Open Source Software Project of the Year
Advice for entrants
We want to make this initial award submission process as easy and straightforward as possible.
We want you to see a great opportunity to tell us about a project that has been successful and deserves recognition.
Entries should be 400--500 words.
Once we have short-listed entries we will ask for more detail. But here are some basic guidelines and tips for your initial entry:
Our focus at www.qa-financial.com is on quality assurance, app development and delivery and IT risk management at financial firms – banks, insurance companies, asset managers, payments platforms, exchanges, etc. Please ensure your submission is relevant to this audience.
We are most of all interested in the challenges financial firms face in quality assurance and app delivery, and how they are addressing those challenges. The challenges might be technical, regulatory or to do with changes in the markets served by those firms – a combination of those challenges.
3/ A good story
We are looking for submissions that tell a good story about how a financial firm and its external partners have worked together to tackle those challenges. It will be a story that also typifies more general trends and technological developments that also confront other financial firms.
Numbers help to tell a story, especially if they are good examples of the scale of the challenge and the results achieved. But for the initial submission we only require some basic facts: the challenges and the outcomes. We can discuss our needs for more supporting information later.
5/ Client support
If you are vendor of services and you are making a submission, we understand at the initial stage you may only want to refer anonymously to clients, e.g. to “A large European Bank”. However, please remember that in the second stage of the process we will be seeking to interview a client(s) to support the submission and will ideally be looking to quote them in our awards citations.
We undertake to maintain confidentially in all submissions and their content at initial stage. No record of your submission will be published in any form. At the stage of short-list interviews, we will be asking for on-the-record information that can be used in awards citations.
7/ Please ask!
If you have any questions about the submissions process, please contact our Head of Content, Jade Mitchell, at [email protected].