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Tech Champion of the Year

Tech Champion of the Year

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As part of our Community Awards 2013, we're looking to celebrate the most valued technology enthusiast on AccountingWEB.

We want to know who deserves the title of Technology Champion of the Year* (see comment below - Ed) and our Christmas prize from sponsors Clear Books. 

This could be a member who contributes the most useful, detailed answers to posts or simply someone you respect and admire for their IT knowledge. 

You can nominate your favourite techie member by commenting below and including their username, or simply by clicking 'thanks' on a comment that's already mentioned them.

The winner will be announced in our 20 December email bulletin - so you have a full week to vote for your favourite!

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By Archon
13th Dec 2013 12:55

This is the same as boffin of the year?

So I'm gonna interpret 'Tech' as 'Techie' and vote for Paul Scholes.

Frequently adds valuable input to Cloud software discussions.

 

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By redman7
13th Dec 2013 16:12

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another vote for Paul Scholes - he's helped me numerous times over the last 12 months and he put me on to the concept of the hosted desktop, which is great :-)

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John Stokdyk, AccountingWEB head of insight
By John Stokdyk
16th Dec 2013 11:17

Just to clarify...

The Tech champion is intended to celebrate our techology-focused community, while Boffin of the year and Technical Thread of the year are more about tax and accounting expertise - we will try and refine the terminolgy next year to avoid any further confusion.

Don't worry though, we'll take account of your votes in both categories when totting up the nominations.

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By stepurhan
16th Dec 2013 12:10

Confusing OP

John Stokdyk wrote:
The Tech champion is intended to celebrate our techology-focused community, while Boffin of the year and "technical thread" of the year are more about tax and accounting expertise - we will try and refine the terminolgy next year to avoid any further confusion.
You say this is about technology, and yet the opening post talks about just the sort of expertise you are saying isn't covered by this award. Even with the new "see comment below" the opening post still says after this.

OP wrote:
This could be a member who contributes the most technical, detailed answers to posts or simply someone you respect and admire for their knowledge of a certain area.

Given the confusion already generated, with time running short for votes, you might be better off scrapping this separate award this year and refining the terminology before next year.

EDIT : I note that this now says "IT knowledge". This amendment obviously took place after I originally wrote this post, as I copied and pasted from the OP at the time. I stand by my point that too much confusion has been created already.

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By Steve Kesby
16th Dec 2013 11:28

Ah...

... how's your technology Euan?

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By mrme89
16th Dec 2013 11:36

@ John - would it not be best

@ John - would it not be best to delete current comments to revote in light of the new information?

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By Catherine123456
16th Dec 2013 12:18

Merlyn

....gets my vote. Really helpful and I can actually understand what he is saying (most of the time).

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By merlyn
17th Dec 2013 07:53

Thank you

Catherine123456 wrote:

....gets my vote. Really helpful and I can actually understand what he is saying (most of the time).

Aww thank you very much, thats really made my day :-)

Guessing it helps that I'm not an accountant but work in the IT field.

 

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John Stokdyk, AccountingWEB head of insight
By John Stokdyk
16th Dec 2013 12:40

Hope that's tidied things up satisfactorily

Sorry for further confusion this morning, folks - especially to Mrshamilton and The Innkeeper, whose nominations have disappeared.

I transferred all the votes and some of the comments relating to technical specialists to the Boffin thread, leaving the way clear to concentrate on technology-related contributions here. We'd hate to scrap the category just because we tangled up our syntax in the nomination threads.

While we're here, do have a look at some of our technology discussion groups - there are some really helpful people there including jondon, Witch-Queen and SarahDouglas, who each get one-third of a vote from me.

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By mrme89
16th Dec 2013 17:32

My vote goes to Paul Scholes for this. He has contributed a lot in terms of drop-box, hosting, cloud etc.

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By sarah douglas
17th Dec 2013 23:49

Thanks John

Thank you John . Sorry I did not answer more this year but was out of bounds for a while with  operations.  Hope you and the team have a lovely Christmas and New Year and I look forward to continue learning from everyone as usual. 

Sarah

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