It's with a bit of trepidation that we launch the annual WellyTech Awards Finale (WTAF) to be held each year closing Wellington's premier annual tech/ICT/computer event, #WellyTech.
Why are we doing this when there are so many awards ceremonies around New Zealand and in Wellington? In a nutshell, those awards are mostly for people in suits and reward those that have climbed the corporate / industry / national ladder.
We want to celebrate, each year, the people that Wellington knows are the unsung heroes, those that have done the things that have made a difference. This is for ALL of us, whether you wear a suit or not, whether you have the word "Senior" in your title or not, whether you work in an established organisation or not.
There are five WTAF categories.
Wind In Our Sails Award
That person you want the world to know that they are "Wellington tech and proud as!"
Walked the Talk Award
For someone that has made a difference to diversity within the Wellington tech community, and beyond
In It Together Award
They brought the people together, especially across boundaries - team to team, across departments, across organisations ...
Command Line Hero Award
For the person or team that has just made everyone go, "Wow!" with their technical prowess
High Five Award
Can't find a category for your person - this is for you.
That special person across any level and parts of the Wellington community that you want to have recognised.