Voting will now commence, and for the 10th time ever!Cast your #MSDynGP votes - ONE for an end user, ONE for a partner - thru Friday August 21st. Winners will be announced on Wednesday October 7th during our General Session at #CommunitySummit. We're very excited about our 10th year of YOUR All*Star awards and hope YOU are as well!https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020AllStarVoting29 awards have been handed out since 2011 - who will receive the coveted #GPUG All*Star award in 2020? I can't wait to see the results!
Bob,We still need a better informed, more inclusive way to conduct the All-Star voting.A vetting process would be ideal.When we were awarded the inaugural All Star Award, it was a much smaller group, many were aware of our contributions.With the membership as large, as geographically diverse, and now even more separated by Covid, we may not be familiar with each of these candidates.Last year I had asked for colleagues to share some testimonials for the candidates,to articulate the candidates' contributions and accomplishments to help grow GPUG, and educate and help the community.We received some feedback, but by no means was it comprehensive. It's hard to vote for names that just look familiar.Can we ask each candidate to at least update their personal Bios and let us know about their involvement, accomplishments, and aspirations for the future of GPUG.
Zubin -While I appreciate adding all nominee links on here as well as your input on this topic, I disagree that we need a vetting process with GPUG All*Stars. That is not parallel with what this award is about.
The GPUG All*Star award is a volunteer excellence award, plain & simple. It gives deserved, public recognition to those who have earned it and does so via community nominations followed by a final voting process. We urge community members to consider the key attributes of leadership, passion, resolve, and knowledge advancement, a fairly lengthy list given that these folks are volunteering their time for others. It was never designed to be a credentialing mechanism nor an application certification test. GPUG members have numerous ways to contribute to this community and those who stand out with their contributions will rise to the top and be easily recognized. While our community has grown a great deal since the inaugural GPUG All*Star awards were handed out at Caesar's Palace in 2011, it is also very tight-knit group so general familiarity for nearly all nominees isn't a big issue in our view.The profile links were great and will be strongly considered for future nomination periods.
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