DevOps Dozen 2019 Nominations Are Now Open
The DevOps Dozen awards are back and now open for nominations. This fifth annual DevOps Dozen honors the best of the best—the leaders and innovators in the DevOps community. This year’s awards will include 12 categories, including three new ones, with a winner chosen from each. As in years past, the top four to six nominees in each category will become finalists, who will be selected based upon the number of nominations they received. Nominations are made by you, the audience, and you can nominate up to two entrants in each category; however, you can nominate someone only once. In addition, everyone nominating will be required to provide their name and email address to help stem any potential ballot-stuffing. The winners will be selected by our esteemed panel of judges.
Last day to submit your nominations for the DevOps Dozen 2019 awards is Oct 10. Here’s where to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/devopsdozen2019
Who are the judges? This was 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 four great judges:
- Alan Shimel, founder and editor in chief, DevOps.com
- Jayne Groll, CEO and co-founder of the DevOps Institute
- John Willis, CEO and founder, Botchagalupe Technologies
- Charlene O’Hanlon, managing editor, MediaOps
As stated earlier, the top four to six nominees in each category will be designated as finalists, who then can submit a presentation on why they deserve the award to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be announced the second week of November and the winners, who will be chosen by our panel of judges, will be announced in December.
Also, the product/technology-specific DevOps Dozen awards now will be part of our DevOps Tools Guide and Awards. This new initiative is our effort to create a comprehensive listing of tools and tools vendors to help end users better understand the DevOps market landscape, and to enable DevOps.com to recognize the top vendors in each category through its annual DevOps Tools Awards. To be included in this year’s guide, please complete the survey.
If you have questions, send them to DD@devops.com. Voting for finalist nominees is open for four weeks, so don’t waste any time—nominate your favorites today. Good luck to everyone vying to be one of the DevOps Dozen 2019!