12th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2015!

The 12th Annual Expert Awards of 2015

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

2015

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

4,108,050

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

2015

Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)

487,412

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

2015

John Hurst

2,315

Answers

The expert who answered the most questions throughout the year.

The Titan

2015

Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016

93.86

% Points

Document Imaging

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

2015

John Hurst

705,166

Assist Points

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

The Scribe

2015

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

847,318

Points

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

The Director

2015

Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016

234,490

Points

The expert who earned the most points throughout the year by creating videos.

The Scrutinizer

2015

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE

34,514

Points

The expert who earned the most points throughout the year by testing projects.

The Detective

2015

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

3,260,732

Points

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

The Nomad

2015

Rainer Jeschor

251

Mobile Solutions

The expert with the most solutions from a mobile device.

The Connoisseur

2015

woolmilkporc

97.16

% Solutions

The expert who had the highest percentage of accepted solutions overall throughout the year.

Impact Award

2015

lherrou

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

Author of the Year

2015

Jim Horn

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 2015

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2015 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 4,108,050
Will Szymkowski 3,202,873
John Hurst 3,128,905
David Johnson, CD, MVP 2,853,649
btan 1,683,570
arnold 1,651,569
Dave Baldwin 1,534,592
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 1,533,427
Vitor Montalvão 1,491,721
Ray Paseur 1,455,830

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 487,412
Amit Kumar 404,380
Wayne88 332,413
Lokesh B R 320,447
Guy Lidbetter 285,369
Kanti Prasad 281,325
gurpsbassi 274,094
FOX 224,649
Benjamin Voglar 222,062
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 199,107

Juggernaut

Username Answers
John Hurst 2,315
Will Szymkowski 2,048
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 1,961
David Johnson, CD, MVP 1,870
Dave Baldwin 1,272
rindi 1,112
arnold 1,091
Vitor Montalvão 1,020
Qlemo 849
gheist 820

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 Document Imaging 93.86
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 Photos / Graphics Software 66.57
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 Document Management 66.01
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) VMware 64.67
mlmcc Crystal Reports 59.01
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 Images and Photos 54.49
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) Virtualization 44.09
Vasil Michev (MVP) Office 365 37.83
Sinisa Vuk Delphi 36.86
ozo Perl 34.26

The Ally

Username Assist Points
John Hurst 705,166
David Johnson, CD, MVP 561,276
Will Szymkowski 509,097
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 494,129
arnold 406,813
rindi 373,130
Dave Baldwin 360,669
gheist 352,689
Vitor Montalvão 319,864
nobus 299,085

The Scribe

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 847,318
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 480,755
Ray Paseur 327,690
Thomas Zucker-Scharff 159,081
Patrick Matthews 152,239
DanRollins 129,953
Jim Horn 124,179
Arinee Rahman 103,570
John Hurst 99,785
Swadhin Ray 77,096

The Director

Username Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 234,490
AnnieCushing 160,879
Gareth Gudger 73,854
Rodney Barnhardt 44,894
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 18,282
Dirk Mare 18,044
Peter V 12,412
TechMommy 10,897
Brian Atkinson 8,288
noxcho 6,550

The Scrutinizer

Username Points
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE 34,514
Ray Paseur 12,535
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 11,195
srihari chander 9,896
Martin Liss 7,920
Scott Fell,  EE MVE 4,300
Rob 4,150
Mike 2,500
Mark Wills 2,120
Qlemo 2,050

The Detective

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 3,260,732
Will Szymkowski 3,202,873
John Hurst 3,028,645
David Johnson, CD, MVP 2,829,510
arnold 1,651,569
btan 1,647,724
Dave Baldwin 1,532,692
Vitor Montalvão 1,455,785
gheist 1,446,194
Julian Hansen 1,362,057

The Connoisseur

Username % Solutions
woolmilkporc 97.16
oBdA 92.20
btan 88.52
Tom Beck 86.20
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 86.08
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 85.80
Vasil Michev (MVP) 85.69
Alexandre Simões 84.93
Chris Stanyon 84.17
hielo 84.08

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2015

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
Will Szymkowski 1,705,713 Most Points Overall
Amit Kumar 389,130 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Glen Knight 10,526 Most Article Points
Gareth Gudger 2,267 Most Video Points
Will Szymkowski 251,933 Most Question Points

Windows Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Will Szymkowski 804,693 Most Points Overall
Muhammad Burhan 56,436 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP 10,524 Most Article Points
Rodney Barnhardt 1,857 Most Video Points
Will Szymkowski 81,352 Most Question Points

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
Saurabh Singh Teotia 1,003,108 Most Points Overall
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 462,644 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Martin Liss 19,420 Most Article Points
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 18,282 Most Video Points
Saurabh Singh Teotia 243,226 Most Question Points

