January 9, 2009, Chicopee, MA — The Apatar Team launched the Apatar Community Awards (ACA) program that will be held annually in the following three nominations: Top Apatar Developer, Top Datamap Contributor, and Top Forum Member. The awards, created to pay tribute to the efforts and input of Apatar community, will be decided based on the number of features, datamaps, and posts submitted by the most active community members.
For the year 2008 the winners in each nomination are announced as follows:
• Patryk Szczypien, who created the CurrentTimestamp function and fixed a number of critical bugs, as the Top Developer
• Marian Edu, who contributed the connector for ProgressDB, as the first runner-up in this nomination
• Robert Wunsch, who contributed the connector for Salesforce.com Sandbox, as the second runner-up
• Alan Glass as the Top Datamap Contributor
• Gerd Wohlgenannt as the first runner-up
• Georgeann Zitkus as the second runner-up
• Marek Suchowski as Apatar’s Top Forum Member
• Dave Geller as the first runner-up
• Paul McGurn as the second runner-up
These nine “Top Apatarians of 2008” are granted 15 hours of free consulting. Thank you guys for making the project happen!
"Community attracted by Apatar has grown significantly over the last 6 months,” said Renat Khasanshyn, the founder of Apatar. “We appreciate contributions and feedback given by our community team members for the benefit of all Apatar users."
For more details on Apatar Community Awards, please visit www.apatar.com/en/aca_2008.html.
Apatar is the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market. With powerful Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities, Apatar enables its users to easily link information between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications (Salesforce.com, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3). Apatar provides support, training, and consulting services for its integration solutions. Headquartered in Western Massachusetts, Apatar operates a development center in Minsk, Belarus. Apatar is currently used by 7000+ organizations and individuals worldwide. For more on Apatar, please visit www.apatar.com and www.apatarforge.org.