Announcing the Nexus 7 Contest Winner and Other Awesome ArticlesNovember 14, 2012 2:39 pm ·
Last month, we announced a contest to win a Nexus 7 tablet. To enter the contest, we asked Experts Exchange community members to write a technology-related article and work with our Page Editors to get the article published. The authors of the 10 articles that received the most points as of November 5th became contest finalists in the Nexus 7 contest. Our Page Editors then evaluated the 10 points earning articles and have picked a winner.
“Articles were judged on content and individual merit,” Page Editor mark_wills says. “It’s a pity that we couldn’t have had more than one winner, but we can’t and Valentino’s article in particular kept rising to the top of the list.”
SQL Server Expert Valentino Vranken is no stranger to the Experts Exchange community. Since joining the site in 2008, he’s amassed close to 1,500,000 points, earned six certifications, including two Sage certifications in MS SQL Reporting and SQL Server 2008 and written 17 articles. Of Valentino’s work, mark_wills says:
“As a seasoned and accomplished Author, we have grown to expect a great deal from Valentino given his experience (both within Experts Exchange and externally) and his latest submission certainly lives up to those expectations.”
But Valentino’s article wasn’t the only one that impressed the Page Editors. The following articles earned Experts Exchange Approved (a status awarded by the Page Editors and worth 4,000 points) and deserve to be recognized:
- Get Your Database Connection String In Seconds by tphelps19
- Common Ways to Address Performance Issues for Microsoft TMG, UAG and ISA 2006 by Bembi
- Advanced Batch File Programming: Validating Dates by paultomasi
- Do you know the “Python Launcher for Windows”? by pepr
- How to Find the Cause of Large Powerpoint Files? by sjm_ee
Unfortunately, we can’t give a Nexus 7 to everyone, but we do promise that there will be plenty more opportunities to win other tablets in the future. (Hint: Keep your eyes peeled for a fun holiday contest in the near future.)
Congratulations again to Valentino on winning the Nexus 7 tablet, and thank you to all the community members and page editors who participated in this contest.