Awarded to the outstanding person, team, or initiative that have made a positive contribution to the software testing profession. This is in recognition of those that go above and beyond to make the testing industry or practice better. It means breaking down barriers, thinking beyond our employers or clients, and using our skills and knowledge for the betterment of the profession.
Judges will be looking for:
- Evidence that individuals or teams have engaged beyond the boundaries of their team, organisation or sector, to collaborate, influence or enhance how testing is performed elsewhere
- Evidence that nominees have shared knowledge, pooled resources, or worked together e.g. held conferences (virtual or physical), created websites, podcasts, or created and contributed to communities.
- Evidence that nominees have contributed to thought leadership, enhancing the way software testing is conducted.
- Evidence that nominees have performed outreach to early career testers, to schools or education, encouraging new people to the profession