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Welcome to the Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Hall of Fame

The NetApp Community likes to recognize community members who show an active commitment and enthusiasm for helping others. We shine the light on these people to highlight the kind of role model behavior that makes a strong, thriving community.

  • Featured Members: Highlight those members of the community who show a willingness to help and share insights in the community.
  • Community Contests: The NetApp Community holds contests and gives prizes to our community members who get involved. Here, we showcase the winners and their contributions.
  • Top NetApp Participants: Recognizes those NetApp employee champions who help make this community thrive.

Top NetApp Employee Community Members


Featured Members

  • Michael Drüing
    Michael Drüing

    Michael Drüing is passionate about WAFL and NFS + dedupe with VMware, joined the communities to gain greater knowledge of the inner workings and undocumented parts of NetApp systems.

    Read more about Michael
  • Scott Chubb
    Scott Chubb

    Scott Chubb started started off in storage using only NAS. Currently he supports a smaller number of storage units, but uses them much more extensively as NAS, SAN, DR, virtualization storage, dedupe, and more.

    Read more about Scott
  • Francesco Duranti
    Francesco Duranti

    Francesco Duranti, longtime NetApp community member, has been working with NetApp products since 2003, most recently Snap Creator and WorkFlow Automation.

    Read more about Francesco
  • Michael Parker
    Michael Parker

    Michael Parker is passionate about SnapManager® products for SQL®/ Exchange®/ Oracle®, Snap Creator™, and performance optimization..

    Read more about Michael
Past Featured Members
What is a Feature Member? How to be a Featured Member?

Check out the FAQ document to what is a Featured Member, and how you can submit a member of the NetApp Community to be a Featured Member.

Community Contests

The NetApp Community holds contests and gives prizes to our community members who get involved.

Read about the contests and contest winning contributions from our NetApp Community.

Past Contest Winners

Make Us Flip

The Make Us Flip contest gave NetApp Community members, equipped with Flip cams, a chance to tell the community what made them Flip over NetApp.

Brendon Higgins
Brendon Higgins

Brendon Higgins, winner of our Make Us Flip contest.

See Brendon's story

Solutions Contest

This contest recognized and rewarded the best solutions developed by community members using NetApp® technologies. Members shared with the community what problems and use cases they had solved.

Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

Meet Matt, our first NTN Solutions Contes winner. Matt's submission on SnapVault for SMVI (SV-SMVI).

Read about this solution

Become a SANscreen Star

The Become A SANscreen Star Contest gave community members a chance to tell us about their experiences with SANscreen implementations.

Jeremy Fortin

Jeremy Fortin from Boeing, winner of our Become a SANscreen Star contest.

Read about Jeremy's winning submission