It is time to choose the Luminary Award nominees for 2012. Our past two luminaries are Gerald M. Weinberg and Ross Collard. This year’s nomination process is open to allow the Software Test Industry to choose the candidates for the third annual award.
You can go to the form and nominate your choice for this year’s nominees here
. The top 3 people with the most nominations will make it to the final round. The award winner will be chosen by the community from the finalists. The award will be announced before the 2012 conference in Miami Florida.
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.
2010 Software Test Luminary - Gerald Weinberg
2011 Software Test Luminary - Ross Collard