6th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2009!

The 6th Annual Expert Awards of 2009

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

2009

Mestha

8,277,813

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

2009

Raja Jegan R

3,321,575

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

2009

Mestha

6,080

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2009

Gertone (Geert Bormans)

96.36

% Solutions

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

Heatseeker

2009

pivar

13,930

Ranks Climbed

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

The Titan

2009

Mike Lazarus

81.31

% 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 Closer

2009

anushahanna

95.06

% Closed

The member with the most questions asked within the year with at least a 95% close rate (no force accepts).

The Ally

2009

Mestha

1,006,801

Assist Points

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

The Philanthropist

2009

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

164

Questions

The expert with the most accepted solutions on questions worth 100 points or fewer.

The Addict

2009

nappy_d

169

Mobile Solutions

The expert with the most solutions from a mobile device. (Changed to The Nomad)

Impact Award

2009

AnnieMod

This hand-picked award honors the expert who made the biggest contributions to the community.

Author of the Year

2009

DanRollins

Hand-picked by the Page Editors, this author's articles are not only plentiful, but are considered a valuable resource to the tech community.

Runners-Up

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2009

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2009 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Mestha 8,277,813
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 5,262,367
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 3,535,423
Ray Paseur 3,410,646
Aneesh 3,361,204
Raja Jegan R 3,321,575
Rory Archibald 2,843,975
Mick Barry 2,836,655
Glen Knight 2,810,156
abel 2,643,360

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Raja Jegan R 3,321,575
Glen Knight 2,810,156
mrjoltcola 2,498,742
Alan Hardisty 2,070,421
leakim971 1,283,893
bluntTony 1,248,150
RiteshShah 1,219,184
reb73 1,217,884
HainKurt 1,197,243
pcelba 1,101,613

Juggernaut

Username Answers
Mestha 6,080
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 3,903
Raja Jegan R 2,468
Aneesh 2,409
Ray Paseur 2,349
Mick Barry 2,215
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 2,188
nobus 2,074
Glen Knight 2,001
mrjoltcola 1,979

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Gertone (Geert Bormans) 96.36
Antonio Estrada 91.07
PaulHews 90.80
JFrederick29 90.29
moagrius 90.20
samtran0331 89.58
Roger Baklund 89.21
dougvarga 89.04
tigermatt 88.81
feptias 88.79

Heatseeker

Username Ranks Climbed
pivar 13,930
Justin Owens 13,276
crm_info 12,099
Graham Mandeno 12,002
Rodney Barnhardt 11,936
Mike_Carroll 11,871
itprotocall 11,862
Akhater 11,582
Suveer Patil 11,292
yuk99 11,129

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Mike Lazarus ACT 81.31
Scott Helmers Microsoft Visio 59.79

The Closer

Username % Closed
anushahanna 95.06
hankknight 98.44
kam_uk 97.52
jtiernan2008 95.76
beer9 98.17
tjie 96.39
worded 96.48
jdana 97.36
DJ_AM_Juicebox 95.63

The Ally

Username Assist Points
Mestha 1,006,801
Ray Paseur 574,822
nobus 572,630
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 496,390
Mick Barry 481,745
Raja Jegan R 455,823
mrjoltcola 414,535
Glen Knight 386,803
Jeffrey Coachman 359,442
CEHJ 304,517

The Addict

Username Mobile Solutions
nappy_d 169
oBdA 130
igor-1965 64
Alan Hardisty 63
Glen Knight 51
chuku 45
Rory Archibald 45
angus_young_acdc 44
Jim P. 30
avcompinc 29

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2009

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
oBdA 1,549,063 Most Points Overall
Glen Knight 727,434 Most Points Overall by Rookie
oBdA 584 Most Answered
Glen Knight 126,177 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
Rory Archibald 2,825,655 Most Points Overall
RichardSchollar 360,304 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rory Archibald 1,588 Most Answered
Rory Archibald 254,404 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Aneesh 1,981,869 Most Points Overall
Raja Jegan R 1,693,299 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Aneesh 875 Most Answered
Raja Jegan R 231,213 Most Assist Points

Windows XP

Username Metric results Definition
johnb6767 829,221 Most Points Overall
optoma 205,168 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johnb6767 425 Most Answered
johnb6767 157,455 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 2,279,201 Most Points Overall
Helen Feddema 200,416 Most Points Overall by Rookie
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 1,193 Most Answered
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) 259,627 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 1,409,178 Most Points Overall
Raja Jegan R 1,171,637 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 752 Most Answered
Raja Jegan R 190,015 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 1,975,321 Most Points Overall
guru_sami 123,814 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 713 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 233,510 Most Assist Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Mike Kline 1,539,259 Most Points Overall
bluntTony 840,110 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Kline 789 Most Answered
Mike Kline 240,369 Most Assist Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
giltjr 328,577 Most Points Overall
Istvan Kalmar 73,732 Most Points Overall by Rookie
giltjr 104 Most Answered
giltjr 43,614 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
mrjoltcola 1,079,638 Most Points Overall
mrjoltcola 1,079,638 Most Points Overall by Rookie
mrjoltcola 591 Most Answered
mrjoltcola 190,222 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 1,060,986 Most Points Overall
Raja Jegan R 481,105 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 403 Most Answered
Aneesh 85,328 Most Assist Points

Exchange

Username Metric results Definition
Mestha 6,741,291 Most Points Overall
Glen Knight 1,376,185 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mestha 4,065 Most Answered
Mestha 827,059 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 2,440,226 Most Points Overall
wuff1uk 214,320 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 1,214 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 405,086 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
David S. 1,008,751 Most Points Overall
Britt Thompson 160,695 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David S. 570 Most Answered
David S. 90,031 Most Assist Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
abel 981,693 Most Points Overall
guru_sami 802,150 Most Points Overall by Rookie
guru_sami 417 Most Answered
abel 75,668 Most Assist Points

