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The Oracle developer community selected 7 finalists from the field of over 25 nominations in the PL/SQL category.
Many thanks to our judges:
Gürcan Orhan ~ Marcelle Kratochvil ~ Mike Riley ~ Steven Feuerstein
Thanks to all of you, who worked so hard reviewing the nominations, deliberating and taking the time to come up with a solid set of finalists.
We could not have had a Developer's Choice awards program without you.
Roger Troller has been working with Oracle Database since 1990, and with PL/SQL from when it was first available in SQL*Forms 3.0. In 1993, he moved to Basel and started working for Manor AG. The company was migrating its merchandise management system from SQL*Forms 3.0 (host-based) to Oracle Forms 4.5 (client/server). Roger assisted the developers in this process, setting up standards and guidelines for the development and the development process, as well as building a library (PL/SQL) to be used by all developers. In 1997, Roger joined Trivadis as a Consultant for Oracle-based software development and he has been there ever since, working for customers in many different fields, including transportation, commerce, pharma, banking, government, and insurance.
Patrick Barel is a Senior PL/SQL Developer for AMIS (www.amis.nl) in the Netherlands. He has been working with SQL and PL/SQL since 1999 and in that same time has been actively engaged in the Oracle Database community. He has written several plug-ins for PL/SQL Developer (http://www.allroundautomations.com/plsqldevplugins.html), and helped develop PL/Generator, a code generator created by Steven Feuerstein. Patrick has a long history of popular presentations at user group conferences, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming 2009 & 2010, Planboard symposium (Netherlands), UKOUG Tech 13, ODTUG KScope conferences in 2011 through 2013, and OUGN VarSeminar 2014 (Norway).
Adrian Billington is an Oracle ACE and a member of the OakTable Network. He is a co-author of Expert PL/SQL Practices and also contributed a section on pipelined table functions to Steven Feuerstein's Oracle PL/SQL Programming. Adrian's primary contribution to the Oracle Database community generally, and PL/SQL developers specifically, is the www.oracle-developer.net website. It started life as a small on-line repository of scripts and new feature demonstrations called Adrian's Oracle Pages. Since then it has grown into an essential resource for working with Oracle Database, containing detailed articles on SQL, PL/SQL and database features spanning Oracle 8i through Oracle Database 11g, as well as a number of popular tools and utilities free for the community to use.
Sean D. Stuber is a DBA at American Electric Power. He has been a developer for over twenty years, working with Oracle for most of that time. His main responsibilities are coding, tuning, and mentoring developers in how to best utilize their Oracle databases. Some of his articles have been published in the ODTUG Technical Journal, IOUG Tips & Best Practices Booklet, and on Experts-Exchange where Sean is a regular contributor (over 7,300 questions answered!) and topic advisor for Oracle topics. When not engrossed in Oracle, Sean enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and building things with his family. Sean is a regular player of the SQL quiz on the PL/SQL Challenge (ranked 95th worldwide). He created one of the leading solutions in the Obfuscated SQL Contest ran in 2015: https://blogs.oracle.com/sql/entry/obfuscated_sql_contest_sean_stuber