The tallies are in, and we'd like to announce the winners of the 2013 People's Choice Awards! Plus, a few extraordinary contributors that have elevated the opensource.com community.
People's Choice Award
We had 20 oustanding nominees. The poll was open for two weeks for our community to vote for the most outstanding contributors. The nominees wrote three or more articles last year or wrote an article that received more than 3,000 page views. You picked your favorites. And the winners are...
Pete is an avid maker, hacker, and researcher. He is the co-founder of ISECOM and created the OSSTMM for security testing and analysis. His current passions are neurobiology, hacking neurons, and making better safety lessons for children. His most popular post in 2012 was: In Hacker Highschool, students learn to redesign the future.
Nicole is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. She has dedicated herself to educating librarians about technology with a focus on open source. Nicole is passionate about Koha, an open source ILS (integrated library system), and libraries realizing the power of open source. She wrote multiple articles in 2012, her most popular being: Should we require that open source is developed openly?
Luis is a Technical Leader at Kitware Inc. and the director of Science and IP at the Open Source EHR Agent (OSEHRA). He has realized there is an urgency for bringing young, new open source developers into the space of healthcare IT, and wants to solve that problem. Luis is a regular contributor, and his series about the M Revolution has been his most popular post: Join the M revolution - M and R programming languages.
Moderator's Choice Award
The opensource.com site moderators also gathered to choose an outstanding contributor for our Moderator's Award.
Remy is a Research Associate at the Rochester Institute of Technology Lab for Technical Literacy. He also serves as Campaign Architect of FOSS@RIT. Remy's most popular post is: RIT STEM video game challenge hackathon.
Conversation Starter Award
From our community members who consistantly share their thoughts and expertise on the site through the comments section, thus generating discussion amoung other readers and, we chose two winners. They really get the conversation going and help make opensource.com the dynamic community that it is.
Drew is involved with the Danbury Area Computer Society and is passionate about teaching and learning more about computers.
Social Sharer Award
Social Sharers are community members who frequently spread their favorite articles from opensource.com on social media and are active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and/or LinkedIn. We chose five community members who love to share:
- Scott Nesbitt (@ScottWNesbitt) on Twitter
- Robin Muilwijk (@i_robin) on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook
- Richard Clinker on Facebook
- Jason Robinson on LinkedIn
- Abhishek Singh (@askmeaks) on Twitter
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for practicing the open source way.