Got an unsung hero? Nominate that person for recognition at the Austin Summit.

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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HP1jAobT-s4hlqZpmxoGIGTxZmY6lCWolS3zOq8miDk/viewform

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.

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