The 2010 Niney Award nominees have been announced

The nominees for the first (annual?) Niney Awards have been announced. The Nineys are an award which recognizes those who have had the greatest impact on the technical/developer community over the past year. Winners are selected by you, the technical/developer community.

The winners will be announced at the MIX11 conference in April. But before they can announce winners, they need to collect votes.

That's where you come in.

Cast your vote online in the following categories:

  • Favorite Channel 9 Show (video) of 2010
  • Favorite Channel 9 Series (video) of 2010
  • Favorite Community Show (video) of 2010
  • Favorite Twitter User of 2010
  • Most Helpful Niner of 2010
  • Channel 9 Video of the Year for 2010
  • Favorite New Microsoft Technology or Product for 2010
  • Favorite CodePlex Project of 2010
  • Favorite Microsoft Blogger of 2010
  • Favorite Blog About Microsoft of 2010
  • Favorite Audio Podcast of 2010
  • Favorite Web Site Design of 2010

Now, it so happens that among the nominees is an author of a somewhat unsucessful book on programming (not to be confused with an author of several successful books on programming and a to-be-published novel) but please don't let that distract you from voting for whoever you feel best deserves to win.

Comments (18)
  1. BadaBing says:

    I would think Bing's much improved search result is the greatest recent product release!

  2. Adam Rosenfield says:

    Wow, I was shocked I didn't have to register to vote in that.  I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I could abstain from voting in categories I knew nothing about.  Good job, whoever set up that vote, although I hope you have good safeguards in place to avoid vote fraud.

  3. fds says:

    It's a nice touch that it uses checkboxes, then only after you tried submitting the form does it finally tell you that you may only pick one each question.

  4. WndSks says:

    Favorite Microsoft Blogger: Mark, Raymond and Larry in the same category DOH. Since Mark has gone to the dark side (The cloud) and Larry has really been slacking off lately, the vote has to go to the oldnewthing ;)

  5. BooBoo says:

    done +1

  6. W says:

    For some questions almost every answer is awesome.

    For example in blogs. Was a bit surprised that Eric Lippert wasn't listed there. While not as entertaining as oldnewthing his blog is very helpful for C# programmers. And of course he answers many tricky questions on stackoverflow.

    In the product category it's hard to decide. .net is awesome of course. But finally having an Internet Explorer that renders most stuff correctly is very nice too.

    On the other hand the web design question… I'd use them as examples on how not to make a website. Two displayed a message that they don't like my browser, one didn't work at all(8 ball), one was annoyingly busy(AP) and the final one loaded for ages(mural).

  7. John says:

    Did the book really not do that well?  I for one enjoyed it immensely; I guess I shouldn't hold my breath waiting for a follow-up?

  8. MikeCaron says:

    Wow, Mark is doing pretty good. "Inside Microsoft Windows 2000, Third Edition" seems to be retailing for $1,295 these days, in CD-ROM format no less!

  9. Burak KALAYCI says:

    Is this kind of a microspeak when you say 'technical/developer community', you really mean 'Channel 9 community' or 'Microsoft community'?

  10. Paul M. Parks says:

    I'm only interested in voting for a couple of these categories. I know very little about the rest of them. Unfortunately, it's an all-or-nothing ballot, so I can't vote.

  11. LR says:

    @Paul M. Parks: Hm, for me, it accepted also a partial vote.

  12. Charles9 says:

    Thanks for the shout out Raymond! :)

    -Charles and the C9 team

    PS: Laura Foy is the person on 9 behind this so kudos to her! Rock the votes!

  13. Malcolm McCaffery says:

    OK this a tough choice between Raymond Chen & Mark Russonvich…my two favorite bloggers on the MS site. On the plus side The Old New Thing is the most entertaining programming book i've ever read. On the downside will we ever see another book? I'd pre-order it! But then again…Mark Russonvich is still to come up with Windows Internals 6 release…his new novel better be VERY GOOD…to make up for that…

  14. Andreas says:

    Difficult choice on Raymond Chen & Mark Russinovich, but in the end it boils down to frequency. While I enjoy the often long readings of Mark's blog entries when they occur, Raymond provides a steady flow of large-enough-chunks-of enjoyment through his everyday postings.

  15. GWO says:

    @BurakKALAYCI: Is this kind of a microspeak when you say 'technical/developer community', you really mean 'Channel 9 community' or 'Microsoft community'?

    That's just the Redmond Reality Distortion Field.  Developer and "Windows Developer" are entirely synonymous, and anyone who believes otherwise is an Apple Weenie or Linux Communist.

  16. Bulletmagnet says:

    Somebody needs to be told about the difference between checkboxes and radio buttons :(

  17. Another John says:

    Doh – I read this as the "Ninney" awards. Throws a whole different light on the subject…

  18. Name says:

    I voted for Mark.  He never makes fun of people who ask un-educated questions, unlike Ray.  Ray seems to get a kick out saying "Ha, you are stupid for not knowing everything I do!".

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