Meet the First Oracle ACE Director in MySQL — Sheeri Cabral

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Sheeri Cabral - The First Oracle ACE Director in MySQL I’m excited to share the news that Oracle ACE program has been extended to cover MySQL community now and Pythian’s Sheeri Cabral has become the very first Oracle ACE Director in MySQL expertize area. It’s a special privilege for me to blog about it because I had a pleasure to nominate Sheeri in the first place. Being an Oracle ACE Director myself and knowing what’s involved, I believed that if Oracle ACE program is extended to MySQL, Sheeri must be the number one candidate.

It’s impossible to overestimate Sheeri’s role in the MySQL community — her advocacy for the technology and commitment to building and supporting the community. She’s been presenting about MySQL countless number of times and been actively involved in several community projects and organizations. She blogs frequently and with passion. It’s no surprised that Sheeri has been awarded MySQL’s Community Advocate, Communicator and Facilitator of the Year for two years in a row (2007 and 2008).

Sheeri has already been engaged in Oracle ACE activities when she co-presented with Oracle ACE Director Dan Norris during Oracle Open World 2008 — So You Want to Be and Oracle ACE?. Back then, Sheeri shared what it means to be a truly community advocate and contributor, regardless which technology you are using. Now that Oracle and MySQL database technologies live under the single umbrella, I’m very excited to see that communities are uniting as well.

I know that there are more excellent candidates for Oracle ACE program so if you think of someone, read the guidelines and nominate that person. Oracle ACE program does look for more MySQL participants. Remember that Oracle ACE program is about recognizing community contributors and advocates — see Oracle ACE program FAQ for more details on how nominations work.

Sheeri, congratulations and welcome to the Oracle ACE program.

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About the Author

What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

10 Comments. Leave new

Sheeri Cabral
April 6, 2010 10:39 pm

Thanx! As my first act as a benevolent director, I will give a keynote speech at the MySQL Conference about how the Oracle acquisition will affect the MySQL community….

Shlomi Noach
April 6, 2010 10:46 pm

Congrads, Sheeri!
Well deserved

Dave Stokes
April 7, 2010 9:32 am

This is one of those things that seem so obvious that you wonder why it did not happen earlier. Congratulations Sherri! You make the rest of us look slothful and dim in comparison!


Well deserved – congratulations! Keep up the good work, Sheeri. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Mark Callaghan
April 7, 2010 10:06 am

Congratulations. You earned this with lots of hard work.

Batia Kramer
April 7, 2010 8:27 pm

Wow – what an honor!!! Being the FIRST ACE!!!!I am so honored (and proud)!!!!
Go on, reach for the starts!!!! luv eema

Sharon Zupnik
April 8, 2010 1:55 pm

Wow.We are used to read these staff over the internet. Great honor to have someone from our family mentioned!!

Lymor Wasserman
April 8, 2010 8:08 pm

Well deserved, Sheeri!

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