WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad Earns 2014 People's Choice Award

Award was voted by the community, recognized favorite contributors from the previous year

Palo Alto, CA – April 23, 2014 – WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad has been honored with a People’s Choice Award as part of the 2014 Community Awards.

Every year awards community members who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about how open source is changing the world. Based on voting by the community, the 2014 People’s Choice Award category recognizes favorite contributors to from 2013. For the full list of award winners, visit

The 2014 People’s Choice Award recognized Chris for his role as an active contributor. The award highlighted his article, “10 ways to start contributing to open source,” which generated significant interest and conversation about how to start participating in an open source project.

The award profile also noted Chris’ involvement in hacking Apache open source since 1999; gaining committer status on Apache Axis in 2003; and ongoing commitment to encouraging DevOps, big data, platform as a service (PaaS) and cloud architecture best practices to optimize business value and agility. Most recently Chris published the article, “DevOps amplifies your open source credentials,” on, which can be found with his other articles at

“As open source software continues to gain mainstream adoption, is serving a critical role in fostering a culture of collaboration to harness real-world experiences and tackle the business and technology challenges facing us today,” said Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by the community for contributing to this effort.”

About Chris Haddad

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

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