About

About

MySQL Community Awards take place, every year as usual, in Santa Clara, during the Percona Live Data Performance Conference

The MySQL Community Awards is a community-based initiative. The idea is to publicly recognize contributors to the MySQL ecosystem. The entire process of discussing, voting and awarding is controlled by an independent group of community members, typically based of past winners or their representatives, as well as known contributors.

It is a self-appointed, self-declared, self-making-up-the-rules-as-it-goes committee. It is also very aware of the importance of the community; a no-nonsense, non-political, adhering to tradition, self-criticizing committee.

The Call for Nominations is open. We are seeking the community’s assistance in nominating candidates in the following categories:

MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the year

This is a personal award; a winner would a person who has made a contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This could be via development, advocating, blogging, speaking, supporting, etc. All things go.

MySQL Community Awards: Application of the year

An application, project, product etc. which supports the MySQL ecosystem by either contributing code, complementing its behavior, supporting its use, etc. This could range from a one-man open source project to a large-scale social service.

MySQL Community Awards: Corporate Contributor of the year

A company who made a contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This might be a corporate which released major open source code; one that advocates for MySQL; one that helps out community members by… anything.

For a list of previous winners, please see MySQL Hall of Fame.

Process of nomination and voting

Anyone can nominate anyone. When nominating, please make sure to provide a brief explanation on why the candidate is eligible to get the award. Make a good case!

The committee will review all nominations and vote; it typically takes two rounds of votes to pick the winners and a lot of discussions.

There will be up to three winners in each category.

Methods of nomination:

  • Send an email to mysql.community.awards [ at ] gmail.com
  • Assuming you can provide a reasonable description in 140 characters, tweet your nomination at #MySQLAwards.

The committee

The committee communicates throughout the nomination and voting process to exchange views and opinions.

The awards

Awards are traditionally donated by some party whose identity remains secret. We are now securing the donation, but if you feel an urgent need to be an anonymous donator, please contact us in private, and thank you!

Support

This is a community effort; we ask for your support in spreading the word and of course in nominating candidates. Thanks!