Oracle ACE Program - FAQUpdated March 14, 2014
What is the Oracle ACE Program?
The Oracle ACE Program is designed to recognize and reward members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions to those communities. These individuals are technically proficient (when applicable) and willingly share their knowledge and experiences.
The program is comprised of 3 levels: Oracle ACE Associate, Oracle ACE, and Oracle ACE Director. The "Associate" designation is base level entry into the program for those who are just getting started with their community activities and aspire to contribute at higher levels. "Oracle ACE" recognizes established community contributors for their efforts. The "ACE Director" designation is for community enthusiasts who not only share their knowledge (usually in extraordinary ways), but also want to increase their community advocacy and work more proactively with Oracle to find opportunities for the same.
Who is eligible?
Candidates should be proficient in their area of expertise and demonstrate their willingness to share their knowledge and experience. Areas of contribution or activity include but are not limited to:
**Oracle employees are not eligible to participate in the program**
Who qualifies as an Oracle ACE Associate?
Any individual relatively new to the community who has initiated community contributions (in at least 2 areas) and is actively working on building a credible community profile.
What are the expectations for an Oracle ACE Associate?
Enthusiasm and commitment to increase their community participation level to reach Oracle ACE status after a 12 month period.
What are the benefits of being an Oracle ACE Associate?
What are the benefits of being an Oracle ACE?
What is the difference between Oracle ACE Associate and Oracle ACE?
Oracle ACE Associate is the base line entry for anyone who is new to the community and has demonstrated community activism in at least two areas. Oracle ACE has an established and respected community profile in several different areas.
How do I achieve a promotion from an Oracle ACE Associate to Oracle ACE?
After 12 months of active participation in the program, you must provide evidence of your increased areas of community participation. If you feel you meet the requirements, submit a completed Oracle ACE nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What expectations does Oracle have of an Oracle ACE?
The Oracle ACE designation is given to individuals as recognition of his/her past contributions. Oracle's only future expectation is that the recipient maintains his/her level of community activity.
What is an Oracle ACE Alumnus?
An annual review will be conducted to determine if program participants are remaining active in the community. If an Oracle ACE ceases his/her community activity for more than a continuous 12 months period, then the program office reserves the right to change the individual's status to "Alumnus" and no further contributions will be expected. Past participants are welcome to re-apply for ACE status via nomination form.
How do I make a nomination?
Nominations can be made by anyone. The nomination form and instructions can be found here.
How do I determine which tier to nominate a candidate?
Each tier builds upon the previous one(s). All the requirements in the Oracle ACE Associate level are also required in ACE and ACE Director. It is up to the judgment of the nominator as to which tier to submit the nominee. However, the finial decision on the initiation tier will be made by the Oracle ACE program office, based on candidate's qualifications.
Who makes the decision about entry into the program?
A nomination committee comprising members of the Oracle ACE Program Office and product management teams review every completed nomination form.
What is an Oracle ACE Director?
Oracle ACE Directors are individuals who not only meet the requirements of an Oracle ACE (that is, a track record of advocacy), but who can also commit to future participation in an ongoing dialog between Oracle and the people who use Oracle Technology or Applications in the "real world." Most Oracle ACE Directors have also made extraordinary contributions of some kind, whether technical or community-oriented. As with Oracle ACEs, employees are not eligible.
What are the qualifications for Oracle ACE Director?
Above and beyond those of an Oracle ACE, ACE Director qualifications include:
What does an Oracle ACE Director do?
What does Oracle provide for ACE Directors?
What commitment is required of an Oracle ACE Director?
Candidate must commit to the program for a minimum of 12 months. Within that timeframe, the following is expected:
First 3 months:
First 6 months:
Within 12 months:
An annual review will be conducted to determine if participants are meeting stated expectations. Oracle reserves the right to remove one's status if expectations are not being met in a 12 months period.
Will I be paid as an ACE Director?
No. Upon acceptance we ask that you agree to participate in an honorary, non compensated capacity. However, compensation is provided to individuals for published content on OTN, and travel & accommodations for official briefings will be covered by Oracle.
How can I become an Oracle ACE Director?
Nominations are open to the public but require sponsorship by either community program members and/or Oracle employee. A nomination committee will evaluate the submitted nomination form as well as validate credentials and areas of expertise. Recipients will be selected based on their qualifications. Oracle reserves the right to final judgment on all submitted nominations.
The Oracle ACE Director nomination form and instructions can be found here.
I'm an Oracle ACE and I want to become an Oracle ACE Director. How do I do that?
You must provide evidence of not only your past community contributions, but also your commitment to participate with Oracle in a 2-way dialog for a 12 month period. If you feel you meet the requirements, submit a completed ACE Director nomination form to Victoria Lira.
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