Today we recognized outstanding performance from the second quarter of this year with the announcement of our “Golden Toolbar Award” winner and our June “Shugi Award” winners. The Golden Toolbar award is presented quarterly to the employee(s) who achieved unprecedented results during the specific quarter. For 2012 Q2, our Golden Toolbar Award goes to Vanya Dineva.
Vanya, one of our Software Engineers, was recognized for her outstanding performance during the quarter, identifying and resolving key issues in several of our programs. Vanya is known by the rest of the team as a perfectionist who continually pumps out excellent work. Her willingness to jump head first into ad-hoc debugging sessions and help her teammates out in any way she can makes her admired by her colleagues. She has an eagle eye for spotting inefficiencies and consistently suggests improvements to maximize effectiveness. One recent example, Vanya used her expertise to develop a file compression feature for our Amazon Web Services bandwidth, lowering our costs by 75%.
Vanya was also recognized as one of our June Shugi Award winners, for many of the same reasons she is our Golden Toolbar Award winner for Q2. Our other June Shugi Award winner was Corinne Salchunas, our Data Analyst. Corinne was nominated for her ability to continually ‘get things done’. She has set the bar high for our Codinization Project, learning how to code and implement A/B tests for our technology’s notification browser sliders. Corinne was able to complete in a matter of days what could have taken weeks or months depending on its place in our project prioritization schedule. Corinne continually leaps any obstacles in her way, like the quality of our data and lack of appropriate resources, and finds way to develop top-level data analysis and recommendations for ways to improve our technology for our clients and users.