5th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2008!

The 5th Annual Expert Awards of 2008

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

2008

hielo

8,027,838

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

2008

chapmandew

4,365,035

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

2008

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

5,895

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2008

Gertone (Geert Bormans)

93.05

% Solutions

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

Heatseeker

2008

WilyGuy

9,814

Ranks Climbed

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

The Titan

2008

Mike Lazarus

83.71

% Points

ACT

The expert with the highest percentage of points within a topic, where the topic has at least 400,000 points earned for the year.

The Ally

2008

nobus

573,609

Assist Points

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

Runners-Up

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2008

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2008 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
hielo 8,027,838
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 7,564,470
war1 4,555,246
chapmandew 4,365,035
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 4,078,430
Brian Pierce 3,643,665
zorvek (Kevin Jones) 3,009,334
tigermatt 2,978,690
Bob Learned 2,786,215
Mike McCracken 2,545,435

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
chapmandew 4,365,035
Mark Wills 1,739,144
ee_rlee 1,392,055
Nitin Gupta 1,170,565
kieran_b 1,141,287
David S. 1,050,200
nutsch 762,978
irudyk 738,570
Henrik Johansson 705,569
Darius Ghassem 690,279

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Gertone (Geert Bormans) 93.05
JFrederick29 88.95
julianopolito 88.01
Roger Baklund 87.96
irudyk 87.11
oBdA 87.08
caterham_www 86.86
Velio 86.76
Aneesh Chopra 86.65
RobSampson 86.29

Heatseeker

Username Ranks Climbed
WilyGuy 9,814
Thejaka 9,314
Darr247 9,202
top_rung 9,151
larstr 8,944
SteveBay 8,917
Aaron Street 8,225
adler77 8,208
galar71 8,168
dlc110161 8,141

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Mike Lazarus ACT 83.71

The Ally

Username Assist Points
nobus 573,609
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 538,463
hielo 534,117
Brian Pierce 529,768
war1 404,379
chapmandew 379,095
tigermatt 372,227
Jeffrey Coachman 315,129
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 310,611
Mark Wills 305,317

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2008

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.

Exchange

Username Metric results Definition
Sembee 1,374,043 Most Points Overall
kieran_b 1,112,597 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sembee 721 Most Answered
Sembee 137,630 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 1,660,684 Most Points Overall
Henrik Johansson 449,114 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 874 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 228,190 Most Assist Points

Windows XP

Username Metric results Definition
slam69 870,902 Most Points Overall
jcimarron 327,082 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slam69 466 Most Answered
nobus 142,294 Most Assist Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Bob Learned 923,881 Most Points Overall
Velio 358,485 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Bob Learned 454 Most Answered
Bob Learned 59,492 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
zorvek (Kevin Jones) 2,908,929 Most Points Overall
nutsch 731,103 Most Points Overall by Rookie
zorvek (Kevin Jones) 1,651 Most Answered
Rory Archibald 189,948 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
chapmandew 2,572,106 Most Points Overall
chapmandew 2,572,106 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 1,407 Most Answered
chapmandew 235,395 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
hielo 3,594,290 Most Points Overall
Pawel Witkowski 322,690 Most Points Overall by Rookie
hielo 1,813 Most Answered
hielo 174,717 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
war1 2,366,203 Most Points Overall
apache09 438,763 Most Points Overall by Rookie
war1 1,243 Most Answered
war1 189,739 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
chapmandew 2,798,771 Most Points Overall
chapmandew 2,798,771 Most Points Overall by Rookie
chapmandew 1,417 Most Answered
chapmandew 245,579 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 3,269,754 Most Points Overall
irudyk 185,929 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 1,586 Most Answered
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 282,372 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Jorge Paulino 1,211,440 Most Points Overall
CodeCruiser 337,248 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jorge Paulino 541 Most Answered
Jorge Paulino 79,678 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
hielo 1,975,216 Most Points Overall
Roger Baklund 239,730 Most Points Overall by Rookie
hielo 916 Most Answered
hielo 176,169 Most Assist Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Brian Pierce 1,061,907 Most Points Overall
Henrik Johansson 251,250 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brian Pierce 513 Most Answered
Brian Pierce 162,710 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
JFrederick29 624,246 Most Points Overall
bkepford 171,720 Most Points Overall by Rookie
JFrederick29 264 Most Answered
Les Moore 53,715 Most Assist Points

C#

Username Metric results Definition
Jaime Olivares 622,534 Most Points Overall
jandromeda 306,513 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jaime Olivares 350 Most Answered
Jaime Olivares 65,149 Most Assist Points

Windows Vista

Username Metric results Definition
LeeTutor 793,302 Most Points Overall
andrew_aj1 83,917 Most Points Overall by Rookie
LeeTutor 485 Most Answered
LeeTutor 103,035 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 571,453 Most Points Overall
c0ldfyr3 184,655 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 291 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 33,677 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SharePoint

