Oracle ACE Program - FAQUpdated June 16, 2011
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 comprises two levels: Oracle ACE and Oracle ACE Director. The former designation is Oracle's way of saying "thank you" to community contributors for their efforts; we (and the community) appreciate their enthusiasm. The latter 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. In this sense, Oracle ACE is "backward looking" and Oracle ACE Director is "forward looking."
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:
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.
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.
Nominations can be made by anyone. Nomination form and instructions can be found here.
A nomination committee comprising members of the Oracle ACE Program Office and product management teams review every completed nomination form.
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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.
Above and beyond those of an Oracle ACE, ACE Director qualifications include:
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:
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.Back to top
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.Back to top
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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