2019 Timmy Awards Winners Announced

by Tech Mainstream Staff


October 11, 2019


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The 2019 Timmy Awards Winners have been selected. The Timmy Awards are defined as follows: "The Timmy Awards were created by Tech in Motion, an international event series with a mission to bring local tech communities together to meet, learn, and innovate. The Timmy Awards aim to celebrate regional tech communities and the companies and individuals leading the way to create the best places for tech professionals to work." The Timmy Awards span 11 cities across North America, 

ATLANTA BOSTON CHICAGO LOS ANGELES NEW YORK CITY ORANGE COUNTY PHILADELPHIA SAN FRANCISCO SILICON VALLEY TORONTO WASHINGTON DC.

The Best Tech Awards are based on four categories, startup, work culture, manager and workplace for diversity. Best Tech Startup "recognizes a local startup with an entrepreneurial spirit that employs forward-thinking leaders, possesses a great work environment, and produces an innovative product that aims to disrupt the market."

Best Tech Work Culture "recognizes a technology work culture that actively promotes technical creativity, innovation, and learning. Companies that instill these values acknowledge that great ideas can come from anywhere, and reward contributions from the whole tech team."

Best Tech Manager "recognizes a leader who goes beyond requisite duties of a manager to empower their team through a clear and communicated vision. This person promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, inspires innovation, and leads their team to produce a great product."

Best Tech Workplace for Diversity "recognizes a technology company that treats diversity as a necessary ingredient for creativity and success. This company implements diverse hiring practices, promotes collaboration and diverse thinking to produce an innovative product, and provides tools and resources to explore and celebrate differences."

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