Username Metric results Definition
Ted Bouskill 1,138,315 Most Points Overall
PillalamarriVenkateswaraRao 192,036 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ted Bouskill 568 Most Answered
Ted Bouskill 61,905 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 1,774,288 Most Points Overall
kieran_b 182,679 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 216 Most Answered
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 185,028 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
David S. 724,809 Most Points Overall
David S. 724,809 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David S. 439 Most Answered
David S. 74,192 Most Assist Points

ASP

Username Metric results Definition
hielo 1,004,147 Most Points Overall
Cedric Obinna A. 98,200 Most Points Overall by Rookie
hielo 514 Most Answered
hielo 65,459 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
Bob Learned 387,824 Most Points Overall
ZachSmith 94,965 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Bob Learned 122 Most Answered
Mike Tomlinson 26,676 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
CEHJ 1,455,090 Most Points Overall
MicheleMarcon 152,693 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CEHJ 929 Most Answered
CEHJ 163,848 Most Assist Points

C++

Username Metric results Definition
jkr 1,015,814 Most Points Overall
Gurudenis 71,231 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Infinity08 573 Most Answered
Infinity08 119,976 Most Assist Points

Adobe Flash

Username Metric results Definition
Aneesh Chopra 620,482 Most Points Overall
julianopolito 355,642 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Aneesh Chopra 293 Most Answered
Aneesh Chopra 26,174 Most Assist Points

VPN

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 504,392 Most Points Overall
mkielar 43,800 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 169 Most Answered
Rob Williams 36,223 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Word

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 932,680 Most Points Overall
irudyk 224,053 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 502 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 67,403 Most Assist Points

Microsoft IIS Web Server

Username Metric results Definition
meverest 498,781 Most Points Overall
Praveen DM 83,263 Most Points Overall by Rookie
meverest 265 Most Answered
meverest 49,535 Most Assist Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
RobSampson 1,581,705 Most Points Overall
rejoinder 101,810 Most Points Overall by Rookie
RobSampson 760 Most Answered
RobSampson 142,855 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 902,001 Most Points Overall
ee_rlee 219,254 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 489 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 62,328 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
hielo 756,067 Most Points Overall
David S. 323,587 Most Points Overall by Rookie
hielo 180 Most Answered
scrathcyboy 77,750 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
schwertner 862,079 Most Points Overall
dbmullen 116,240 Most Points Overall by Rookie
schwertner 501 Most Answered
schwertner 175,878 Most Assist Points

Crystal Reports

Username Metric results Definition
Mike McCracken 2,268,543 Most Points Overall
analliah 55,968 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike McCracken 1,513 Most Answered
Mike McCracken 225,767 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 1,282,107 Most Points Overall
Mark Wills 517,784 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 569 Most Answered
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 104,224 Most Assist Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
larstr 387,929 Most Points Overall
Paul Solovyovsky 138,634 Most Points Overall by Rookie
larstr 267 Most Answered
larstr 59,326 Most Assist Points

Cisco

Username Metric results Definition
Les Moore 677,872 Most Points Overall
mkielar 108,219 Most Points Overall by Rookie
batry_boy 342 Most Answered
Les Moore 57,794 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
http:// thevpn.guru 355,735 Most Points Overall
agriesser 107,577 Most Points Overall by Rookie
http:// thevpn.guru 226 Most Answered
Duncan Roe 65,247 Most Assist Points

Delphi

Username Metric results Definition
ziolko 453,524 Most Points Overall
Geert G 275,617 Most Points Overall by Rookie
2266180 319 Most Answered
ziolko 48,973 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Forefront ISA Server

Username Metric results Definition
Keith Alabaster 707,376 Most Points Overall
EricTViking 85,505 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Keith Alabaster 494 Most Answered
Keith Alabaster 68,708 Most Assist Points

Windows Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 356,373 Most Points Overall
Henrik Johansson 28,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 137 Most Answered
Rob Williams 36,635 Most Assist Points

Apache Web Server

Username Metric results Definition
caterham_www 395,242 Most Points Overall
Xyptilon2 22,525 Most Points Overall by Rookie
caterham_www 210 Most Answered
caterham_www 28,620 Most Assist Points

Citrix

Username Metric results Definition
Craig Roberds 207,443 Most Points Overall
Craig Roberds 207,443 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Craig Roberds 126 Most Answered
BLipman 19,647 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Gary Case 182,142 Most Points Overall
akirhol 31,225 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary Case 39 Most Answered
nobus 42,357 Most Assist Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
lnkevin 452,733 Most Points Overall
sandybridge 57,442 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 158 Most Answered
lnkevin 66,576 Most Assist Points