9th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2012!

The 9th Annual Expert Awards of 2012

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

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

5,369,940

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

2012

Rainer Jeschor

719,787

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

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

3,624

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2012

Geert Bormans

94.85

% Solutions

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

The Titan

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

58.60

% Points

VMware

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

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

892,796

Assist Points

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

The Addict

2012

Aaron Tomosky

158

Mobile Solutions

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

The Scribe

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

404,962

Points

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

Impact Award

2012

South Mod

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

Author of the Year

2012

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

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 2012

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2012 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 5,369,940
CodeCruiser 3,083,066
Ray Paseur 2,929,988
Dave Baldwin 2,465,895
käµfm³d   👽 2,340,546
David Johnson, CD, MVP 2,254,610
John Hurst 2,025,616
mbizup 1,902,797
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 1,881,899
arnold 1,836,127

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Rainer Jeschor 719,787
Steve 572,961
Roopesh Reddy 553,452
smckeown777 460,918
Rajkumar-MCITP 404,639
Lior Karasenti 367,649
JonNorman 332,401
xDUCKx 325,600
Brad Bouchard 320,122
Sarang Tinguria 282,480

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Geert Bormans 94.85
oBdA 93.51
woolmilkporc 90.96
btan 85.62
Robert Schutt 85.55
dlmille 85.20
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 84.69
johanntagle 83.95
ValentinoV 82.32
RobSampson 82.28

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) VMware 58.60
Will Loving FileMaker Pro 57.49
dgofman Apache Flex 51.85
mlmcc Crystal Reports 48.43
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) Virtualization 46.00
Jason C. Levine WordPress 41.33
pcelba FoxPro 34.76
_agx_ ColdFusion Language 34.08

The Ally

Username Assist Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 892,796
Ray Paseur 533,298
Dave Baldwin 505,665
David Johnson, CD, MVP 436,646
nobus 428,379
John Hurst 412,986
arnold 386,138
Manpreet SIngh Khatra 365,635
CodeCruiser 359,232
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 331,274

The Addict

Username Mobile Solutions
Aaron Tomosky 158
kevinhsieh 123
Ernie Beek 75
Alan Hardisty 61
Xaelian 59
btan 57
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 50
John Hurst 49
MegaNuk3 47
woolmilkporc 45

The Scribe

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 404,962
Patrick Matthews 149,007
Ray Paseur 144,380
younghv 118,275
DanRollins 110,855
Alan Hardisty 93,655
ValentinoV 84,020
Glen Knight 81,429
sdstuber 68,967
Jason C. Levine 62,509

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2012

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
Manpreet SIngh Khatra 1,401,946 Most Points Overall
Rajkumar-MCITP 386,800 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Manpreet SIngh Khatra 1,054 Most Answered
Manpreet SIngh Khatra 285,209 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Krzysztof Pytko 353,155 Most Points Overall
Sarang Tinguria 93,372 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Leon Fester 270 Most Answered
Leon Fester 67,967 Most Assist Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 821,516 Most Points Overall
Roopesh Reddy 459,478 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 508 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 106,404 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
mbizup 1,846,747 Most Points Overall
macarrillo1 31,816 Most Points Overall by Rookie
mbizup 1,173 Most Answered
Jeffrey Coachman 253,891 Most Assist Points

C#

Username Metric results Definition
käµfm³d   👽 1,095,114 Most Points Overall
Roopesh Reddy 157,922 Most Points Overall by Rookie
käµfm³d   👽 729 Most Answered
käµfm³d   👽 153,761 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
dlmille 1,680,179 Most Points Overall
Steve 551,633 Most Points Overall by Rookie
dlmille 958 Most Answered
dlmille 111,878 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Darius Ghassem 670,806 Most Points Overall
Sarang Tinguria 164,350 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Darius Ghassem 493 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 149,667 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Anthony Perkins 598,222 Most Points Overall
Habib Pourfard 162,853 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Anthony Perkins 476 Most Answered
Anthony Perkins 106,820 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
leakim971 1,058,620 Most Points Overall
JonNorman 218,008 Most Points Overall by Rookie
leakim971 596 Most Answered
leakim971 90,818 Most Assist Points

Windows XP

Username Metric results Definition
nobus 249,287 Most Points Overall
Lior Karasenti 31,864 Most Points Overall by Rookie
nobus 256 Most Answered
nobus 86,666 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
apache09 1,410,245 Most Points Overall
Rajkumar-MCITP 109,248 Most Points Overall by Rookie
apache09 897 Most Answered
apache09 155,624 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 2,741,100 Most Points Overall
Chris Sandrini 91,663 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 1,918 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 494,996 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 3,054,116 Most Points Overall
Roopesh Reddy 60,986 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 1,929 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 353,950 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
CEHJ 834,981 Most Points Overall
knsp 24,942 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CEHJ 617 Most Answered
CEHJ 134,895 Most Assist Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Mike Kline 906,030 Most Points Overall
Sarang Tinguria 255,648 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Kline 747 Most Answered
Mike Kline 169,503 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Pletcher 508,423 Most Points Overall
Habib Pourfard 68,056 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Pletcher 373 Most Answered
Scott Pletcher 82,104 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 739,219 Most Points Overall
smckeown777 63,698 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 502 Most Answered
Rob Williams 103,126 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 1,830,883 Most Points Overall
fmanjarr 10,110 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 1,299 Most Answered
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 325,182 Most Assist Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
giltjr 247,975 Most Points Overall
TimotiSt 50,912 Most Points Overall by Rookie
giltjr 181 Most Answered
giltjr 69,661 Most Assist Points

