Thanks to the work of Sharon on our team, she was able fulfill one of the desires Carl Backstrom had expressed a couple times.
The Oracle ACE program was "designed to recognize and reward members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions to those communities. These individuals are technically proficient (when applicable) and willingly share their knowledge and experiences." This really epitomized Carl - he was always ready and willing to share his vast knowledge with any one.
Well, as luck would have it, the folks at the Oracle Technology Network decided that Oracle employees could no longer be awarded the ACE designation. And that bothered Carl a little bit, as he was a very active contributor to the community every day. It just would have been nice to receive that designation.
Thanks to Sharon's suggestion, this has now been achieved: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/profile.jspa?userID=354238