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 1,216,238 Most Points Overall
Arifhusen Ansari 40,332 Most Points Overall by Rookie
PortletPaul 10,413 Most Article Points
TechMommy 1,387 Most Video Points
Vitor Montalvão 268,616 Most Question Points

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 908,002 Most Points Overall
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 75,158 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gustav Brock 13,963 Most Article Points
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 12,262 Most Video Points
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 142,424 Most Question Points

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 459,964 Most Points Overall
Lokesh B R 173,932 Most Points Overall by Rookie
gr8gonzo 9,630 Most Article Points
Karrtik Iyer 142,246 Most Question Points

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
Will Szymkowski 1,367,203 Most Points Overall
FOX 57,654 Most Points Overall by Rookie
chris_martin62 1,726 Most Article Points
Rodney Barnhardt 6,494 Most Video Points
Will Szymkowski 171,579 Most Question Points

Windows 7

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 477,882 Most Points Overall
Benjamin Voglar 29,448 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 5,493 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 38,471 Most Video Points
John Hurst 96,806 Most Question Points

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 225,368 Most Points Overall
Benjamin Voglar 18,204 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David Johnson, CD, MVP 8,143 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 26,264 Most Video Points
David Johnson, CD, MVP 34,386 Most Question Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 826,903 Most Points Overall
Arifhusen Ansari 43,332 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Vitor Montalvão 7,928 Most Article Points
Vitor Montalvão 143,814 Most Question Points

Windows Server 2012

Username Metric results Definition
Cliff Galiher 840,412 Most Points Overall
Benjamin Voglar 65,418 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Vic 3,417 Most Article Points
Rodney Barnhardt 7,080 Most Video Points
Cliff Galiher 98,600 Most Question Points

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 3,778,085 Most Points Overall
Alessandro Scafaria 22,346 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 172,299 Most Article Points
Hector2016 6,244 Most Video Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 718,607 Most Question Points

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 1,380,460 Most Points Overall
F P 41,772 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 61,343 Most Article Points
Terry Woods 50 Most Video Points
Ray Paseur 184,209 Most Question Points

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 342,790 Most Points Overall
Lokesh B R 90,379 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Mike Tomlinson 4,370 Most Article Points
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 95,918 Most Question Points

C#

Username Metric results Definition
käµfm³d   👽 353,030 Most Points Overall
Lokesh B R 128,232 Most Points Overall by Rookie
TGB01 984 Most Article Points
Karrtik Iyer 138,764 Most Question Points

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Lokesh B R 219,443 Most Points Overall
Lokesh B R 219,443 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sandeep P R 1,533 Most Article Points
David Johnson, CD, MVP 51,268 Most Question Points

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 627,130 Most Points Overall
gurpsbassi 20,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 10,225 Most Article Points
Jason Baker 131 Most Video Points
Julian Hansen 208,342 Most Question Points

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
Will Szymkowski 411,726 Most Points Overall
Amit Kumar 91,819 Most Points Overall by Rookie
David Lee 9,170 Most Article Points
TechMommy 436 Most Video Points
John Hurst 92,964 Most Question Points

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
gheist 350,365 Most Points Overall
Jason 11,904 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Swadhin Ray 4,783 Most Article Points
Dototot 510 Most Video Points
arnold 86,424 Most Question Points

Windows OS

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 322,671 Most Points Overall
Benjamin Voglar 29,046 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ivano Viola 11,184 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 39,296 Most Video Points
John Hurst 72,498 Most Question Points

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 332,781 Most Points Overall
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 100,664 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 72,208 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 34,785 Most Video Points
John Hurst 43,318 Most Question Points

Microsoft Server OS

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 163,026 Most Points Overall
Benjamin Voglar 21,350 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Haresh Nikumbh 3,921 Most Article Points
David Johnson, CD, MVP 29,046 Most Question Points

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 960,070 Most Points Overall
Naitik Gamit 4,300 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Swadhin Ray 18,531 Most Article Points
Steve Wales 593 Most Video Points
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 173,218 Most Question Points

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
Predrag 164,690 Most Points Overall
NetExpert Network Solutions Pte Ltd 60,520 Most Points Overall by Rookie
jorge diaz 5,186 Most Article Points
Dirk Mare 12,041 Most Video Points
Predrag 68,098 Most Question Points

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
PortletPaul 317,199 Most Points Overall
Arifhusen Ansari 11,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie
PortletPaul 4,905 Most Article Points
PortletPaul 63,184 Most Question Points

