The DevOps Dozen honors the best of the best in DevOps. The third annual DevOps Dozen awards opened for nominations today. Finalists will be selected based upon how many people nominated them. The top 4 to 6 nominees in each category will then make it to the finalists. The winners will then be voted on by our panel of judges.
You can nominate up to two entrants in the 12 categories for the DevOps Dozen. It is one nomination per person though. We are also requiring name and email address for all people nominating. While that is not going to thwart ballot stuffing, we hope people take these awards in the spirit they are meant to be.
As stated earlier, we will take the top 4-6 nominees in each category and designate them finalists. Our panel of judges will then pick the winners from that finalists list. Finalists can submit a presentation on why they deserve the award. These can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be announced 2nd week of November and winners will be announced in December.
Who are the judges? This is tough. We couldn’t have anyone who might be eligible for an award. That disqualifies vendors, practitioners and many others. However, I think we have 4 great judges:
- Alan Shimel, founder, editor-in-chief, DevOps.com
- George Hulme, long time tech journalist and editor at DevOps.com and Security Boulevard
- Jayne Groll, CEO and co-founder of the DevOps Institute
- Ericka Chickowski, an original editor of DevOps.com and well know tech journalist
So what are the dozen categories for the DevOps Dozen this year? Well you can get the full story at the site itself. Here they are as well:
If you have questions after visiting the DevOps Dozen website, write us at DD@devops.com.
The DevOps market is so crowded with worthy winners that we know some great companies and people won’t make the cut. However, there can be only one (as they say)
Voting for finalist nominees is open for just 2 weeks, so don’t waste time. Nominate your favorites today. Good luck to everyone vying for the DevOps Dozen.