Unprepared Geeks - "The Golden Paw Awards"
Test and Monitor | Posted February 05, 2013

Unprepared Geeks is SmartBear’s bi-weekly video-podcast about all things tech and quality. Tag along as the folks behind SoapUI and LoadUI get together and discuss recent events, gadgets, and hot topics in the world of quality.

With this, the 10th episode of Unprepared Geeks, we are announcing the winners of the Golden Paw Awards, a series of awards dedicated to all things quality that was voted upon by developers and testers from around the world throughout the month of January.

Check out the categories and nominees below, and watch the video above - featuring Henrik Johansson, Erik Yverling, Niclas Reimertz and Ulrika Park - to find out which nominees were lucky enough to walk away with a prestigious Golden Paw Award. You can also get an in-depth look at the results in our Golden Paw Awards slideshare presentation.


1:15 - "Luke I am your father" Award for Most Impactful News Event

  • Facebook IPO
  • YouTube's Live Space Jump Coverage
  • Facebook Buys Instagram
  • Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuits

4:23 - "Great Pyramid, 'How in the blazes did they do that'" Award for Biggest Tech Success

  • Google Driverless Cars
  • Kickstarter
  • Cell Phone Network's Hurricane Resilience
  • YouTube's Live Space Jump Coverage

8:28 - "Titanic" Award for the Most Epic Tech Flop

  • Facebook
  • Windows 8
  • Apple iOS6
  • Nokia Lumia 900

13:10 - "Spork" Award for the Most Underrated Product

  • Windows 8
  • Cubify 3D Printer
  • Google Chromebook
  • Windows Surface

16:30 - "Best Thing Since Sliced Bread" Award for the Most Overrated Product

  • Google Chromebook
  • Windows 8
  • iPhone 5
  • Windows Surface

19:00 - "Hulk Smash" Award for Breakthrough Technology of the Year

  • Cloud Services
  • HTML5
  • 3D Printing
  • Big Data

20:56 - "Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A" Award for Game Changer of the Year

  • Dropbox
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Microsoft

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