Windows 7

Username Metric results Definition
Run5k 821,262 Most Points Overall
CSI-Windows_com 88,452 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Run5k 617 Most Answered
Run5k 164,383 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Don Johnston 224,535 Most Points Overall
mat1458 88,051 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Don Johnston 154 Most Answered
Don Johnston 48,672 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 1,250,847 Most Points Overall
Roopesh Reddy 216,828 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 771 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 135,303 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
Martin Liss 305,852 Most Points Overall
eemit 121,889 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Martin Liss 196 Most Answered
Martin Liss 36,290 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
arnold 445,936 Most Points Overall
Gabriel Clifton 46,335 Most Points Overall by Rookie
arnold 324 Most Answered
arnold 81,035 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
arnold 575,354 Most Points Overall
Chris Sandrini 81,924 Most Points Overall by Rookie
arnold 415 Most Answered
arnold 116,911 Most Assist Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 4,683,012 Most Points Overall
piyushranusri 20,439 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 3,146 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 763,554 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SharePoint

Username Metric results Definition
Justin Smith 839,432 Most Points Overall
Rainer Jeschor 528,166 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Justin Smith 505 Most Answered
Justin Smith 91,955 Most Assist Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
RobSampson 617,324 Most Points Overall
Steve 34,053 Most Points Overall by Rookie
RobSampson 346 Most Answered
RobSampson 59,234 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Pletcher 751,815 Most Points Overall
Jared_S 100,441 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Pletcher 567 Most Answered
Scott Pletcher 127,445 Most Assist Points

Databases

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 135,921 Most Points Overall
Habib Pourfard 8,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 89 Most Answered
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 24,604 Most Assist Points

Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
Callandor 402,308 Most Points Overall
ZShaver 9,896 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Callandor 378 Most Answered
Callandor 127,053 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
johanntagle 667,203 Most Points Overall
et_me 22,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie
johanntagle 416 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 95,244 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
COBOLdinosaur 480,673 Most Points Overall
JonNorman 44,682 Most Points Overall by Rookie
COBOLdinosaur 346 Most Answered
COBOLdinosaur 68,475 Most Assist Points

Microsoft IIS Web Server

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 156,626 Most Points Overall
xDUCKx 20,567 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Dave Baldwin 80 Most Answered
Dave Baldwin 26,284 Most Assist Points

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 263,454 Most Points Overall
JonNorman 17,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie
COBOLdinosaur 193 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 64,984 Most Assist Points

ASP

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Fell,  EE MVE 313,884 Most Points Overall
Roopesh Reddy 40,334 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Fell,  EE MVE 212 Most Answered
Scott Fell,  EE MVE 40,163 Most Assist Points

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
TommySzalapski 159,048 Most Points Overall
eemit 22,350 Most Points Overall by Rookie
TommySzalapski 104 Most Answered
TommySzalapski 36,778 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
dlmille 209,792 Most Points Overall
Rainer Jeschor 61,139 Most Points Overall by Rookie
dlmille 112 Most Answered
Jeffrey Coachman 24,150 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
dlmille 360,632 Most Points Overall
Steve 118,656 Most Points Overall by Rookie
dlmille 199 Most Answered
Saqib Husain, Syed 25,950 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
COBOLdinosaur 388,002 Most Points Overall
lightspeedvt 28,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie
COBOLdinosaur 277 Most Answered
COBOLdinosaur 57,340 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 478,697 Most Points Overall
B_Denison 28,964 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 313 Most Answered
andyalder 98,084 Most Assist Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
andyalder 708,673 Most Points Overall
smckeown777 16,533 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 540 Most Answered
andyalder 179,621 Most Assist Points

VPN

Username Metric results Definition
Rob Williams 92,479 Most Points Overall
Henk van Achterberg 25,400 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rob Williams 56 Most Answered
ArneLovius 19,574 Most Assist Points

Cisco

Username Metric results Definition
Ernie Beek 240,648 Most Points Overall
TimotiSt 36,007 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ernie Beek 156 Most Answered
Ernie Beek 38,211 Most Assist Points

C++

Username Metric results Definition
jkr 412,207 Most Points Overall
qibdip 3,086 Most Points Overall by Rookie
jkr 272 Most Answered
jkr 46,448 Most Assist Points

Delphi

Username Metric results Definition
Sinisa Vuk 207,930 Most Points Overall
MichaelStaszewski 15,932 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sinisa Vuk 144 Most Answered
Thommy 29,734 Most Assist Points

Crystal Reports

Username Metric results Definition
mlmcc 1,216,807 Most Points Overall
5teveo 7,664 Most Points Overall by Rookie
mlmcc 826 Most Answered
mlmcc 168,784 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
sdstuber 302,618 Most Points Overall
Habib Pourfard 67,036 Most Points Overall by Rookie
sdstuber 198 Most Answered
sdstuber 39,306 Most Assist Points

Switches / Hubs

Username Metric results Definition
Don Johnston 214,529 Most Points Overall
TimotiSt 127,546 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Don Johnston 152 Most Answered
eeRoot 39,959 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Word

Username Metric results Definition
GrahamSkan 670,337 Most Points Overall
Rgonzo1971 18,750 Most Points Overall by Rookie
GrahamSkan 415 Most Answered
GrahamSkan 55,573 Most Assist Points