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Introducing The Latest Oracle ACE Director (Aces High) October 10, 2008

Posted by Richard Foote in Oracle ACE Director.

I’ve just found out over the past couple days that a nomination for me to be made an Oracle ACE Director has been accepted by Oracle Corporation. It’s always pleasing to have your efforts acknowledged and appreciated by the Oracle community and so it’s really nice to be recognised in this manner by Oracle.

The Oracle ACE Program was setup a couple of years ago to publicly recognise and I guess reward and encourage people to share their technical knowledge and skills with the wider Oracle community. Anyone can be nominated to be an Oracle ACE and a committee review and accept nominations based on the candidate’s credentials. An Oracle ACE Director is someone who is not only recognised for past efforts and achievements but is also willing to commit themselves to ongoing participation and involvement in assisting the Oracle community.

For me the most exciting aspect of being an Oracle ACE Director is that it will hopefully open up opportunities to attend and participate in more events and conferences both at home and overseas. Australia is a difficult place from and to which to travel and this will hopefully enable me to “spread my wisdom” to more unsuspecting souls and to both meet and learn from more people. For example, Oracle Open World next year is now a distinct probability.

I would like to thank Daniel Morgan who nominated me and also my fellow Australian Oracle ACE Directors Marcel Kratochvil and Chris Muir who have both been really supportive in my appointment. Thanks guys.


1. Tony - October 10, 2008

Very well deserved. My heart felt congratulations to you.

Question: Do we have to call you Sir Richard or anything like that now?


2. Richard Foote - October 10, 2008

Thanks Tony

Generally yes, although I’ll allow friends to still call me just Richard, or worse 😉


3. Mdu - October 10, 2008

HI Richard,
Congrats! Fully deserved and enjoy it! So we can learn more from here now:)


4. Dan Norris - October 10, 2008

Welcome to the club! I assume you’ve been told about the secret handshake and mandatory tattoo requirement. There’s also the foot-washing ceremony at OOW every year, but I digress.

Congratulations! I honestly thought you’d already joined the ranks or I’d have nominated you myself!


5. Syed Jaffar Hussain - October 10, 2008

Very well deserved status. Welcome on board Richard.



6. Aman.... - October 10, 2008

That’s great sir. Heartiest congrats!


7. Amardeep Sidhu - October 10, 2008

Congrats Richard !

Keep rocking & writing 😉


8. Asif Momen - October 10, 2008

Well deserved. Congratulations !!!


9. Hans - October 11, 2008

Welcome to the club. The only point of confusion is that it took this long to realize you hadn’t been admitted earlier.


10. Patrick Wolf - October 11, 2008

Well deserved. Congratulations!!!


11. Robert Klemme - October 13, 2008

Dear Worse (SCNR),

congratulations! Your blog is a constant inspiration to me and I did learn a lot in the past already. So, spreading the word does work and I am sure you’ll have plenty more nectar for us thirsty souls.

Warm regards from Old Europe(TM)


12. Cary Millsap - October 13, 2008

Excellent, Richard; congratulations.


13. Richard Foote - October 14, 2008

Thanks all for your kind comments, much appreciated.

Dan, the “foot washing” ceremony fills me with some dread, although I suspect my surname might have something to do with it 😉


14. Anand - October 17, 2008

Hi Sir

Heartiest Congratulations 🙂



15. Brian Tkatch - October 23, 2008

“although I’ll allow friends to still call me just Richard, or worse ;)”

“Now, take a good look at me! I’m one that has spoken to a King, Iam: mayhap you’ll never see such another: and, to show you I’m not proud, you may shake hands with me!'”


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