Points

Exchange

Username Metric results Definition
Sembee 7,225,079 Most Points Overall
aissim 230,903 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sembee 5,590 Most Answered
Sembee 640,468 Most Assist Points

JSP

Username Metric results Definition
mrcoffee365 172,858 Most Points Overall
mrcoffee365 172,858 Most Points Overall by Rookie
mrcoffee365 147 Most Answered
Mayank S 17,918 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 2,833,756 Most Points Overall
rboyd56 396,647 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 2,208 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 216,173 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 3,173,795 Most Points Overall
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 1,883,336 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 2,192 Most Answered
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 299,592 Most Assist Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
samtran0331 1,430,537 Most Points Overall
McExp 302,711 Most Points Overall by Rookie
samtran0331 948 Most Answered
samtran0331 100,887 Most Assist Points

C#

Username Metric results Definition
Bob Learned 831,230 Most Points Overall
JimBrandley 381,771 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Bob Learned 616 Most Answered
Bob Learned 58,830 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
zorvek (Kevin Jones) 2,702,804 Most Points Overall
Chris Bottomley 189,506 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rory Archibald 1,942 Most Answered
Rory Archibald 173,912 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Bob Learned 1,102,426 Most Points Overall
VBRocks 555,181 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Bob Learned 790 Most Answered
Mike Tomlinson 89,639 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
Michel Plungjan 1,302,496 Most Points Overall
hielo 200,566 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Michel Plungjan 1,033 Most Answered
Michel Plungjan 134,397 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
Bob Learned 553,044 Most Points Overall
VBRocks 110,590 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Bob Learned 392 Most Answered
Bob Learned 28,728 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
hernst42 894,371 Most Points Overall
steelseth12 564,837 Most Points Overall by Rookie
hernst42 641 Most Answered
hernst42 76,319 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 1,280,191 Most Points Overall
Yveau 464,371 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 942 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 83,073 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 2,632,829 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 245,755 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 2,021 Most Answered
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 279,374 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
war1 2,063,153 Most Points Overall
michko 82,325 Most Points Overall by Rookie
war1 1,579 Most Answered
war1 115,187 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 473,333 Most Points Overall
RobSampson 181,785 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 363 Most Answered
Mike Tomlinson 40,918 Most Assist Points

Win 2003 AD

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 698,513 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 698,513 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 663 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 113,544 Most Assist Points

Windows OS

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 265,328 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 265,328 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 304 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 46,807 Most Assist Points

Server Software

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 740,322 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 740,322 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 679 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 118,337 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
Alan Huseyin Kayahan 530,803 Most Points Overall
Alan Huseyin Kayahan 530,803 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Alan Huseyin Kayahan 377 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 65,568 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 670,099 Most Points Overall
steelseth12 165,345 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 509 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 34,422 Most Assist Points

ASP

Username Metric results Definition
golfDoctor 378,617 Most Points Overall
Badotz 109,371 Most Points Overall by Rookie
kevp75 319 Most Answered
golfDoctor 46,795 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
Mick Barry 1,550,521 Most Points Overall
mrcoffee365 119,616 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CEHJ 1,511 Most Answered
Mick Barry 301,418 Most Assist Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 422,109 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 60,418 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 327 Most Answered
Les Moore 39,056 Most Assist Points

Windows XP

Username Metric results Definition
johnb6767 1,097,643 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 817,275 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johnb6767 1,018 Most Answered
johnb6767 177,988 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 741,289 Most Points Overall
imitchie 186,939 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 572 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 48,973 Most Assist Points

Databases

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 518,526 Most Points Overall
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 107,394 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 411 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 28,610 Most Assist Points

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
LeeKowalkowski 341,986 Most Points Overall
mrcoffee365 128,474 Most Points Overall by Rookie
LeeKowalkowski 323 Most Answered
LeeKowalkowski 67,417 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
schwertner 548,209 Most Points Overall
sdstuber 110,341 Most Points Overall by Rookie
schwertner 532 Most Answered
schwertner 100,940 Most Assist Points

Windows Vista

Username Metric results Definition
LeeTutor 469,320 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 329,400 Most Points Overall by Rookie
LeeTutor 389 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 45,474 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Les Moore 616,378 Most Points Overall
bfason 70,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Les Moore 477 Most Answered
Les Moore 67,324 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
TName 310,992 Most Points Overall
R7AF 69,349 Most Points Overall by Rookie
TName 229 Most Answered
TName 25,352 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
VirusMinus 747,894 Most Points Overall
fuzzboxer 86,737 Most Points Overall by Rookie
VirusMinus 498 Most Answered
TName 46,376 Most Assist Points

