Thank you for your support.  I appreciate your endorsement of my campaign for ODTUG Board of Directors, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve if elected.

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Endorsement Quotes

Roel is a great, down-to-earth guy with lots of good ideas.
Dimitri Gielis
I've known Roel for many years and his passion and enthusiasm for Oracle, APEX and User Group Communities is second to none.  I can think of no better advocate to strongly represent the User Community than Roel.  The ODTUG Board will be all the richer for having Roel on-board.
John Scott
Roel is the face of the APEX community and shared all his knowledge since I can think of at all conferences on this planet, Blog posts and books.  He is a real international guy which is really necessary for ODTUG to open up to the rest of the world.
Juergen Schuster
Roel is the guy! I will vote for sure in Roel for ODTUG Director!
Anderson Ferreira
I got to know Roel as a major contributor to the Oracle community.  And especially in everything to do with APEX he has always been an Early Adopter.  He's one of those guys who never thinks twice on sharing his knowledge and information.

Roel talked about his many ideas for the membership of the board and I fully support him for it! I know it's something he wants, I know it's something he'll be good at.  So, Run Roel ...  RUN ...  in all meanings of the word!

Roeland Van den Eynde
After joining on twitter I met Roel at several conferences.  It is really a charm of a guy with an enormous amount of knowledge.  To the point and clear, exactly what I like.  Keep on going Roel!
Pieter Van Puymbroeck
I know Roel for many years and he is contributing to many Oracle User Groups (not only in Europe, but also US and other continents), especially in APEX and development space.  I believe that he will serve to the ODTUG community and I do support him.
Gurcan Orhan
ODTUG is an international community! In order to grow and continue to provide valuable resources to the members, world-wide, we need someone like Roel who has the experience, drive, and network to make that happen.
Kent Graziano
Roel is the embodiment of ODTUG - community, sharing, knowledge, energy, and desire to make things better. Keep him on the board with your vote.  He's got mine.
Jeff Smith
Of course, it's true that Roel is very active in the Oracle community, very knowledgeable and a nice guy. But that goes for just about every candidate (if you replace guy by girl every now and then). I think Roel can bring a more internationalized view to the ODTUG board-meeting table, as you can read in his statement.  And since he made it clear that EScope, the working title for a KScope-like conference in Europe which some want ODTUG to create, is something that needs serious considering, I think you should vote for Roel if you feel the same!
Erik van Roon
First criteria for board members should be active in the community - Roel definitely fits the bill here 🙂 Secondly the board should ideally be balanced with regards to technology focus, gender, age, nationality.  Roel will help this balancing of ODTUG towards being genuinely international community.  He's even seriously considering EScope: Tweet Link \o/
Kim Berg Hansen
I believe that Roel's collected demeanor and vast experience as an IT professional is an asset in any life situation.  I'm excited about the possibilities of seeing Roel in a leadership role within ODTUG.
Jorge Rimblas
He lives in the same country as I do, we went to the same university and we share the same interests, like running and APEX.  Enough reasons to support him.  Besides that I really think he can accomplish things for the APEX community in Europe for ODTUG.  He definitely deserves a place in the ODTUG board.
Learco Brizzi
Roel is an excellent, “hands on” Oracle specialist and a real team-player.  He is always willing to share his knowledge.
Johan Zeldenrust
Roel would be an excellent addition to the ODTUG Board and being based in Europe is a great bonus for taking ODTUG to the next level. I have known Roel for years and he is always willing to give his time and expertise to help others.  He is active in forums, has a wildly popular blog and twitter.  He also sends out a weekly newsletter to help others in the community keep abreast of the latest news which must be time consuming but of great benefit to developers worldwide.  I have worked very closely with him in his role as KScope Content Lead for APEX and it has been a pleasure due to his great attitude and communication.
David Peake
I wholeheartedly endorse Roel Hartman for the ODTUG Board.  I've known Roel since 2008, when I first met him at the ODTUG Kscope conference in New Orleans.  Roel is not only a technical luminary, but he is also very much a champion and ambassador of both ODTUG and Oracle development tools.  He is a respected author and presenter.  Lastly, with the significant and growing number of Oracle and Oracle Application Express customers as well as ODTUG members in Europe, I think it would serve the ODTUG community well to have representation from a European.
Joel Kallman
Great guy, smart and full of energy.  Always optimistic.  Makes things happen.  With a strong technological background, international contacts and European roots - he almost sounds too good to be true.  Comes highly recommended.
Lucas Jellema
I strongly recommend Roel for ODTUG Board of Directors
Sincerely, Kamran Aghayev A., Oracle Certified Master, Oracle ACE Director, Author
President of Azerbaijan Oracle User Group (AzerOUG)

