Last year I wrote “And the winners are …” when I posted the Top Contributor List for 2005. We all are a year older and may be even a bit wiser now. These are no winners. There was no chance at play. Hard work, blood, sweat and tears is needed for you to make the Top Contributor list. (Of course there are exceptions, like the third place on SDN General got there more or less leisurely.)
Thomas Jung last year was number one with 10182 points. This year Edwin Harpino (A.H.P.) clocked in at 20856 more than double last year’s number. Consider in addition that last year’s cut off date was September 16th and this year it was July 28th that is 6 weeks earlier. Wow, the bar is set higher.
Here are the best of the best:
Top Contributor SDN Overall
Last year’s number 8 and 9 respectively have been motivated enough to contribute even more and move up to spot 2 and 3 of the overall list. And the rising star of SDN 2006 for a very long time only known as A.H.P.: Edwin Harpino. All three are doing amazing stuff mainly in the forums. No doubt SDN wouldn’t be the same without you three. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The beauty is all three of them will be at the SDN Day as well as at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas.
1 Edwin Harpino A.H.P 20856
2 Rich Heilman 17229
3 Bhanu Gupta 12633
Top Contributor Development Areas
ABAP The stomping ground for Rich, Vija and Ravikumar.
1 Rich Heilman ABAP 14600
2 Vija Babu Dudla ABAP 10208
3 Ravikumar Allampallam ABAP 7010
Business Intelligence This is where Edwin rose to be a star as well as Bhanu and Dinesh are super active.
1 Edwin Harpino A.H.P BI 20502
2 Bhanu Gupta BI 12470
3 Dinesh Lalchand BI 6934
SAP Business One I like that we separate Business One from the rest of development, as total other skills are needed and tools are used. If you have questions the chance is good that Ibai, Adele or Louis will help you out in the forums.
1 Ibai Peña Business One 1718
2 Adele le Roux Business One 1626
3 Louis De Gouveia Business One 1466
Business Process Expert Very young up and coming community. Andrea, Charlie and Anirban are early adopters. Congratulations. It makes me especially happy as Andre and I once worked in the same team.
1 Andre Truong BPX 776
2 Charlie MacMaster BPX 512
3 Anirban Kundu BPX 486
SAP Business Solutions I was convinced that the first three would all come from the very active CRM forum, after all it got a head start to the other forums, but Christophe proofed me wrong by collecting almost all of his points in the SRM Forum. Excellent. HCM and ERP is very active too.
1 Christophe Denysiak Business Solutions 2858
2 Gregor Wolf Business Solutions 1858
3 Amit Mishra Business Solutions 1698
Database and OS Platform A very young and very promising area on SDN. Congratulations Johannes, Roland and Victor. Next year it will be a lot harder to top this category.
1 Johannes Heinrich Database and OS Platform 300
2 Roland Mallmann Database and OS Platform 212
3 Victor Lin Database and OS Platform 150
SAP Enterprise Portal Daniel Wroblewski always active, so I am happy to see this activity paying off with spot number one here. Detlev has less points than last year, hop it isn’t something that we did or said, but rather he is taking a breather to focus more on his family or his day job.
1 Daniel Wroblewski Enterprise Portal 4674
2 Detlev Beutner Enterprise Portal 3468
3 Piyush Kumar Enterprise Portal 1812
Enterprise Service Architecture That was a close call Andre. One very good answer in the forums (6 points) versus good answer (2 points) made the difference.
1 Andre Truong ESA 812
2 Kartik Iyengar ESA 810
3 Sindhu Gangadharan ESA 610
Exchange Infrastructure I have not expected any differently. Mister XI Michal Krawczyk who’s XI FAQ blog post is still the most viewed post on SDN. Followed by very active Krishna and Bhavesh. Thanks to all three of you.
1 Michal Krawczyk Exchange Infrastructure 7604
2 Krishna Moorthy P Exchange Infrastructure 4828
3 Bhavesh Kantilal Exchange Infrastructure 3162
Knowledge Management I guess here in the KM area is where Detlev spent more time versus the portal forum this year. Congratulations.
1 Detlev Beutner Knowledge Management 2064
2 Patricio Garcia Knowledge Management 1212
3 Robert Briese Knowledge Management 1148
SAP Master Data Management This is a relatively new module, but with a lot of potential. I am convinced this one will go through the roof in 2007. Thank you Claus, Paul and Anand for creating community.
