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Golden Egg Award: Celebrating Exceptional Contributions in the OpenSSF Community

By February 27, 2024March 7th, 2024Blog

In Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), we shine a light on those who go above and beyond in enriching our community. The Golden Egg Awards recognize individuals as the driving force behind innovation. More than just a token of appreciation, the Golden Egg symbolizes gratitude for their selfless dedication to securing open source projects through community engagement, engineering, innovation, and thoughtful leadership. 

The Golden Egg Award is given to a community member who has been nominated by the OpenSSF community. A panel of judges from the  Working Group chairs and Technical Advisory Council (TAC) members will vote to select the award winner from the community’s nominations.

Criteria for Recognition

To be considered for the Golden Egg, nominees will have participated in at least one of three areas: : 

Community Technical Contributions: 

  • Have they consistently and significantly contributed to OpenSSF’s technical initiatives or other security-related open source initiatives?

Community Content: 

  • Have they written blog posts or played a crucial role in reviewing guest blog entries? 
  • Have they authored technical guides or comprehensive reports, adding value to the community’s knowledge base?

Community Outreach: 

  • Have they delivered impactful talks or presentations on technical initiatives? 
  • Have they actively participated in organizing community events, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing? 

Nomination Period Details

The nomination period starts 27th February 2024. Nominations must be made using this form. The nomination window remains open until March 13, 2024, GMT+0. Following this, a two-week voting period will ensue.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Nomination Period: February 27, 2024
  • Nomination Deadline: March 13, 2024, GMT+0
  • Voting Period: Two weeks following the nomination deadline
  • Awardee Notification: March 28, 2024
  • SOSS Community Day NA – Award Presentation: April 15, 2024

A Celebration of Excellence 

The Golden Egg Awards highlight those who contribute significantly to community-driven, security excellence. It’s a chance to acknowledge the individuals nominated by their peers. Nominate our champions, and let’s recognize the valuable contributions that make our community thrive!

This post represents the views of the authors & does not necessarily reflect those of all OpenSSF members.