For the past two years, Red Gate’s Tribal Awards have let you, the SQL Server community, nominate and vote on their favorite community voices. Here’s the 2014 winners:
- Best New Community Voice: Cathrine Wilhelmsen (@CathrineW)
- Best Presentation at a Technical Conference: Dr. Rimma Nehme (@RimmaNehme)
- Best New SQL Book: SQL Server Query Performance Tuning by Grant Fritchey (@GFritchey)
- Best User Group: Atlanta MDF
- Best Outfit at a Tech Conference: Argenis Fernandez (@DBArgenis)
- Best Article that Saved My Bacon: SQL Server Howlers by Gail Shaw (@SQLinTheWild)
- Best Beyond the Call of Duty Contributions: Grant Fritchey (@GFritchey)
- Best Free PowerShell Script: Scanning the Error Log by Allen White (@SQLRunr)
- Best Fantasy Mentor: Paul Randal (@PaulRandal)
- Best Twitter Account: @BrentO (woohoo!)
- Best Blog: hey, ours! Woohoo!
This is the second year in a row that we’ve won the Best Blog award, and there’s three sets of people I want to thank.
First, I want to thank you, dear reader, for giving us the award. We toil away over a hot keyboard to bring you all kinds of useful stuff in a humorous way. It’s great to know that you enjoy our work.
Second, I want to thank my coworkers. Whenever they finish a blog post, they send it to the rest of the team for feedback, and I learn something in every single blog post I read. This job is so much fun.
Finally, I want to thank the other Tribal Award winners and nominees. This community is so uplifting, sharing, and generous. I’m proud to be a member of the SQL Server community.