2nd Annual Software Test Luminary Award - 2011
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|As an association, we are honored to begin the search for the second annual Software Test Luminary award recipient which will be presented at the Software Test Professionals Fall 2011 Conference, October 24-27 in Dallas Texas.
In September 2010, the community chose to award Gerald M. Weinberg the Software Test Luminary award for lifetime achievement and excellence in software testing. Upon receipt of the first annual award Mr. Weinberg stated, "I'm honored to be chosen for this award, though it's not really for me. It's for all those people whose actions taught me the lessons I have passed on in their stead. It's also for all those people who have put those lessons to work in their efforts to build and test high quality software."
The criterion for the award is as follows:
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. 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. They inspire others to pursue a software testing career. 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.
The timeline is as follows:
- Accept Nominations: May 20 – July 11 (Nominations closed)
- Announcement of top 3 candidates: July 15 (Top three nominees being notified, stay tuned.)
- Voting on top 3 nominees:
July 18- September 2 (Voting Open)
- Voting closes: September 2 (Voting Closed)
- Announcement of Finalist: September 13 (Announced)
Congratulations to Ross Collard, the 2011 Software Test Luminary Winner.