One of the defining criteria of a professional association is its ability to recognize and acknowledge excellence, professionalism, and the positive impacts that its members have on the industry it serves. In order to recognize these traits in the members of our community, we introduce the Software Test Professionals first annual Luminary Award.
The Luminary Award will honor any software testing and quality assurance professional who is determined, persistent, and committed to improving a process or methodology. They develop ideas, which when properly applied, have a positive impact on the end product, either by enhancing quality or performance or resulting in improved efficiencies for a particular process, team or organization. They inspire others to pursue a software testing career. In addition, their contributions elevate the critical role of the software test profession within the software development process.
A luminary is someone who has inspired others by their actions and the results of those actions on the profession. It is about how they have given back, and shared their knowledge and experience with others in order to advance the profession and improve the career paths of all practitioners. A luminary will typically be recognized and respected long after their days of practicing have ended.
As the association for software test professionals, we are reaching out to the software test and quality community to ask you to nominate then vote for an industry luminary that represents the qualities you aspire to. We will accumulate your nominations and submit the top 3 nominees to the community for final voting. We will announce the Luminary Award at
Software Test Professionals Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV October 19- 21st.
- We will accept nominations starting May 20th and will close the
nomination process June 30th. (Complete)
- Nomination review and announcement of the top 3 candidates will take place
(Top 3 Nominees have been selected.
See Luminary Award Crew for details)
- Voting will be open from July 15th to September 2nd.
- The award will be presented on the General Session stage at the Software Test
Professionals Conference 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. October 19-21.
We know that the software test community has some very deserving professionals for this special recognition and we are looking forward to your assistance in identifying the recipient of our first annual Software Test Luminary Award.