Greetings to our PI DevClub community. It's that time once again where we announce the 2019 class of PI DevClub All-Stars. Not to spoil the surprise, but I could have dusted off the 2018 announcement, and only scratched off a couple of names. Allow me to explain these particular awards a bit more. You do not have to be a paid subscriber to PI Developers Club. Anyone who is a subscriber is automatically eligible for the award. For anyone is who is not a subscriber, we review many of their posts to be sure that a significant number of posts are code-related. However, code is not limited to the PI Developer Technologies (AF SDK, PI Web API, SQL Family). We include Asset Analytics and PowerShell as well.
What you will discover common in all the winners is not just a sharp technical knowledge of PI, but more so a willingness to help others. Awards are given as a recognition of such spirit to help others.
PI Developers Club Community All-Stars
This is a repeat across the board as 2018.
- Roger Palmen checks in at the top of our list. This should not be surprising to anyone who even casually follows the forums. Since winning All-Star the previous year, Roger has also climbed to top of the All-Time Leaderboard. Seriously, I have lost track of how many consecutive years Roger has won. 7 or 8 maybe.
- John Messinger wins for the 3rd year in a row.
- Dan Fishman wins for the 2nd year in a row.
It's interesting having a global community because when I wake up in the morning to read the forums, these All-Stars have most likely already replied to most new questions. John is from Australia, Roger from the Netherlands, and Dan is US-based.
PI Developers Club Rising Star
Anyone who has not previously won an All-Star or Rising Star award is eligible for Rising Star as long as some portion of their posts have been code-related. This years recipient is a very prolific poster, the majority of which are not within the PI DevClub forums. Nonetheless since he posts with such a high volume, we were able to easily find many that were code-related.
- Lal Babu Shaik from Australia is the 2019 Rising Star!
The Community All-Stars and Rising Star all win the same award:
- Amazon Gift Card worth 400 USD.
- 1 year free subscription to PI Developers Club.
- 100% discount to one of the following PI World events: Gothenburg 2019 or any PI World 2020.
While all OSIsoft employees are always eager to give a helping hand, we want to recognize those they go the extra mile. Our 2019 Internal All-Stars are:
Sebastien Raposo And Seb is already making a strong claim for 2020 with his excellent, must-read series on Asset Analytics.
Jinmo Yi wins for the 2nd year in a row.
David Hearn is a multiple recipient. I joke that I know when the Asset team has completed their sprint because David's posting activity increases around that time.
The Internal All-Stars each win an Amazon Gift Card worth 200 USD.
Never too late to think of next year
It's not impossible to break into the top 3 and shake the grip that Roger, John, and Dan have on the All-Star awards. I have seen Ernst Amort (prefers being called Holger) and Jim Gavigan each with good activity in their own blogs. Will Rhys Kirk, Asle Frantzen, or Lonnie Bowling find time in their jobs to post more and find themselves returning to the winners circle? Time will tell. See you next year when we announce the 2020 winners.