Each year the SD Times 100 recognizes companies, non-commercial organizations,
open source projects and other initiatives for their innovation and leadership.
It is not a product award.
SEE THE LIST OF 2013 SD TIMES 100 WINNERS!
Judged by the editors of SD Times, the SD Times 100 recognizes
the top innovators and leaders in multiple software development industry areas.
Most companies, projects and individuals will be nominated for the SD Times 100 by BZ Media's editors. Readers of SD Times are invited to submit nominations as well.
You can read our FAQ for more details.
The 2013 SD Times 100
The 2013 SD Times 100 was published in the June 2012 issue of SD Times. You can read it here.
The 2014 SD Times 100
The 2014 SD Times 100 will be published in the summer of 2014. Reader nominations are now open.
the Reader Nomination Form
How the Judging Works
As we wrote in the debut awards in 2003:
The editors of SD Times identified the industry’s top leaders,
innovators and influencers, and broke them out into 10 separate industry segments.
Some companies lead in one category, others in more than one. In each category,
one company has been spotlighted as a star deserving of special notice.
When choosing the SD Times 100, we carefully considered each
company’s offerings and reputation. We also listened for the “buzz”—how much attention
and conversation we’ve heard around the company and its products and technologies—as
a sign of leadership within the industry.
The SD Times 100 looked for companies that have determined a
direction that developers followed. Did the company set the industry agenda? Did
its products and services advance the software development art? Were its competitors
nervously tracking its moves? Were programmers anxiously awaiting its developments?
Those qualities mark a leader.
Subjective? Of course. But leadership and innovation can’t be measured
by stock valuations or analyst reports. The SD Times 100 represents what we
believe to be the best of the best....
Previous Years' Awards
SD Times 100 write-ups may be read online.