Bellow are the nominees… in pseudo-alphabetical order with a short description for each one – I’m sure that you know them better than me – and at the end you have the poll.
Alister Christie – He has an ‘About’ page on his site but besides that CodeGearGuru.com is a site which is a must read – ok, sorry, a must watch for almost every Delphi newcomer (but not only). Alister’s movies are a very easy way to clarify a lot from our day-by-day programming problems.
Gary Darby – DelphiForFun is just what it says. Delphi for Fun. A feeling which is very rare nowadays in our community. But it is only just for fun? Gary’s ‘fun’ programs are aimed primarily to teachers and to the ones who want to learn Delphi in a nice / hassle-free way. Amazing work done from 2000 till now for free by someone who’s “a 69-yr old (as of 2008) retired programmer “ as he nicely writes in his ‘About’ page.
Jim McKeeth – “Our dearest radio station”, isn’t it? 🙂 – News and interviews about Delphi and object pascal programming. If Alister’s site is a must watch, Jim’s The Podcast at Delphi.org is a must hear. The restless Jim finds (where? …and how? I don’t know) the most prominent personalities of Delphi community unlocking for us, the mere mortals, the value which resides in them.
Neil Moffatt – A sensible photographer (as one can see from his artwork) but by far, for us the best shot which he did is the “Better Help” – the definitive reference of Delphi’s Basics in a very well organized site – a must read for everyone who just started to program in Delphi. The 10$ which costs the small program which holds his entire site off-line in a searcheable form is perhaps the best expense which any Delphi programmer can make.
Peter Below – (reposted) – Well, what can I say about Peter Below? For the ones who doesn’t know him, the words are quite incapable to describe who he really is. He is and was (and I hope will be) one of the best (if not the best) TeamB members in giving technical support in Borland, Inprise, DevCo, CodeGear, Embarcadero’s technical newgroups since… I don’t know when. Many many many years ago for sure. His very humble and skilled presence gave always a feeling of confidence to all of us.Peter Below – (reposted) –
Primoz Gabrijelcic – By far the “most hacker” one. 🙂 A real Delphi Geek which reminds us about the shadow of now defunct(?) Hallvard. His blog is stuffed with advanced stuff reaching till extreme cases like super-fast T-Shirts. 😀 All in all, an invaluable resource for any advanced Delphi programmer. And not to forget that he’s the author of OmniThreadLibrary – at the time of writing, the most used library for parallel programming.
Zarko Gajic – (“About.com Guide to Delphi Programming since 1998” – as is written in his blog). As perhaps you know, is #1 Delphi Site which provides tips, examples, help, how-to’s etc. In my humble opinion it is an invaluable resource for our community. Also, I do think that without this site, our community would be way smaller. (hint, hint, doc team).
…In a few words these are the ones who you chosen to be candidates for the Delphi Spirit Award this year. (To the nominees: guys, don’t believe the above advertising – I just wrote some words from top of my head in order to push the folks to vote. Thank you.)
Remember, this is a community recognition for everything which they have done for us.
So, guys, sit back, relax, and vote! The result will be made public on Saturday, 24 Oct. 2009.