What is the Oracle ACE program?
The Oracle ACE program is a community advocacy program for Oracle technology evangelists and enthusiasts, sponsored by and managed by Oracle Corporation. As stated on the ACE overview page at “http://oracle.com/technetwork/community/oracle-ace”, it is both a network as well as a resource for everyone in the Oracle community. It is not a certification program, and there is no course to study and no test to pass. Rather, the ACE program is a recognition program by one’s colleagues and peers, and joining is a process of nomination, review, and acceptance.
Who are Oracle ACEs?
They are your colleagues in the worldwide Oracle technology community, of which you and the RMOUG community here in Colorado are a significant part. There are now more than 500 people in 55 countries around the world who have been recognized by their peers and by Oracle Corporation. They are not employees of Oracle, but rather partners and customers of Oracle.
The ACE program is now 10 years old and comprises three levels…
ACE Associate – this is the entry-point for the program and an ideal form of recognition for technology community advocates who are building their reputations
ACE– established advocates for Oracle technology who are well-known in their community
ACE Directors – top-tier members of the worldwide community who engage with many users groups and advocates and with Oracle Corporation
The ACE program is always growing, and the current members of the program are always happy to help you make the step up and jump to the next level in your career. ACEs are expected to contribute to all or some of the following:
- contribute actively to technical forums like OTN community forum or the ORACLE-L email list
- publishing articles in newsletters, magazines, blogs
- publishing books
- tweet, post on social media
- organize community activities such as Oracle users groups
- present sessions at Oracle conferences and Oracle user group meetings
Few people do all these things, so don’t think that everyone does, but also please be aware that there are some who do, driving their careers above and beyond.
Joining the ACE program is not a one-time task, but an on-going commitment to contribution and sharing to build your community, whether that community is local to where you live, national, or world-wide.
To find out more about the program, go to the web page at “http://oracle.com/technetwork/community/oracle-ace/become-an-ace” or just contact one of the Oracle ACEs near you and ask questions.
That’s why we’re here.