8th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2011!

The 8th Annual Expert Awards of 2011

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

2011

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)

4,688,803

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

2011

for_yan

3,472,520

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

2011

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)

3,277

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2011

Gertone (Geert Bormans)

98.02

% Solutions

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

The Titan

2011

Mike McCracken

55.38

% Points

Crystal Reports

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

2011

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)

835,014

Assist Points

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

The Philanthropist

2011

for_yan

75

Questions

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

The Addict

2011

Aaron Tomosky

700

Mobile Solutions

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

Impact Award

2011

Lunchy

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

Author of the Year

2011

younghv

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 2011

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2011 Expert Awards

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
for_yan 3,472,520
dgofman 1,283,171
ronnypot 1,140,919
yobri 1,036,560
Paul Jackson 985,654
OP_Zaharin 899,544
Amit 774,868
Papertrip 748,746
wdosanjos 708,488
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 576,169

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Gertone (Geert Bormans) 98.02
Will Loving 92.20
oBdA 89.58
ralmada 87.33
woolmilkporc 86.24
wilcoxon 85.89
RobSampson 85.12
dgofman 83.78
for_yan 83.69
Carlos Villegas 83.03

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Mike McCracken Crystal Reports 55.38
Will Loving FileMaker Pro 49.73
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) VMware 44.86
dgofman Apache Flex 44.70
pcelba FoxPro 40.72
Gary Patterson IBM System i 40.33
for_yan Java 37.44
John QuickBooks 36.21

The Addict

Username Mobile Solutions
Aaron Tomosky 700
kevinhsieh 456
MegaNuk3 425
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 377
Ernie Beek 213
Vinchenzo-the-Second 168
nappy_d 163
yobri 156
Russell_Venable 133
OP_Zaharin 130

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2011

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
Alan Hardisty 1,886,214 Most Points Overall
ronnypot 690,222 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Alan Hardisty 1,141 Most Answered
Alan Hardisty 218,348 Most Assist Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 1,133,043 Most Points Overall
Paul Jackson 389,231 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 708 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 132,145 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Krzysztof Pytko 510,102 Most Points Overall
Vinchenzo-the-Second 146,770 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Krzysztof Pytko 379 Most Answered
Krzysztof Pytko 104,602 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 2,973,172 Most Points Overall
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP 344,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 1,852 Most Answered
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 265,925 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
Rory Archibald 2,094,889 Most Points Overall
andrewssd3 225,697 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rory Archibald 1,373 Most Answered
Rory Archibald 208,881 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Darius Ghassem 1,230,490 Most Points Overall
ronnypot 251,926 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Darius Ghassem 906 Most Answered
Darius Ghassem 218,323 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Anthony Perkins 628,814 Most Points Overall
Anuj 145,008 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Anthony Perkins 517 Most Answered
Anthony Perkins 152,147 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
Alan Hardisty 580,651 Most Points Overall
yobri 375,313 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Alan Hardisty 363 Most Answered
Alan Hardisty 65,664 Most Assist Points

Windows XP

Username Metric results Definition
johnb6767 975,371 Most Points Overall
Jim-R 71,746 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johnb6767 814 Most Answered
johnb6767 212,331 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
leakim971 2,852,075 Most Points Overall
Kiran Sonawane 189,278 Most Points Overall by Rookie
leakim971 1,724 Most Answered
leakim971 243,584 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 3,703,531 Most Points Overall
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 338,776 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 2,352 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 435,893 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 3,023,913 Most Points Overall
Rik-Legger 153,605 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 2,205 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 614,417 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Lowfatspread 653,226 Most Points Overall
Daniel_PL 140,028 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Lowfatspread 498 Most Answered
Anthony Perkins 125,007 Most Assist Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Mike Kline 1,238,861 Most Points Overall
Sandesh Dubey 350,677 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Kline 948 Most Answered
Mike Kline 175,737 Most Assist Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Ernie Beek 227,868 Most Points Overall
Craig Beck 88,360 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ernie Beek 177 Most Answered
Soulja 42,514 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Cliff Galiher 982,569 Most Points Overall
ronnypot 353,569 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Cliff Galiher 699 Most Answered
Cliff Galiher 130,253 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
for_yan 3,326,821 Most Points Overall
for_yan 3,326,821 Most Points Overall by Rookie
for_yan 2,278 Most Answered
for_yan 509,731 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 2,369,332 Most Points Overall
OP_Zaharin 579,311 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 1,772 Most Answered
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 434,445 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Soulja 535,837 Most Points Overall
Craig Beck 177,924 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Soulja 378 Most Answered
Soulja 107,371 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 997,313 Most Points Overall
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 231,460 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 636 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 124,170 Most Assist Points

