Tribal Awards 2014 Finalists

Nominations have been tallied and we have an official list of the Tribal Awards Finalists! Head on over to vote now.

Best Article

Best Blog

Fantasy Mentor

  • Paul Randal
  • Brent Ozar
  • Grant Fritchey
  • Kevin Kline
  • Kendra Little

Best Presentation

  • Rimma Nehme, PASS Summit 2014, Keynote on cloud
  • Mladen Prajdic – SQL Server and Application Security for Developers – PASS Summit 2014
  • Steph Locke – Introduction to R (SQL Relay & SQLBits)
  • Niko Neugebauer – ETL Patterns with Clustered Columnstore – PASS Summit 2014
  • Alex Whittles – Using PowerPivot and DAX to predict and win Fantasy F1 (SQLRelay)

Beyond the Call of Duty

  • Alex Whittles
  • Steph Locke
  • David Klee
  • Jen Stirrup
  • Grant Fritchey

Best New Community Voice

  • Andy Yun
  • Chathrine Wilhelmsen
  • Oz Locke
  • Luan Moreno Medeiros Maciel
  • Ginger Grant

Best New Book

  • Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration – Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Steven Wort, Ross LoForte, Brian Knight
  • SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP Inside the SQL Server 2014 Hekaton Engine – Kalen Delaney
  • SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez
  • SQL Server Query Performance Tuning 4th Edition by Grant Fritchey
  • SQL Server Source Control Basics by Rob Sheldon, Rob Richardson, and Tony Davis

Best Free PowerShell Script

Best Twitter Account

  • @BrentO
  • @PaulRandal
  • @SQLSoldier
  • @DataChick
  • @MidnightDBA

Best Costume

Go vote now!



The winner of each category will not only receive their own CUSTOM trophy (ho ho yes, we go the extra mile), but there is a prize to each winner as well. So, what will our winners win?

  • Best Free PowerShell Script – In honor of you making your script free, we’re giving you money. Well, the closest thing to money, an amazon gift certificate
  • Best User Group – Everyone who attends the next meeting gets a book from our library!
  • Best New Book about SQL – Even writers sometimes like to read, so we’ll send you a new book of your choice.
  • Best Outfit – We’d like to help with your outfit, if there’s an accessory we can add, we’ll get it for you (within reason).
  • Article that saved my bacon – Bacon jam.
  • Beyond the call of duty – a Backpack of Holding or Handbag of Holding, whichever you prefer.
  • Best Twitter Account – A very special T-Shirt
  • Best Presentation at a Conference – A sparkling new remote
  • Best New Community Voice – A free license of a Red Gate tool
  • Blog of the Year – Some Etip gloves, so you can keep writing even when the heat goes off!
  • Person you’d most like to have as a Mentor – Let’s face it, being Fantasy-Mentor level famous is hard, so you probably like a drink now and again. So the prize is a nice corkscrew set. If nothing else, it’s good for a re-gift.