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Nominations for the 2022 Timmy Awards are due Friday, August 27 at 11:59 pm PST.

Best Tech Startup

This award recognizes a startup built by forward-thinking leaders with a product or service that aims to disrupt the market. A 2022 Best Tech Startup exemplifies agility, innovation and resilience, as well as an ability to foster an outstanding work environment for its employees.

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Best Tech Manager

A 2022 Best Tech Manager personifies leadership, innovation and positive influence. This award celebrates technology leaders and visionaries who go beyond the requisite duties of a manager to empower their team in a changing world.

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Best Tech for Good

The 2022 Best Tech for Good Award shines a light on the people and organizations leveraging technology to make the world a better place. This award recognizes a product, service, or individual using tech to tackle today’s most pressing social, global, and environmental challenges.

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Best Tech Work Culture

This company offers more than great “perks”; it successfully unlocks employee potential through a shared mission and sense of community. Top work cultures actively promote technical creativity, inclusivity, learning, and meaningful recognition at every level of the team.

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Best Tech Enterprise Employer

This award celebrates enterprise-level employers that foster technical growth, inclusion, and invention at all levels. Marked by a high volume of tech hiring, impressive retention rate, or world class employer satisfaction ratings – top enterprise employers go above and beyond to keep their tech talent engaged.

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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity

Recipients of this award build and sustain an inclusive culture from the top down, encouraging employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day. They implement strategic hiring practices, celebrate team member differences, and encourage diverse thinking to produce an innovative product.

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Best Tech Startup

This award recognizes a startup built by forward-thinking leaders with a product or service that aims to disrupt the market. A 2022 Best Tech Startup exemplifies agility, innovation and resilience, as well as an ability to foster an outstanding work environment for its employees. Whether demonstrated by a major funding round, a recent product launch, a successful business pivot or another ground-breaking development entirely, winners of this category have identified what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive market.

Nominees may include any startup with no more than 500 employees, that have been in operation for 10 years or less.

Nomination Criteria

  • Does this startup produce an innovative product? Is it disruptive in the marketplace?
  • How does this startup exemplify agility, innovation, and resilience?
  • How has this startup fostered a great work environment?
  • Has this startup had a recent funding round, product launch, successful business pivot or other ground-breaking development?

Best Tech Manager

A 2022 Best Tech Manager personifies leadership, innovation and positive influence. This award celebrates technology leaders and visionaries who go beyond the requisite duties of a manager to empower their team in a changing world. This person promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, inspires performance, and successfully leads their team through unexpected territory, all while ensuring the highest quality product and/or service.

Nominees may include, but are not limited to, Technology Managers, Directors, VPs or C-Level Executives based in any of the Timmy Award locations.

Nomination Criteria

  • How does this manager promote career growth?
  • How does this manager ensure a great team culture?
  • How does this manager inspire innovation, problem-solving, and performance?
  • Does this manager employ a clear and communicated vision to produce a great product?

Best Tech for Good

The 2022 Best Tech for Good Award shines a light on the people and organizations leveraging technology to make the world a better place. This award recognizes a product, service, or individual using tech to tackle today’s most pressing social, global, and environmental challenges. Winners of this category successfully answered the call to serve, harnessing the power of technology to organize solutions, improve quality of life, and help our communities adapt to a changing world. Recipients will be honored for their outstanding efforts to give back, and lift people up, when they need it the most.

Nominees may include any organization that has a technology team based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.

Nomination Criteria

  • How does this company, product, or individual leverage technology to make the world a better place?
  • Does this technology tackle today's most pressing social, global, and environmental challenges? Is it disruptive in the marketplace?
  • Does it help us organize solutions, improve quality of life, or help others adapt to our current reality?

AWArD CRITERIA

Best Tech for Good

Check Mark

This company, product, or individual leverages technology to make the world a better place.

Check Mark

This company, product, or individual leverages technology to make the world a better place.

Check Mark

This company, product, or individual leverages technology to make the world a better place.

Submit a Nomination

Does your company or manager deserve recognition as this year's best in tech? Tell us more by submitting a quick nomination today!

Best Tech Work Culture

This company offers more than great "perks"; it successfully unlocks employee potential through a shared mission and sense of community, inspires performance, and rewards contributions at every level of the tech team. Recipients of this award have an exemplary tech work culture (both in the office, remote, or both!) that actively promotes technical creativity, diversity, inclusivity, learning, and meaningful recognition.

Nominees may include any organization that has a technology team based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.

Nomination Criteria

  • How does this company promote technical creativity and innovation?
  • How does this company promote learning and professional development?
  • How does this company reward and recognize contributions from the whole tech team?
  • What strategies, programs, or initiatives does this company have in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive culture?

Best Tech Enterprise Employer

Returning in 2022, this award celebrates an enterprise-level employer that fosters technological growth, inclusion, and invention at all levels. Whether marked by a high volume of tech hiring, impressive retention rate, world class employer satisfaction ratings, or unanimous approval of leadership – top enterprise employers go above and beyond to keep their tech talent engaged. Recipients of this award leverage cutting-edge technology tools, encourage creative thinking, champion professional development, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Nominees may include any large corporation with 1000+ employees that has technology team members based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.

Nomination Criteria

  • How does this company foster technical growth, creative thinking, and innovation?
  • Does this company leverage cutting edge-technology tools?
  • How does this company champion professional development and work-life flexibility?
  • What strategies, programs, or initiatives does this company have in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive culture?
  • Does this organization have a high volume of tech hiring? Impressive retention rate? World class employer satisfaction rate? Or other notable achievement(s)?

Best Tech Workplace for Diversity

This award recognizes a company that treats diversity as a necessary ingredient for creativity and success. Recipients of this award are determined to build and sustain an inclusive culture from the top down, encouraging employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day. They have active strategies, programs, and initiatives in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive tech work culture. They implement strategic hiring practices, explore and celebrate team member differences, encourage diverse thinking to produce an innovative product an/or service, and promote diversity at all levels of the organization. 

Nominees may include any organization that has a technology team based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.

Nomination Criteria

  • What strategies, programs, or initiatives does this company have in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive culture?
  • How does this company implement diverse hiring practices?
  • How does this company promote collaboration and diverse thinking to produce an innovative product?
  • How does this company explore and celebrate team member differences?
  • Does this company promote diversity at all levels of the organization?

2021 Judges Panel

Adam Cheyer

Co-Founder @ Siri & Change.org

Dr. Anita Jindal

Senior Director of Engineering @ VMware

Bruce Wang

Engineering Director @ Netflix

Erin Liao

Vice President, E2E 5G Systems @ Ericsson

Kevin Wang

Vice President @ .406 Ventures

Tim M. Edwards

Executive Director, Infrastructure Engineering @ Ally

Stacey Yudin

President @ NEP Services

Siddharth Bhai

Product Management Leader @ Splunk

Justin Michela

Vice President, Architecture @ Fidelity Investments

Akshaya Aradhya

Director of Engineering, Data Platform Edge @ Netflix

Freddy Rivera

Senior Program Manager - Diversity Programs @ Oracle

Kapil Agarwal

Engineering Director @ Salesforce

Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Worldwide Learning Director of Customer Success @ Microsoft

Nirmal Srinivasan

Software Engineering Director @ PayPal

Benjamin David Novak

Angel Investor @ Delaware Crossing Investor Group

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