I had the very pleasent surprise at the end of the ODTUG conference this year to be told that I've won Oracle Magazine's Oracle ACE Director of the Year award for 2009. With out a doubt this is an honour and I'm very appreciative to Oracle Corporation and its staff for this award, and especially to those who were kind enough to nominate me.
I was joking with Grant Ronald a few months back that I received my original ACE Director nomination when my first daughter was born, so was looking forward to becoming the grand-poo-bar when my second arrived. Apparently such flippant remarks become reality.
Thanks to everyone who has sent on their congratz via the other media channels including Twitter, LinkedIn, email and more.
I must also give a very special thanks to my "partner" in crime Jenny who gives her generous support and incredible patience in letting me pursue my Oracle activities. Mind you I've kept my side of the bargain and neither of my children yet know what an Oracle database is.