The Oracle ACE Program is a community of some of the foremost Oracle technology and product mavens in the world.
It recognises not just domain expertise and professional achievement, but also community advocacy - ACE Program members play a vital role in helping others succeed when it comes to using and deriving business innovations from Oracle technologies and applications.
If you’ve been to an Oracle or user group conference or read your fair share of how-to articles, chances are you’ve learned directly from an Oracle ACE.
The ACE Program provides a new level of access and resources to its members, specifically in terms of ACE-only networking and professional development opportunities.
There are more than 500 Oracle ACE Program inductees across three membership tiers: ACE Associate, ACE, and ACE Director.
The program enjoys global representation across 57 countries, with UK and European leaders comprising a big part of the total: currently 175 members live in an EMEA country (February 2015).
Program Icons & What They Mean
Oracle ACE Associate = Novice community advocate
Oracle ACE = Proficient community advocate
Oracle ACE Director = Expert community advocate
So you want to become an Oracle ACE
The first step is to gauge your community involvement to date: in accepting new ACEs, the Program looks for ways in which you’ve added value to your own Oracle networks - that might mean actively volunteering in your user group, sharing advice regularly through your blog or platforms such as Oracle Scene, and/or presenting at conferences or user group meetings. These and other community-focused activities constitute the requirements for obtaining your ACE membership.
We have loads of ways you can get involved in UKOUG!
Take a look and get in touch if you want to discuss these opportunities or any other suggestions – we’d love to hear from you.
You can learn more about the Oracle ACE Program, membership requirements, and the overall application review process here.