I'd like to introduce a new round of community awards handed out by the Foundation, to be presented at the feedback session of the summit.
Nothing flashy or starchy - the idea is that these are to be a little informal, quirky ... but still recognizing the extremely valuable work that we all do to make OpenStack excel.
There's so many different areas worthy of celebration, but we think that there are a few main chunks of the community who need a little love:
- Those who might not be aware that they are valued, particularly new contributors
- Those who are the active glue that binds the community together
- Those who share their hard-earned knowledge with others and mentor
- Those who challenge assumptions and make us think
Since it's the first time (recently, at least), rather than starting with a defined set of awards, we'd like to have submissions of names in those broad categories. Then we'll have a little bit of fun on the back-end and try to come up with something that isn't just your standard set of award titles, and iterate to success ;)
The submission form is here, so please submit anyone who you think is deserving of an award!
The prizes are also still up for discussion, so if you have any thoughts on the goodies, post them on this dev mailing list thread.