Windows Vista

Username Metric results Definition
LeeTutor 542,338 Most Points Overall
BitsBytesandMore 104,849 Most Points Overall by Rookie
LeeTutor 305 Most Answered
nobus 84,310 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Mestha 820,842 Most Points Overall
Glen Knight 486,343 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Philip Elder 290 Most Answered
Mestha 123,925 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
Mick Barry 2,363,173 Most Points Overall
a_b 253,051 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mick Barry 1,345 Most Answered
Mick Barry 445,585 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
Michel Plungjan 1,303,101 Most Points Overall
kadaba 493,378 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Michel Plungjan 583 Most Answered
Michel Plungjan 128,775 Most Assist Points

C#

Username Metric results Definition
abel 587,372 Most Points Overall
Miguel Oz 199,614 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Anurag Thakur 244 Most Answered
Anurag Thakur 91,774 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Umesh 661,435 Most Points Overall
Nem Schlecht 275,696 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Umesh 339 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 83,328 Most Assist Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
ryder0707 655,792 Most Points Overall
ryder0707 655,792 Most Points Overall by Rookie
ryder0707 425 Most Answered
ryder0707 131,895 Most Assist Points

C++

Username Metric results Definition
jkr 680,142 Most Points Overall
mrjoltcola 136,370 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Infinity08 340 Most Answered
itsmeandnobodyelse 111,611 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
Mike Tomlinson 468,495 Most Points Overall
VBClassicGuy 80,860 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Tomlinson 226 Most Answered
game-master 36,695 Most Assist Points

Crystal Reports

Username Metric results Definition
Mike McCracken 2,319,721 Most Points Overall
PCIIain 219,620 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike McCracken 1,457 Most Answered
Mike McCracken 266,805 Most Assist Points

Perl

Username Metric results Definition
Adam314 796,087 Most Points Overall
mrjoltcola 182,498 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Adam314 544 Most Answered
Adam314 119,887 Most Assist Points

Delphi

Username Metric results Definition
Geert G 498,705 Most Points Overall
Emmanuel PASQUIER 168,888 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Geert G 360 Most Answered
Geert G 76,377 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Gary Case 144,393 Most Points Overall
charlestasse 54,977 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 44 Most Answered
nobus 36,259 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 528,562 Most Points Overall
nmarun 176,575 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Tomlinson 151 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 69,641 Most Assist Points

Adobe Creative Suite CS

Username Metric results Definition
Philip_Spark 150,851 Most Points Overall
Philip_Spark 150,851 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Philip_Spark 119 Most Answered
Philip_Spark 27,317 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
David S. 493,279 Most Points Overall
kadaba 200,152 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David S. 84 Most Answered
David S. 35,473 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
David Lee 1,805,075 Most Points Overall
Alan Hardisty 215,458 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David Lee 855 Most Answered
David Lee 105,207 Most Assist Points

Adobe Flash

Username Metric results Definition
blue-genie 585,416 Most Points Overall
TanLiHao 189,650 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CyanBlue 209 Most Answered
blue-genie 48,355 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
fosiul01 368,837 Most Points Overall
mrjoltcola 107,691 Most Points Overall by Rookie
fosiul01 232 Most Answered
fosiul01 57,442 Most Assist Points

ASP

Username Metric results Definition
Wayne Barron 785,497 Most Points Overall
jkdt0077 95,607 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Wayne Barron 407 Most Answered
Wayne Barron 64,225 Most Assist Points

Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
Callandor 223,083 Most Points Overall
hathehariken 26,901 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 119 Most Answered
nobus 68,486 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
JFrederick29 699,889 Most Points Overall
Istvan Kalmar 445,071 Most Points Overall by Rookie
JFrederick29 276 Most Answered
Istvan Kalmar 82,269 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Word

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 909,683 Most Points Overall
bob_the_builder 25,744 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 455 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 73,957 Most Assist Points

Switches / Hubs

Username Metric results Definition
Don Johnston 394,802 Most Points Overall
Istvan Kalmar 197,378 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Don Johnston 174 Most Answered
Don Johnston 56,944 Most Assist Points

DNS

Username Metric results Definition
Chris Dent 896,108 Most Points Overall
bluntTony 105,734 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Chris Dent 402 Most Answered
Chris Dent 77,896 Most Assist Points

Windows Batch

Username Metric results Definition
AmazingTech 296,592 Most Points Overall
Bill Prew 109,333 Most Points Overall by Rookie
AmazingTech 122 Most Answered
Steve Knight 37,944 Most Assist Points

Cisco

Username Metric results Definition
JFrederick29 486,715 Most Points Overall
Istvan Kalmar 217,024 Most Points Overall by Rookie
JFrederick29 189 Most Answered
Les Moore 34,791 Most Assist Points

Storage Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
noxcho 426,003 Most Points Overall
gikkel 122,130 Most Points Overall by Rookie
noxcho 159 Most Answered
noxcho 113,879 Most Assist Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
lnkevin 314,661 Most Points Overall
charlestasse 134,891 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 141 Most Answered
lnkevin 63,691 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SharePoint

Username Metric results Definition
Ted Bouskill 1,155,067 Most Points Overall
66866 619,026 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ted Bouskill 539 Most Answered
Ted Bouskill 92,961 Most Assist Points

C

Username Metric results Definition
Infinity08 647,411 Most Points Overall
mrjoltcola 188,437 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Infinity08 408 Most Answered
Infinity08 100,040 Most Assist Points