Kamran Aghayev
I've know Roel for last 4 year.  Blogs from Roel have helped me to improve my Oracle Apex Skills.
Prashant Chavan
When ever you have a question Roel will help you.  He is a great Member of the Community.  His Blogs are great.  Thanks Roel
Sandra Cordtomeikel
Roel is a great representative of the Apex community, and also a very nice guy :-).
Dick Dral
Roel is a very good ambassador for Application Express.  Roel presents at different users groups and shares his knowledge by blogging and co-authoring Application Express books. I really hope that someone from Europe will bring the Oracle community closer together.
Iloon Ellen-Wolff
It has been said before Roel is a very down to earth guy, who thinks before he speaks.  He does really make a difference and can bring a lot to ODTUG
Philippe Fierens
ODTUG is an amazing user group.  Having more ODTUG events in Europe will bring the Oracle Community closer and help European Oracle developers be better at what they do.  Roel is the right person to spearhead ODTUG's march to Europe.
Yalim Gerger
Roel has the endurance needed to help move the ODTUG into the next decade!
Anjo Kolk
Roel is a great supporter of user groups and has the time required to be a board member.  His area of expertise is APEX which is a very big area in ODTUG, he will make a great board member.
Debra Lilley
For many years Roel has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Oracle community, notable the APEX community.  He blogs, writes books, speaks at conferences, and recently served as the APEX track lead for ODTUG's Kscope14 & Kscope15.  Honestly, I don't know where he finds the time - but he does! And that's why I truly believe that Roel would make an excellent candidate for the ODTUG Board of Directors, especially as ODTUG seeks to broaden its global reach.
Daniel McGhan
Wonderful and knowledgeable person!
Inder Mohan
Roel has my full support to represent our APEX community on the ODTUG Board of Directors.  For years now, Roel has tirelessly contributed to the community by sharing his time, knowledge and guidance.  His global impact was recognised recently with an APEX Challenge Coin, sponsored by a Taiwanese developer, whom like me, has benefited from his generosity and dedication.
Adrian Png
I've always enjoyed Roel's sessions at Oracle events I am great fan of his Apex weekly newsletter.
Cuneyt Tasli
Even out of the 22 strong canditates for the ODTUG board, Roel stands out to me as clearly one of the top 4.  Help make this user group make a global impact and cast some votes.
Scott Wesley
Being a top developer, outgoing person, avid blogger and APEX enthusiast, always prepared to give a presentation about any DB related subject.  He is the most suitable person thinkable for this position.
Wouter de Waard

Supporter List

Kamran AghayevJackie McIlroy
Kim Berg HansenInder Mohan
Learco BrizziJennifer Nicholson
Nick BuytaertGurcan Orhan
Prashant ChavanDavid Peake
Sandra CordtomeikelAdrian Png
Wouter de WaardAdrian Png
Dick DralGert Poel
Iloon Ellen-WolffJorge Rimblas
Anderson FerreiraChristian Rokitta
Philippe FierensChristian Rokitta
Yalim GergerYasin Saygili
Dimitri GielisJuergen Schuster
Marco GralikeJohn Scott
Kent GrazianoJeff Smith
Mir Sayeed HassanCuneyt Tasli
Lucas JellemaRoeland Van den Eynde
Joel KallmanPieter Van Puymbroeck
Jan KarremansStijn Van Raes
Anjo KolkErik van Roon
Rick LeijsJonathan van Vianen
Debra LilleyYury Velikanov
Rodolfo LutheScott Wesley
Richard MartensJurrie Zaat
Sergei MartensJohan Zeldenrust
Daniel McGhan