Windows 7

Username Metric results Definition
johnb6767 936,617 Most Points Overall
yobri 81,668 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johnb6767 764 Most Answered
johnb6767 219,003 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 205,773 Most Points Overall
Paul Jackson 28,800 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 134 Most Answered
aikimark 24,683 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
johnb6767 390,213 Most Points Overall
ronnypot 46,504 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johnb6767 314 Most Answered
johnb6767 84,272 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SharePoint

Username Metric results Definition
Justin Smith 831,366 Most Points Overall
abhitrig 341,453 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Justin Smith 516 Most Answered
Justin Smith 87,548 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
wesly_chen 1,055,952 Most Points Overall
Papertrip 198,398 Most Points Overall by Rookie
wesly_chen 702 Most Answered
wesly_chen 141,648 Most Assist Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 3,592,739 Most Points Overall
Maen Abu-Tabanjeh 18,150 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 2,505 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 644,188 Most Assist Points

Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
nobus 383,742 Most Points Overall
Jim-R 16,296 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 444 Most Answered
nobus 170,104 Most Assist Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
RobSampson 1,159,980 Most Points Overall
prashanthd 159,686 Most Points Overall by Rookie
RobSampson 693 Most Answered
RobSampson 104,764 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
leakim971 561,815 Most Points Overall
nap0leon 110,850 Most Points Overall by Rookie
leakim971 349 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 69,907 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 522,807 Most Points Overall
johanntagle 217,624 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 389 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 100,917 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Lowfatspread 606,894 Most Points Overall
Daniel_PL 181,828 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Lowfatspread 476 Most Answered
Anthony Perkins 146,182 Most Assist Points

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 338,292 Most Points Overall
dgofman 69,851 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 234 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 75,103 Most Assist Points

Microsoft IIS Web Server

Username Metric results Definition
Brad Howe 380,702 Most Points Overall
Sanjay Santoki 79,386 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Brad Howe 222 Most Answered
Rovastar 39,549 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
LZ1 522,121 Most Points Overall
jonahzona 191,622 Most Points Overall by Rookie
LZ1 325 Most Answered
LZ1 55,227 Most Assist Points

Databases

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 210,417 Most Points Overall
OP_Zaharin 106,622 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 164 Most Answered
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 37,549 Most Assist Points

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
TommySzalapski 262,973 Most Points Overall
for_yan 158,828 Most Points Overall by Rookie
TommySzalapski 172 Most Answered
TommySzalapski 52,580 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
Chris Bottomley 250,382 Most Points Overall
xtermie 81,319 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Patrick Matthews 162 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 40,889 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 200,309 Most Points Overall
yobri 83,946 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 122 Most Answered
Jeffrey Coachman 31,026 Most Assist Points

ASP

Username Metric results Definition
sammySeltzer 244,675 Most Points Overall
pateljitu 211,386 Most Points Overall by Rookie
sammySeltzer 141 Most Answered
sammySeltzer 30,233 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
andyalder 379,898 Most Points Overall
ReclaiMe 20,644 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 320 Most Answered
andyalder 128,830 Most Assist Points

C++

Username Metric results Definition
jkr 540,026 Most Points Overall
sarabande 344,514 Most Points Overall by Rookie
jkr 379 Most Answered
sarabande 97,368 Most Assist Points

Delphi

Username Metric results Definition
jimyX 530,545 Most Points Overall
Sinisa Vuk 36,250 Most Points Overall by Rookie
jimyX 393 Most Answered
Ephraim Wangoya 85,641 Most Assist Points

Crystal Reports

Username Metric results Definition
Mike McCracken 2,097,624 Most Points Overall
vasto 47,526 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike McCracken 1,404 Most Answered
Mike McCracken 252,083 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
sdstuber 361,367 Most Points Overall
wdosanjos 63,906 Most Points Overall by Rookie
sdstuber 245 Most Answered
Lowfatspread 50,812 Most Assist Points

VPN

Username Metric results Definition
Ernie Beek 243,732 Most Points Overall
Syed_M_Usman 69,907 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ernie Beek 152 Most Answered
Qlemo 46,006 Most Assist Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
andyalder 650,719 Most Points Overall
Syed_M_Usman 36,268 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 543 Most Answered
andyalder 196,359 Most Assist Points

Cisco

Username Metric results Definition
Ernie Beek 674,014 Most Points Overall
fgasimzade 128,058 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ernie Beek 434 Most Answered
Ernie Beek 93,919 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Word

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 962,487 Most Points Overall
yobri 86,102 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 613 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 99,647 Most Assist Points

Operating Systems

Username Metric results Definition
arnold 58,126 Most Points Overall
yobri 9,004 Most Points Overall by Rookie
arnold 55 Most Answered
nobus 17,586 Most Assist Points