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Gordon Pask Award Volunteers Needed

03 Mar, 2009

The Gordon Pask Award program is looking for volunteers. In case you're not familiar with it, the Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice is the premier (and only) award of the Agile Alliance. Every year, the award committee recognizes two people that they believe others in the field should emulate. It comes with a significant grant for travel to international conferences so that others may hear and speak with them.

Here's the call for volunteers:

Call for Volunteers

Gordon Pask Award Program

Laurent Bossavit and J. B. Rainsberger invite you to participate in the Gordon Pask Award program. We would like to improve the program in a number of ways, including collecting nominations throughout the year, researching candidates' contributions to the agile community and giving everyone a greater chance to get to know past winners. We need your help to do this well.

For the moment, we seek volunteers to help with work such as:

  • advertise and promote our initiatives on weblogs, in discussion groups, in user groups, at conferences, and wherever you can garner attention
  • design a physical Gordon Pask Award prize
  • interview Brian Marick about the story behind instituting the Gordon Pask Award in 2005
  • interview past award winners and write articles about them
  • connect the program with public relations or press outlets to help promote the award and raise its profile in the larger software community
  • suggest changes to the nomination process
  • suggest something special for the fifth year of the award (2009)
  • design a logo and color scheme for the Gordon Pask Award

If you would like to help, please send email to gordonpaskaward@agilealliance.org and tell us how you'd like to help. You might tell us you'd simply like to help in whatever capacity we need, or that you have a specific task or project in mind to which to contribute. We welcome all comers.

Thank you for your time, attention and interest.

Laurent Bossavit and J. B. Rainsberger,
Directors of the Gordon Pask Award Program