[Openstack-operators] OpenStack Contributor Awards

Tom Fifield tom at openstack.org
Tue Feb 16 10:43:46 UTC 2016

Hi all,

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 recognising 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's a few main chunks of the community that need a little love,

* Those who might not be aware that they are valued, particularly new 
* 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 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!


in the meantime, let's use this thread to discuss the fun part: goodies. 
What do you think we should lavish award winners with? Soft toys? 
Perpetual trophies? baseball caps ?


Tom, on behalf of the Foundation team

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