13th

Annual

Expert Awards

Congratulations to the Top Experts of 2016!

The 13th Annual Expert Awards of 2016

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

2016

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

4,072,975

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

2016

Pawan Kumar

948,143

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.

The Titan

2016

Joe Winograd, EE MVE

88.52

% 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

2016

John Hurst

881,726

Assist Points

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

The Scribe

2016

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)

923,189

Points

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

The Director

2016

Joe Winograd, EE MVE

88,501

Points

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

The Scrutinizer

2016

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE

75,470

Points

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

The Detective

2016

John Hurst

3,279,738

Points

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

The Nomad

2016

Jackie Man

502

Mobile Solutions

The expert with the most solutions from a mobile device.

The Connoisseur

2016

oBdA

94.74

% Solutions

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

Impact Award

2016

Scott Fell,  EE MVE

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

Author of the Year

2016

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 2016

Here are the top finishers in each category for the 2016 Expert Awards

Expert of the Year

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 4,072,975
John Hurst 3,318,820
David Johnson, CD, MVP 2,179,083

Rookie of the Year

Username Points
Pawan Kumar 948,143
LockDown32 472,845
Todd Nelson 409,401

The Titan

Username Topic % Points
Joe Winograd, EE MVE Document Imaging 88.52
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) VMware 67.82
Joe Winograd, EE MVE Photos / Graphics Software 57.48

The Ally

Username Assist Points
John Hurst 881,726
David Johnson, CD, MVP 510,813
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 442,739

The Scribe

Username Points
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 923,189
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 391,020
Ray Paseur 362,437

The Scrutinizer

Username Points
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE 75,470
Ray Paseur 50,321
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 23,075

The Detective

Username Points
John Hurst 3,279,738
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 3,149,786
David Johnson, CD, MVP 2,158,164

The Nomad

Username Mobile Solutions
Jackie Man 502
btan 439
arnold 396

The Connoisseur

Username % Solutions
oBdA 94.74
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 88.88
btan 88.16

Top Experts

Front Runners for 4th Quarter of 2016

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
Vasil Michev (MVP) 452,990 Most Points Overall
Todd Nelson 340,364 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 243,364 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 87,028 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Excel

Username Metric results Definition
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) 1,090,636 Most Points Overall
prodempsey 72,694 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft SQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 1,297,087 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 418,473 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Active Directory

Username Metric results Definition
McKnife 271,094 Most Points Overall
Todd Nelson 84,361 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows Server 2012

Username Metric results Definition
Cliff Galiher 508,085 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 61,240 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Access

Username Metric results Definition
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) 819,550 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 30,680 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows OS

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 436,439 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 52,891 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Legacy OS

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 73,274 Most Points Overall
Edward Pamias 3,004 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows 7

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 409,272 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 70,168 Most Points Overall by Rookie

.NET Programming

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 403,840 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 79,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 575,654 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 265,200 Most Points Overall by Rookie

VBA

Username Metric results Definition
Rgonzo1971 535,059 Most Points Overall
Mike in IT 33,600 Most Points Overall by Rookie

VMware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 3,763,337 Most Points Overall
Richardson Porto 161,508 Most Points Overall by Rookie

JavaScript

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 621,928 Most Points Overall
Moussa Mokhtari 68,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Outlook

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 355,619 Most Points Overall
Todd Nelson 113,007 Most Points Overall by Rookie

PHP

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 1,765,239 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 24,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie

C#

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 335,864 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 72,280 Most Points Overall by Rookie

ASP.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Fernando Soto 199,568 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 61,400 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Web Development

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 325,436 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 10,832 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Networking

Username Metric results Definition
masnrock 197,978 Most Points Overall
Ian Arakel 45,258 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Visual Basic.NET

Username Metric results Definition
Éric Moreau 340,268 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 55,300 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Office

Username Metric results Definition
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 318,631 Most Points Overall
Edward Pamias 33,084 Most Points Overall by Rookie

HTML

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 350,868 Most Points Overall
Moussa Mokhtari 25,032 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Powershell

Username Metric results Definition
oBdA 625,572 Most Points Overall
Dustin Saunders 122,900 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Linux

Username Metric results Definition
arnold 332,990 Most Points Overall
Abhimanyu Suri 6,664 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Query Syntax

Username Metric results Definition
PortletPaul 272,209 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 126,208 Most Points Overall by Rookie

jQuery

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 445,678 Most Points Overall
Moussa Mokhtari 74,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Virtualization

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 1,552,144 Most Points Overall
Richardson Porto 89,256 Most Points Overall by Rookie

CSS

Username Metric results Definition
Julian Hansen 307,530 Most Points Overall
Moussa Mokhtari 21,232 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Server OS

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 99,035 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 20,132 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Programming

Username Metric results Definition
sarabande 66,412 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 23,248 Most Points Overall by Rookie

VB Script

Username Metric results Definition
Bill Prew 241,084 Most Points Overall
Dustin Saunders 17,500 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Visual Basic Classic

Username Metric results Definition
Martin Liss 243,880 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 11,100 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Storage Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 139,964 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 23,400 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Storage Software

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 156,593 Most Points Overall
Richardson Porto 15,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Storage

Username Metric results Definition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) 312,356 Most Points Overall
Richardson Porto 18,832 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Oracle Database

Username Metric results Definition
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) 575,022 Most Points Overall
Abhimanyu Suri 31,060 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Databases

Username Metric results Definition
Vitor Montalvão 93,242 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 55,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Office 365

Username Metric results Definition
Vasil Michev (MVP) 1,012,058 Most Points Overall
Todd Nelson 95,222 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Hardware

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 198,958 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 25,828 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Routers

Username Metric results Definition
Predrag Jovic 325,266 Most Points Overall
Ian Arakel 70,720 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows Server 2003

Username Metric results Definition
David Johnson, CD, MVP 47,420 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 21,700 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Java

Username Metric results Definition
CEHJ 284,158 Most Points Overall
Moussa Mokhtari 23,684 Most Points Overall by Rookie

MySQL Server

Username Metric results Definition
Ray Paseur 418,102 Most Points Overall
Pawan Kumar 63,176 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Adobe Acrobat

Username Metric results Definition
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 178,631 Most Points Overall
Edward Pamias 3,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Pawan Kumar 3,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie
Steven Wallace 3,000 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Microsoft Applications

Username Metric results Definition
Rgonzo1971 68,884 Most Points Overall
Edward Pamias 5,748 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Windows Networking

Username Metric results Definition
John Hurst 97,553 Most Points Overall
LockDown32 30,719 Most Points Overall by Rookie

Document Management

Username Metric results Definition
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 200,941 Most Points Overall
Abraham Deutsch 3,572 Most Points Overall by Rookie