Every year, there's a task that is both difficult and pleasant at the same time: Picking three outstanding contributors from the MySQL Community. MÃƒÂ¥rten Mickos, MySQL's former-CEO and Sun's now-SVP of the Database Group, has just presented the results by handing out the 2008 MySQL Community Awards.
Rich Green, Diego Medina, Baron "xaprb" Schwartz, Sheeri Kritzer Cabral, MÃƒÂ¥rten Mickos at the award ceremony
This time, our choice fell upon these three community members, whose contributions we very much appreciate:
Code Contributor of the Year: Baron "Xaprb" Schwartz, for the Maatkit toolkit
From the creation of the most popular MySQL toolkit, Maatkit, to his outstanding and comprehensive blogging, we would like to recognize Baron Schwartz for his extraordinary contributions to the greater MySQL community.
Quality Contributor of the Year: Diego Medina
The next award winner has distinguished himself this past year in being the most prolific forum poster, answering questions in multiple categories with great zeal, and for logging countless reproduceable bug reports. For his efforts, we recognize Diego Medina for his outstanding contributions to the MySQL community.
Community Advocate, Communicator and Facilitator of the Year: Sheeri Kritzer Cabral
As the only community member to receive an award two years in a row, this next award winner has once again distinguished herself from her peers in working to promote MySQL, to organize meetups and local events, for blogging about MySQL issues and concerns, and for being an advocate in the truest sense of the word. We recognize Sheeri Kritzer Cabral for her tireless community efforts.
Thank you, Baron, Diego and Sheeri!
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