Last week, I received the official feedback that I am now accepted to the Oracle ACE program, listed in the directory of groundbreakers and allowed to use this logo:
Im am very honored and grateful to receive this award and be a member of a group of over 450 Oracle experts around the world who love to share their knowledge.
For me, it’s a kind of “pat on the back” and a confirmation that what I write and talk about is seen as helpful for others – which is a huge motivation for me and has always be a main goal.
When I started to blog nearly two years ago, it was first of all for myself, because I enjoy writing about things that intrigue or bother me, but I wanted to do it in a way that probably could be helpful for others.
This very same motivation is still behind every post I write, it’s the reason I started my #100CodeExamples-Challenge (I’m still motivated to fulfil it, just not sure how long it’ll take) and it’s also the reason I started to present about stuff I care for.
I genuinely enjoy public talking (although it’s been very scary, too), but I want to do it in a way that is helpful and probably even entertaining for others.
Being an Oracle ACE now is an affirmation for me that I’m on the right track and that some people think I’m doing it well. That feels good and I appreciate and enjoy it, especially because everything I do in that matter is 100% voluntary.Continue reading