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Hall of Fame

2008 Hall Of Famers
Lorenzo Barbieri
Anand Narayanaswamy
Lou Vega
Simone Chiaretta
Jeff Julian
Brad Jones
Michele Locuratelo
HimaBindu Vejella
Sukanya Vejella
Scott Dorman
Emanuele Mattei
Vito Arconzo
Marco Minerva
Mickey Gousset
Stephen Schmidt
Deepak Vasudevan
Alex Januschewsky

2006 Hall Of Famers
Russ Fustino
Joe Healy
Wally B. McClure

Community Credit Hall of Fame

Community Credit Hall of Famers are those contributors whos reputation precedes them in the development community. They are developers and technology evangelists who have contributed so substantially that they become among the forces that really help the development community thrive.

February 2008 Inductees

Lorenzo Barbieri
If there were a World Record for contributions to the development community, Lorenzo Barbieri would probably be in the Guiness Book right now. Although he has been rewarded 9 times, he has been quiet in Community Credit for the last several months. However, a testimonial to his activity is that even though he has not recorded his activities as of late, the enormity of his contributions clinched him in the #1 All-Time Contributor spot for close to a year.

Anand Narayanaswamy
Anand demonstrates that you can't keep a good man down. He has been rewarded a record breaking 17 times. This means that essentially every month that he has participated, he has been rewarded. Even under a curve, he is not deterred. When folks ask if the curve will make it impossible for them to win, I always point them to Anand's history.

Lou Vega
Lou Vega has been one of the Mainstay's of Community Credit. His profile speaks for itself. He has spoken at numerous Code Camps, user group meetings, he is an avid blogger, very active on discussion board and the many other things that truly help to support the development community. He is also a very motivational leader, always having words of encouragement to others in the development community and working with others to help them get started as speakers in user groups and code camps.

Simone Chiaretta
Simone has been active in the Development Community in some very unique ways. If you view his profile you will see that he has contributions in over 30 different categories. He is an extremely active bloger, blogging almost on a daily basis. He has also supported Community Credit in some very profound ways, the most notable being the developer of the Community Server Add On for community credit. That contribution is only rivaled by his integration of Community Credit into Subtext. With these integrations, he has helped others to get recognized and truly spread the underlying message of Community Credit.

Jeff Julian
Jeff Julian is a Rockstar that is known far and wide. Although relatively new to Community Credit, Community Credit has known and respected him for the longest time through his involvement in User Groups, Conferences and numerous Developer Communities. He has a background in payment processing networks and has offered consultation with other developers on the various payment networks including and paypal. One of his most widely known communities is, which is a veritable who's who of well respected Geek Bloggers.

Brad Jones
Brad Jones is also a very prolific winner, having been rewarded 13 times. Brad is another contributor wins almost every time he records his contributions. One of the nice aspects of Brad's involvement in the community is that, although he has been rewarded with some very cool prizes, he offers them to his user group as raffle prizes. It is a nice way to inspire others to participate.

Michele Locuratelo
Michele has been very long overdue to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. On top of all of his contributions to the development community in Italy, he is one of the folks that helps to approve submissions. Past accomplishments include helping to reward a member of his community,, with a Visual Studio Team Suite (one which he could have kept, but selflessly made sure that his community members receieved it instead.).

HimaBindu Vejella
HimaBindu is a very active member of many different communities, an active MVP and is recognized as a leading contributor to numerous communities. One aspect of Hima that I think differentiates her from many of her peers is how she is very encouraging to others in her posts and is always helping others. On top of that, her profile shows a wide variety of submissions types spanning almost 40 categories.

Sukanya Vejella
Sukanya, also an MVP, is one who has a very impressive history of contributions to the development community. She is a very active contributor on discusson boards, often answer between 10 to 20 questions per day. Sukanya has been rewarded in Community Credit on five different occassions and has recorded over 1200 submissions to date.

Scott Dorman
Scott Dorman, a C# MVP, is one of the members of the community that I know personally and I can attest to his contributions to the development community since I have participated in many of them with him. He is a frequent speaker at User Groups and CodeCamps, he Blogs like a madman and a very well respected member of many communities, including CodeProject where he was named a CodeProject MVP this year. He has been rewarded 5 times in Community Credit and has logged almost 2,000 submissions.

Emanuele Mattei
Emanuele is a very serious member of the Developer Community in Italy. While he has only been rewarded twice, which is low in comparison to some of the other members being recognized, he was the grand prize winner in both of the months in which he participated.

Vito Arconzo
Vito Arconzo is a very active member of our community. Not only has he written his first book on WPF over the last year, but he has been an extremely active blogger, including giving regular feedback to blog posts of others. He is also a very frequent participant in discussion boards. Vito has been rewarded 8 seperate times in Community Credit.

Marco Minerva
Marco has been extremely active over the last year and if you view his profile, you have to scroll down quite a bit to see all of his contributions. In his history, he has been rewarded on 7 different months.

