From Oracle FAQ
Oracle ACE is a Oracle Technology Network program that recognizes non-employee Oracle advocates for their contributions to the Oracle community.
Oracle ACE recipients are apparently chosen based on their significant contributions and activity in the Oracle technical community. Candidates can be nominated by anyone by completing a nomination form on the OTN website.
The program currently has two levels:
- Oracle ACE
- Oracle ACE Director
The entry-level requirements are the same for both levels, however ACE Directors are also expected to work closely with Oracle in terms of their community activity.
- Oracle Technology Network
- Tom Kyte - Controversial ACE as he also works for Oracle