Well, this is a completely different post from what I usually publish. I like to blog about technology, personal interests and achievements.
This time I really would like to spend a few words to praise a friend.
I met Franck Pachot for the first time back in 2012, it was my first month in Trivadis and, believe it or not, Franck was working for it as well. I have the evidence here 😉
It was the first time since years that I was meeting someone at least as smart as me on the Oracle stack (later, it happened many more times to meet smarter people, but that’s another story).
A few months later, he left Trivadis to join it’s sworn enemy dbi services. But established friendships and like mindedness don’t disappear, we continued to meet whenever an opportunity was coming up, and we started almost simultaneously to boost our blogging activities, doing public presentations and expanding our presence on the social medias (mostly Twitter).
After I’ve got my Oracle ACE status in 2014, we went together at the Oracle Open World. I used to know many folks there and I can say that I helped Franck to meet many smart people inside and outside the ACE Program. A month after the OOW, he became an Oracle ACE.
Franck’s energy, passion and devotion for the Oracle Community are endless. What he’s doing, including his last big effort, is just great and all the people in the Oracle Community respect him. I can say that now he is far more active than me in the Oracle Community (at least regarding “public” activities ;-))
I said: “If you become ACE Director by the end of April I will write a blog post about you.” And that’s where this post comes from.
Congratulations ACE Director Franck, perfect timing! 🙂