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 384,586 Most Points Overall
F P 22,232 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 12,552 Most Article Points
Sarah delos Santos 224 Most Video Points
Julian Hansen 135,096 Most Question Points

Virtualization

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 1,475,231 Most Points Overall
Alessandro Scafaria 14,928 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 7,221 Most Article Points
Hector2016 6,244 Most Video Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 299,681 Most Question Points

Powershell

Username Metric results Definition
Qlemo 412,478 Most Points Overall
Guy Lidbetter 58,468 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Matt Minor 3,131 Most Article Points
Qlemo 91,236 Most Question Points

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 268,161 Most Points Overall
Jessica Whitley 14,432 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 30,507 Most Article Points
doug s 102 Most Video Points
Julian Hansen 117,170 Most Question Points

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 107,961 Most Points Overall
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 37,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gustav Brock 3,790 Most Article Points
Zack Barresse 191 Most Video Points
Bembi 26,700 Most Question Points

jQuery

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 493,016 Most Points Overall
Prakash Samariya 13,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 10,075 Most Article Points
Jason Baker 131 Most Video Points
Julian Hansen 161,968 Most Question Points

SBS

Username Metric results Definition
David Atkin 191,176 Most Points Overall
Wayne88 16,336 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Nick67 3,209 Most Article Points
Lee W, MVP 24,436 Most Question Points

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
Tom Beck 336,488 Most Points Overall
Jessica Whitley 12,796 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Alexandre Simões 10,090 Most Article Points
Sarah delos Santos 223 Most Video Points
Julian Hansen 116,454 Most Question Points

Windows Networking

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 115,631 Most Points Overall
Wayne88 24,772 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Matt Minor 3,131 Most Article Points
John Hurst 17,044 Most Question Points

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
Will Szymkowski 207,102 Most Points Overall
FOX 9,754 Most Points Overall by Rookie
ashwynr 2,700 Most Article Points
Will Szymkowski 25,668 Most Question Points

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
Bill Prew 294,928 Most Points Overall
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 36,184 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Gustav Brock 3,473 Most Article Points
Bill Prew 83,024 Most Question Points

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Predrag 296,226 Most Points Overall
NetExpert Network Solutions Pte Ltd 63,386 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Dirk Mare 3,051 Most Article Points
Dirk Mare 18,044 Most Video Points
Predrag 84,198 Most Question Points

Java

Username Metric results Definition
mccarl 291,154 Most Points Overall
gurpsbassi 251,462 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Kevin Cross 1,180 Most Article Points
Amitkumar Panchal 172 Most Video Points
gurpsbassi 101,186 Most Question Points

Microsoft Development

Username Metric results Definition
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 64,127 Most Points Overall
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 11,331 Most Points Overall by Rookie
DanRollins 15,305 Most Article Points
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 6,131 Most Video Points
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) 14,136 Most Question Points

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 366,332 Most Points Overall
Kanti Prasad 14,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ray Paseur 35,947 Most Article Points
Julian Hansen 29,745 Most Question Points

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
Martin Liss 435,575 Most Points Overall
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 107,368 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Martin Liss 20,104 Most Article Points
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access 6,131 Most Video Points
Martin Liss 133,918 Most Question Points

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 417,043 Most Points Overall
Wayne88 11,868 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP 6,975 Most Article Points
doug s 132 Most Video Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 92,380 Most Question Points

Server Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 203,748 Most Points Overall
Wayne88 11,420 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Carlos Ijalba 1,087 Most Article Points
andyalder 38,577 Most Question Points

Storage Software

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 192,308 Most Points Overall
Stuart Scott 16,496 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Ankit Pareek 3,456 Most Article Points
Rodney Barnhardt 1,288 Most Video Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 52,089 Most Question Points

Windows 8

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 266,652 Most Points Overall
Wayne88 4,968 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Fred Marshall 4,336 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 39,971 Most Video Points
McKnife 49,646 Most Question Points

Scripting Languages

Username Metric results Definition
Qlemo 120,009 Most Points Overall
Mauro Cazabonnet 12,264 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 11,245 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 12,331 Most Video Points
Bill Prew 34,060 Most Question Points

Networking Hardware-Other

Username Metric results Definition
Don Johnston 93,788 Most Points Overall
NetExpert Network Solutions Pte Ltd 21,336 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Cyclops3590 675 Most Article Points
Predrag 31,350 Most Question Points

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
ozo 95,440 Most Points Overall
gurpsbassi 64,338 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Chris Harte 12,850 Most Article Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 12,331 Most Video Points
Karrtik Iyer 52,232 Most Question Points

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 237,588 Most Points Overall
Arifhusen Ansari 16,232 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Vitor Montalvão 8,078 Most Article Points
Vitor Montalvão 36,096 Most Question Points