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The Oracle ACE Program is designed to recognize and reward members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions. These individuals are technically proficient and share their knowledge and experiences through presentations, blog posts, articles, social media posts, community forum support and more. The Oracle ACE Program award is given for a one year term and past members are Oracle ACE Alumni.
The program is comprised of 3 levels: Oracle ACE Associate, Oracle ACE, and Oracle ACE Director. The Oracle ACE Associate award is the base level entry into the program for those who are just getting started with their community activities and aspire to contribute at higher levels. The Oracle ACE award recognizes established community contributors for their efforts. The Oracle ACE Director award is for community enthusiasts who not only share their knowledge (usually in extraordinary ways), but also want to increase their advocacy and work more proactively with Oracle to find opportunities for the same.
Candidates should be proficient in their area of expertise and demonstrate their willingness to share their knowledge and experience. Areas of contribution or activity include but are not limited to:
Please note Oracle employees are not eligible to participate in the program.
You can nominate yourself for consideration for the Oracle ACE Associate and Oracle ACE levels. Oracle ACE Director nominations must include both an Oracle product manager and an Oracle ACE Director reference and cannot be submitted by the candidate or the candidate’s co-worker. Please fill out the application in as much detail as possible. For each community contribution, include a URL link so the activity can be verified. Award recipients will be selected based on their qualifications. You can submit a nomination here.
Contributions include but are not limited to:
When entering a nomination, please only include contributions from the last 12 months.
Oracle ACE nominations are reviewed monthly by the Oracle ACE Program team and relevant product managers (based on the candidate's area of expertise).
The nomination review period takes approximately 4-12 weeks. We will notify the nominator via email as soon as the nomination review has been completed. For questions about your submission or the Oracle ACE Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oracle ACE Program office will email you with suggestions on what contributions are needed to become a stronger candidate for the program. You can submit a new nomination 9 months after your nomination decline decision.
For questions about your submission or the Oracle ACE Program, please email email@example.com. We will notify the nominator via email as soon as the nomination review has been completed; please do not contact us for a status update.
Below is a brief outline of Oracle ACE levels. Please see Get Nominated for more details. Oracle employees are not eligible to be nominated.
This level is ideal for community advocates who are building their reputations. An ACE Associate contributes in the community for at least one year
Enthusiasm and commitment to increase their community participation level to reach Oracle ACE status after a 12 month period.
This level is comprised of established Oracle advocates who have been sharing their knowledge with the community for at least three years.
Oracle ACE Associate is the entry point for anyone who is new to contributing in the community and has demonstrated activism in at least two areas. An Oracle ACE has an established and respected community profile in several different areas.
Oracle ACE Associates are automatically reviewed during the annual review in June for their eligibility to be promoted if they have been a program member for at least 6 months. If you feel you meet the requirements, email the Oracle ACE program to request a review at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oracle ACE award is given to individuals for a one-year period (June 1 – May 31) as recognition of their consistent community contributions. Once in the program, a member can continue to receive the Oracle ACE award annually based on a review each year in June for the previous 12 months of activity.
This level is comprised of top-tier community members who not only have been sharing their knowledge with the community for years, but who also participate in an ongoing dialog with Oracle and the people who use Oracle products in the "real world." Oracle ACE Directors are also known to their peers as experts in their area of focus.
Above and beyond those of an Oracle ACE, Oracle ACE Director qualifications include:
Candidate must commit to the program for a 12 month period. Within that timeframe, the following is expected:
First 3 months:
First 6 months:
Within 12 months:
An annual review will be conducted to determine if the Oracle ACE Director will receive the award for a consecutive year.
No. Upon acceptance we ask that you agree to participate in an honorary, non-compensated capacity. We do provide travel support to Oracle ACE Directors delivering eligible presentations at conferences.
Nominations are open to the public and require sponsorship by both an Oracle product manager and Oracle ACE Director reference. Nominations cannot be submitted by a co-worker. A nomination committee will evaluate the submitted nomination as well as validate credentials and areas of expertise. Recipients will be selected based on their qualifications. Oracle reserves the right to final judgment on all submitted nominations. If you meet the above criteria, your nominator should select Oracle ACE Director in the nomination form.
If you feel you are viewed as a thought leader in the Oracle community and you meet the requirements, have your Oracle product manager reference select Oracle ACE Director on the nomination app.
An alumnus is a past Oracle ACE Program member.