Packt Author of the Year Award

I mentioned it on Twitter yesterday but I definitely wanted to spend more than 140 characters saying thanks. If you missed the tweet, what I’m talking about is that Packt announced that I won the Author of the Year Award for the Alfresco Developer Guide.

Earlier this year they had a nomination process which resulted in readers choosing me as a finalist. Getting that far was really cool and I definitely want to say thanks to the readers of the book and the blog for making that happen.

The next step was a round of judging. This took a while and I can’t imagine the process whereby you get a panel of judges, with different backgrounds and full-time jobs (I assume) to look at six technical books that cover a wide range of topics (Alfresco, Drupal, Ext JS, JavaScript, and SOA) and subsequently make sense of the feedback. Definitely a big thanks to Packt and the panel of judges who worked hard to make this happen.

The book was certainly a team effort. I had a great team of technical reviewers, and they were instrumental. I think it’s also important to recognize my firm, Optaros, because the project couldn’t have happened without their support and encouragement. The entire Alfresco team also got behind it in one way or another and that was important to the success as well.

Alright, enough said. I’ll quit before I start working my way down the family tree. Maybe Twitter’s length restriction really is the best thing for an acceptance speech. Thanks, again, to everyone involved!

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