25 October 2018 News

Say Heya to the Elastic Search Awards

By Daniel PalayBritt Terry

Over the past few years, we’ve introduced you to seven projects and organizations that make the world a better place. From combating human trafficking to tracking the outbreak of Ebola in Africa to helping refugees fleeing war-torn countries, our Elastic Cause Award honorees have shared their philanthropic missions with the broader Elastic community and it has been our pleasure to amplify and recognize their work from the Elastic{ON} stage.

After two successful years of the Cause Awards, we realized that they were a great way to highlight wonderful, heartwarming philanthropic-specific projects bolstered by Elastic’s software. This year, however, we decided to broaden our recognition to ensure more of the amazing work from the Elastic community is able to be included in the honors. Moving forward, we wanted to recognize all types of organizations that are making our world, businesses, offices, communities, or really any other space that we exist in better.

And with that sentiment in mind, please say Heya! to the brand new Elastic Search Awards.

The Elastic Search Awards will honor projects in three categories:

  • Cause Awards | Continuing to honor those doing good in the world with the Elastic Stack. Last year’s winners include Dimagi (fighting tuberculosis), Libraries Without Borders (free, open education), Refugee Datathon Munich (refugee support), and Thorn (fighting child trafficking).
  • Technology Innovation | Honoring those doing something completely original with the Elastic Stack and applying it to a ‘I-never-would-have-thought-of-that’ use case or making the previously impossible, possible.
  • Business Transformation | Honoring those taking the Elastic Stack and changing the way they are doing business by breaking down organizational and data silos, introducing new ideas and processes, or even rolling out new products.

Just like our community, we believe that the Elastic Search Awards run on local time and thus we will be selecting award honorees from the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) in their own respective regions. The Americas honorees will be announced at our Elastic{ON} Tour: San Francisco event on February 27, 2019 with the EMEA and APJ ceremony dates to be announced in early 2019.

For now, though, applications for all regions are open, so check out all the program details and submit your project for the 2019 Elastic Search Awards.