Mickey Gousset
Mickey Gousset, a Team Systems MVP, has been a very active blogger, blogging on an almost daily basis. Mickey runs a site, and the name speaks for itself regarding his attitude toward Teams System. In addition to his blogging, he has a very regular series of Webcasts on Team Systems. Mickey has been rewarded 5 times in Communnity Credit.

Stephan Schmidt
Stephan Schmidt has also been active in community credit for a very long time. He has a very active community, as well as an MVP and he was been rewarded time after time by consistently submitting the great content that he publishes on his website. On any given day, he publishes high quality content on his site.

Deepak Vasudevan
Deepak Vasudevan has been a supporter of the development community for as long as I have known about him as well as being a great supporter of Ccommunity Credit. Although many people may not be aware of his contributions in community credit, he is always suggesting improvements to it and feedback, many times in very technical details. He is also very well known and recognized by virtually every development community that he is involved in. He is a great leader among geeks.

Alex Januschewsky
Alex Januschewsky, a Windows Mobile MVP, is a very well known and well respected champion in the Austrian IT Professionals community. His list of presentations at User Groups and Conferences seems to go on almost indefinitely and pales only in comparison to his list of published articles. From a website perspective, he is best known for his get out of debt website As a result of his overwhelming level of contributions, he earned nearly 1 million points of recognition in just a few short months and you always new when he was involved. He has been in the All Time contributors list since June of 2006.

February 2006 Inductees

Russ Fustino and Joe Healy are the very first inductees into our hall of fame, and for very good reason. I can attest personally to their contributions in the SouthEast area through their organization of Code Camps, .NET Pub Clubs and the never-ending 24/7 support that they lend to the development community. They have helped shaped the development community into what it is today. Kudos to the both of you for a job well done!!!

Hall of Fame FAQ

How do I get into the hall of fame?

Members of the development community are selected and awarded this designation, based on their reputations, their overall body of work, and most importantly their attitude and passion toward supporting the development community. The Prestigious "Community Credit Hall of Famer" title is the one award that is not based on the Community Credit point system.

How are Hall of Famers selected? Tell us about the process.

Each month, nominees to the Community Credit Hall of Fame will be made by a combination of decisions by existing Hall of Famers, with two new members recognized per month. Submission are also made based on email submissions by members who suggest candidates.

What do Hall of Famers recieve?

The Hall of Famer Designation includes the following priceless benefits: Prestige... Bragging rights....A Stupid Gift.... A plaque to hang on their wall...A very cool "Hall of Famer" logo showing that they are in the hall of fame.

Featured Developers

Teemu Keiski
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Scott Dorman
Scott has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember, but st

Sage Elavon
Sage Elavon is a software developer in Johannesburg South Africa. He writes the blog (read more...

Kim Schmidt
Kim Schmidt is a .NET Developer who has worked with numerous technologies & languages; however, she

Lou Vega
Lou Vega is a founding member and current president of the Greater Charleston .NET User group. He is


2/19/08 - 2008 Hall of Famers inducted
17 New members to the Community Credit Hall of fame were inducted. You can read about them and the reasons why they were inducted on the Hall of Fame page.

1/25/08 - Grafitti AddOn released
Keyvan Nayyeri just release a Grafitti AddOn for Community Credit. It is actually part of a bigger package of REALLY Cool AddOn's that you should definitely check out. You can check it out in Keyvan's Grafitti Extra's CodePlex project.

1/17/08 - Community Credit Toolkit released
Keyvan Nayyeri just release a toolkit for community credit to simplify the use of the Community Credit Web Services. If you are using the web services in your community or would like to, I would recommend checkint it out in Keyvan's CodePlex Project.

10/15/07 - We have a new Newsletter Editor.
Everybody congratulate Lou Vega as our new newsletter editor. We may now have newsletters that go out on a regular basis.

05/30/07 - Newsletter changed to use Constant Contact. The newsletters will no longer be accessible online, but they will look alot better.

2/19/06 - Newsletter Section has been added. The current and past newsletters can be found in the new Newsletters page.

11/18/06 - Newsgroup Submissions Get Automatic Credit For those hardcore posters in public newsgroups, you can now get automatic credit for your contributions. If you are interested in this feature, just drop me an email at

11/01/06 - Big Contest: a Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite with MSDN® Premium Subscription! If you are the most active discussion board poster in the last two months of 2006, you will be the winner. Simple as that! details...

08/02/06 - Community Server AddOn Released Get Community Credit automatically for your blogs and discussion posts. Check it out

07/23/06 - Discussion Board Added You can now post discussions in our new forums. Check it out

02/24/06 - Web Service Beta Program started. You can now integrate Community Credit Web Services into your own website. If you are a website owner that would like to automatically reward your members for their contributions, please take a look at our Affiliate Program

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