1 Claus Diergardt MDM 1800
2 Paul Weinberg MDM 1440
3 Anand Chandrashekar MDM 940
SAP Mobile Infrastructure It took me a while to find the top contributor because it turns out that Jo Gel Santiago has switched: From being an SAP employee to working for Cisco. (Hint for every developer out there, don’t put intelligence into your user-IDs). We have now merged the points of his old with his new user and now he has over 2000 points. May be now the T-shirt delivery will work out for him.
1 Jo Gel Santiago Mobile Infrastructure 1634
2 Rahul Gavande Mobile Infrastructure 990
3 Kishor Gopinathan Mobile Infrastructure 953
SAP NetWeaver Platform Ginger and Nicholas sharing top spot in the general NetWeaver category. I hear Ginger has 20 hours of lecture and hands on sessions at TechEd and is also doing a session at the SDN Day.
1 Ginger Gatling NetWeaver Platform 1250
2 Nicholas Holshouser NetWeaver Platform 1250
3 Venky Varadadesigan NetWeaver Platform 1140
Scripting Languages The first three very close together, and Craig is really spearheading this initiative at SAP with Anton and Vasil not too far behind. The only one missing in this list for me is Piers Harding.
1 Craig Cmehil Scripting Languages 1260
2 Anton Wenzelhuemer Scripting Languages 1132
3 Vasil Bachvarov Scripting Languages 1120
SAP Security A super important and way to often neglected developer topic. Congratulations to Kristian, Gerlinde and Melanie.
1 Kristian Lehment Security 1120
2 Gerlinde Zibulski Security 660
3 Melanie Handreck Security 500
SAP Technologies Eddy did the amazing SDN World Map mashing SDN Business card with locations on a world map. Well deserved Eddy, well deserved.
1 Eddy De Clercq Technologies 1774
2 Wolfgang Hegmann Technologies 1000
3 Pascal Willemsen Technologies 910
Web Application Server Durairaj aced out two very prolific contributors Thomas and Eddy. Excellent job Durairaj.
1 Durairaj Athavan Raja Web Application Server 3904
2 Thomas Jung Web Application Server 2688
3 Eddy De Clercq Web Application Server 2234
Web Dynpro Also a very popular theme. Congratulations Valery, Thomas Jung was close behind, but you toped him by more than 200 points.
1 Valery Silaev Web Dynpro 3258
2 Thomas Jung Web Dynpro 3036
3 Bertram Ganz Web Dynpro 1980
Web Services Wow only 60 points the equivalent of an average Weblog is making the difference between first and third place.
1 Umit Yalcinalp Web Services 540
2 Susanne Rothaug Web Services 500
3 Martin Raepple Web Services 490
SAP xApps There is so much more to talk about in the xApps area. May be 2007 is the year it really kicks in. Thanks to Kartik for flying the xApps flag.
1 Kartik Iyengar SAP xApps 780
2 Bimal Mehta SAP xApps 302
3 Guillaume Garcia SAP xApps 266
SAP General I am just super happy having Craig on board to energize the SDN community and it shows in how many points he has here. Remember the SDN Team never gets more than 40 points for a blog post.
1 Craig Cmehil SDN General 4271
2 Eddy de Clercq SDN General 2433
3 Mark Finnern SDN General 2303
Once in a while I a wear the SDN General pin from last year around the SAP Campus. Colleagues look at it and say: “So you are the SDN General? How many stars do you have?” And I have to say: “No that is only a category on SDN where the points for general SDN topics that do not fit anywhere else are collected.”
Of course I also love that Eddy is so passionate about SDN that he is in front of me this year. Great job Eddy and so deserved.
All of the above will get pins for their accomplishments and gift certificates to the SAP shop. If you are coming to TechEd please pick yours up at the SDN Clubhouse. We also want to bring you all on stage for a group picture during Demo Jam. Will let you know about the details.
Many good contributors to SDN are not on this list. We try to measure and award according to the effort that SDNers have put into their contributions and the benefit for the SDN and now BPX community derived from these contributions. Of course even with our best effort things fall through the cracks, people try to game the system … Please let us know if there are unsung SDN heroes that have done exceptional things on SDN, but didn’t make the list. No system is perfect and we are open to suggestions on how to recognize and reward fairly all contributions here. Please post these either to this Weblog or the SCN Support.