11th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2014!

The 11th Annual Expert Awards of 2014

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

2014

Gary

3,622,006

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

2014

Phillip Burton

674,772

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

2014

Gary

2,267

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Sniper

2014

Robert Schutt

95.37

% Solutions

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

The Titan

2014

Mike McCracken

57.31

% 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

2014

John

539,744

Assist Points

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

The Addict

2014

REIT

91

Mobile Solutions

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

The Scribe

2014

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)

868,470

Points

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

Impact Award

2014

lherrou

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

Author of the Year

2014

Ray Paseur

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 2014

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2014 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Gary 3,622,006
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 3,395,583
John 2,404,235
David Johnson, CD 1,989,594
Ray Paseur 1,896,326
Dave Baldwin 1,711,433
Scott Fell 1,602,341
btan 1,458,170
Dan Craciun 1,392,005
Rgonzo1971 1,386,327

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Phillip Burton 674,772
VB ITS 480,413
Joshua Grantom 469,174
Santosh Gupta 347,922
REIT 244,427
Professor J 237,374
KRUNAL TAILOR 177,985
Vikas Garg 177,393
Russell Fox 163,721
Md Shah 161,840

Juggernaut

Username Answers
Gary 2,267
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 2,156
John 1,823
Dave Baldwin 1,409
Ray Paseur 1,342
David Johnson, CD 1,310
Scott Fell 1,087
Dan Craciun 1,036
nobus 1,031
Cliff Galiher 965

The Sniper

Username % Solutions
Robert Schutt 95.37
Subash Sundharan 92.47
woolmilkporc 91.87
oBdA 90.84
Eoin OSullivan 87.12
Jamie McAllister 87.00
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 86.44
btan 85.41
Gary Patterson 85.25
byundt 83.09

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Mike McCracken Crystal Reports 57.31
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) VMware 55.60
Sinisa Vuk Delphi 43.33
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) Virtualization 41.51
Merete MultiMedia Applications 37.33
Feridun Kadir Microsoft Dynamics 37.32
Vasil Michev (MVP) Office 365 36.12
Craig Beck Wireless Hardware 35.79
Scott Fell ASP 35.15
jkr C++ 34.01

The Ally

Username Assist Points
John 539,744
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 514,963
Gary 439,494
Dave Baldwin 411,693
David Johnson, CD 392,753
Ray Paseur 356,269
gheist 353,080
nobus 336,818
rindi 319,038
Scott Fell 288,862

The Scribe

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 868,470
Ray Paseur 375,949
Joe Winograd 187,654
Patrick Matthews 169,791
DanRollins 162,178
Glen Knight 129,317
Thomas Zucker-Scharff 111,492
Jim Horn 104,021
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] 75,228
dlmille 72,550

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2014

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
Gareth Gudger 878,108 Most Points Overall
VB ITS 140,218 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gareth Gudger 606 Most Answered
Gareth Gudger 149,008 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Mahesh 634,485 Most Points Overall
Santosh Gupta 107,099 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mahesh 390 Most Answered
Mahesh 82,956 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
Glenn Ray 1,035,446 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 231,114 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Glenn Ray 606 Most Answered
Glenn Ray 89,472 Most Assist Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
John 244,917 Most Points Overall
Clark Kent 54,086 Most Points Overall by Rookie
John 154 Most Answered
Gareth Gudger 37,166 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Pletcher 791,799 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 144,728 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Pletcher 600 Most Answered
Scott Pletcher 154,518 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
McKnife 269,918 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 50,142 Most Points Overall by Rookie
McKnife 207 Most Answered
John 63,359 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Scott McDaniel (Former Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) 884,996 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 80,604 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott McDaniel (Former Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) 644 Most Answered
PatHartman 159,091 Most Assist Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 566,495 Most Points Overall
louisfr 52,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Fernando Soto 330 Most Answered
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 61,063 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Pletcher 599,140 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 127,764 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Pletcher 467 Most Answered
Scott Pletcher 130,230 Most Assist Points

Windows 7

Username Metric results Definition
John 472,628 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 57,856 Most Points Overall by Rookie
John 377 Most Answered
nobus 116,659 Most Assist Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Mahesh 568,941 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 108,518 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mahesh 360 Most Answered
Mahesh 89,543 Most Assist Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 1,760,490 Most Points Overall
Brian Tao 10,833 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 1,250 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 328,509 Most Assist Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
leakim971 904,003 Most Points Overall
Md Shah 77,508 Most Points Overall by Rookie
leakim971 509 Most Answered
Gary 78,964 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
Rgonzo1971 101,540 Most Points Overall
Professor J 14,800 Most Points Overall by Rookie
John 57 Most Answered
John 12,515 Most Assist Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
CodeCruiser 768,361 Most Points Overall
louisfr 37,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CodeCruiser 422 Most Answered
CodeCruiser 57,540 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
Rgonzo1971 204,848 Most Points Overall
Professor J 32,714 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Rgonzo1971 126 Most Answered
Rob Henson 27,504 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Mahesh 169,416 Most Points Overall
Santosh Gupta 39,544 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mahesh 107 Most Answered
Mahesh 23,917 Most Assist Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 2,982,314 Most Points Overall
GG VP 25,784 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 1,887 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 445,970 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Server OS