Microsoft IIS Web Server

Username Metric results Definition
Dave_Dietz 329,744 Most Points Overall
nightmare2 42,015 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Dave_Dietz 224 Most Answered
Dave_Dietz 14,739 Most Assist Points

C++

Username Metric results Definition
jkr 1,574,465 Most Points Overall
josgood 43,407 Most Points Overall by Rookie
jkr 1,129 Most Answered
itsmeandnobodyelse 157,024 Most Assist Points

Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
nobus 249,106 Most Points Overall
michko 71,424 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 335 Most Answered
nobus 93,839 Most Assist Points

Windows 2000

Username Metric results Definition
SysExpert 204,796 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 101,575 Most Points Overall by Rookie
SysExpert 186 Most Answered
SysExpert 30,465 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
war1 569,008 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 135,242 Most Points Overall by Rookie
war1 475 Most Answered
war1 37,915 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
Tintin 182,691 Most Points Overall
omarfarid 62,761 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Tintin 178 Most Answered
Tintin 31,310 Most Assist Points

Operating Systems

Username Metric results Definition
sirbounty 124,770 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 98,801 Most Points Overall by Rookie
SysExpert 114 Most Answered
SysExpert 27,452 Most Assist Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
RobSampson 976,766 Most Points Overall
RobSampson 976,766 Most Points Overall by Rookie
RobSampson 687 Most Answered
RobSampson 76,090 Most Assist Points

VPN

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 641,116 Most Points Overall
dpk_wal 53,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 472 Most Answered
Rob Williams 52,269 Most Assist Points

Crystal Reports

Username Metric results Definition
Mike McCracken 1,584,874 Most Points Overall
habibb 37,448 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike McCracken 1,317 Most Answered
Mike McCracken 146,787 Most Assist Points

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
sirbounty 152,554 Most Points Overall
RobSampson 65,402 Most Points Overall by Rookie
sirbounty 107 Most Answered
AlexNek 14,446 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
SysExpert 305,219 Most Points Overall
warrenbuckles 39,414 Most Points Overall by Rookie
SysExpert 294 Most Answered
SysExpert 56,846 Most Assist Points

Windows Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Keith Alabaster 330,223 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 64,420 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Keith Alabaster 283 Most Answered
Fatal_Exception 48,515 Most Assist Points

Delphi

Username Metric results Definition
2266180 282,654 Most Points Overall
dinilud 149,329 Most Points Overall by Rookie
2266180 232 Most Answered
2266180 16,338 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
Rory Archibald 192,227 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 119,823 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rory Archibald 152 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 26,537 Most Assist Points

Adobe Flash

Username Metric results Definition
Aneesh Chopra 498,072 Most Points Overall
najh 120,139 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Aneesh Chopra 326 Most Answered
Zeffer 23,503 Most Assist Points

Security

Username Metric results Definition
PowerIT 202,102 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 30,616 Most Points Overall by Rookie
PowerIT 186 Most Answered
PowerIT 29,486 Most Assist Points

Microsoft DOS

Username Metric results Definition
SteveGTR 443,194 Most Points Overall
Farhan Kazi 30,404 Most Points Overall by Rookie
SteveGTR 344 Most Answered
SteveGTR 28,015 Most Assist Points

Software Firewalls

Username Metric results Definition
Keith Alabaster 380,347 Most Points Overall
dpk_wal 17,499 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Keith Alabaster 285 Most Answered
Keith Alabaster 20,779 Most Assist Points

Linux Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Arty 142,816 Most Points Overall
omarfarid 43,120 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Arty 101 Most Answered
Arty 10,541 Most Assist Points

Laptops Notebooks

Username Metric results Definition
Mark 100,631 Most Points Overall
ryanarak 17,858 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mark 108 Most Answered
nobus 24,023 Most Assist Points

Desktops

Username Metric results Definition
nobus 111,334 Most Points Overall
Brian Pierce 15,774 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 168 Most Answered
nobus 46,582 Most Assist Points

Anti-Virus Apps

Username Metric results Definition
rpggamergirl 124,933 Most Points Overall
IndiGenus 35,728 Most Points Overall by Rookie
rpggamergirl 106 Most Answered
rpggamergirl 19,606 Most Assist Points