OpenStack Summit to Include Distinguished Contributor Awards

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 03, 2016

Not long ago, the OpenStack Foundation created a Superuser publication to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaborative problem solving among individuals who are running OpenStack clouds. It's actually become a very rich site, and if you are at all involved with OpenStack, it's worth investigating.

As the Superuser site has announced, at the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, a special round of community awards will be handed out by the OpenStack Foundation. The idea is to recognize esteemed contributors, and here are the details on how you can enter a submission for consideration.

According to OpenStack Superuser:

We’d like to introduce the next 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
  • 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

As before, 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 (as you can see from the first group of winners) and iterate to success.

 The submission form is here:

Awards will be presented during the feedback session on Friday at the Summit. Previous winners have received awards with campy titles, including the Don't Stop Believin' Cup and the Duct Tape Medal. Get your submissions in now!