The first stage of the Swift Community Awards for 2018 is now open, meaning that everyone can nominate the people and projects that have helped them the most over the year.
There are twelve categories in total, and you can add your nomination in as many or as few as you wish. The categories are: Best Newsletter, Best Conference, Best Podcast, Best Design Resource, Best Deployment Tool, Best Backend Service, Best Developer Tool, Best Enterprise SDK, Best Server-Side Swift Project, Best Auto Layout Wrapper, Best Open-Source Project, and Most Inspiring Presentation.
The nominations phase runs through to October 30th, at which point votes will be counted up and used to make a shortlist that everyone can vote for.
So, if there’s a particular project that has helped you, a presentation that’s inspired you, or a podcast that’s made you laugh or learn, this is your chance to show your gratitude by nominating them for an award.
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