Username Metric results Definition
Cliff Galiher 222,513 Most Points Overall
VB ITS 33,528 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Cliff Galiher 172 Most Answered
Cliff Galiher 50,495 Most Assist Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy 187,970 Most Points Overall
VB ITS 34,044 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Cliff Galiher 135 Most Answered
Cris Hanna 39,733 Most Assist Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
gheist 516,252 Most Points Overall
Member_2_406981 17,501 Most Points Overall by Rookie
gheist 397 Most Answered
gheist 129,092 Most Assist Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
Gary 834,651 Most Points Overall
Md Shah 37,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary 508 Most Answered
Gary 93,258 Most Assist Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
giltjr 191,548 Most Points Overall
JustInCase 30,728 Most Points Overall by Rookie
giltjr 135 Most Answered
giltjr 45,148 Most Assist Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
PortletPaul 359,778 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 56,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie
PortletPaul 253 Most Answered
PortletPaul 60,682 Most Assist Points

Microsoft Development

Username Metric results Definition
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 138,304 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 13,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 86 Most Answered
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 12,252 Most Assist Points

Windows OS

Username Metric results Definition
John 185,410 Most Points Overall
Santosh Gupta 24,736 Most Points Overall by Rookie
John 157 Most Answered
John 49,771 Most Assist Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 1,186,687 Most Points Overall
Vikas Garg 7,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 807 Most Answered
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 204,975 Most Assist Points

jQuery

Username Metric results Definition
Gary 713,832 Most Points Overall
Md Shah 62,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary 416 Most Answered
Gary 65,816 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SharePoint

Username Metric results Definition
Jamie McAllister 300,424 Most Points Overall
Nuno Rogado 27,148 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Jamie McAllister 175 Most Answered
Justin Smith 33,588 Most Assist Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Scott Pletcher 245,179 Most Points Overall
Russell Fox 37,300 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Scott Pletcher 183 Most Answered
Scott Pletcher 43,215 Most Assist Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
Gary 1,026,807 Most Points Overall
Md Shah 29,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary 588 Most Answered
Gary 109,709 Most Assist Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Don Johnston 243,826 Most Points Overall
JustInCase 72,922 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Don Johnston 166 Most Answered
Don Johnston 64,068 Most Assist Points

Virtualization

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 1,644,515 Most Points Overall
VB ITS 16,472 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 1,044 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 261,956 Most Assist Points

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
Gary 520,862 Most Points Overall
Edwin Hoffer 21,090 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary 317 Most Answered
Gary 89,208 Most Assist Points

Powershell

Username Metric results Definition
footech 534,042 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 68,564 Most Points Overall by Rookie
footech 320 Most Answered
footech 67,956 Most Assist Points

Windows Server 2012

Username Metric results Definition
Cliff Galiher 840,198 Most Points Overall
VB ITS 79,034 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Cliff Galiher 606 Most Answered
Cliff Galiher 173,153 Most Assist Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
mccarl 388,722 Most Points Overall
KRUNAL TAILOR 8,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
CEHJ 259 Most Answered
dpearson 52,182 Most Assist Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
RobSampson 258,370 Most Points Overall
Phillip Burton 26,600 Most Points Overall by Rookie
RobSampson 130 Most Answered
RobSampson 21,916 Most Assist Points

Windows Networking

Username Metric results Definition
John 144,697 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 20,770 Most Points Overall by Rookie
John 104 Most Answered
John 34,989 Most Assist Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 343,892 Most Points Overall
Russell Fox 8,600 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 232 Most Answered
Ray Paseur 48,279 Most Assist Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
andyalder 257,316 Most Points Overall
Joshua Grantom 15,668 Most Points Overall by Rookie
andyalder 213 Most Answered
andyalder 65,660 Most Assist Points

Networking Hardware-Other

Username Metric results Definition
Craig Beck 182,251 Most Points Overall
Matthew 13,636 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Craig Beck 114 Most Answered
Craig Beck 34,097 Most Assist Points

Web Browsers

Username Metric results Definition
Gary 168,267 Most Points Overall
Edwin Hoffer 11,580 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gary 113 Most Answered
jcimarron 31,777 Most Assist Points

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
aikimark 62,317 Most Points Overall
Professor J 6,800 Most Points Overall by Rookie
aikimark 34 Most Answered
aikimark 10,762 Most Assist Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 326,588 Most Points Overall
Carlos Ijalba 8,082 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 216 Most Answered
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 78,119 Most Assist Points

Storage Software

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 176,506 Most Points Overall
Santosh Gupta 11,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow) 108 Most Answered
noxcho 31,152 Most Assist Points

Scripting Languages

Username Metric results Definition
Qlemo 97,096 Most Points Overall
Md Shah 13,268 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Qlemo 63 Most Answered
Gary 14,078 Most Assist Points