"I feel privileged by being part of the Judging community within SIIA. It provides me with valuable market insights on new trends whereby meeting all these companies who are passionate about their offerings is motivating and challenging."
"The CODiE Awards are a prestigious honor for all finalists and especially the winners. I am honored for the opportunity to work with such excellent and innovative companies throughout the competition."
"It is always a pleasure participating as a judge in the SIIA CODIE awards. It is great to see not only the latest and greatest new products, but watch the evolution of some of the best products in the market as they metamorphosize and take full advantage of the latest in technology in order to serve their chosen audiences more fully."
"GREAT EXPERIENCE TO SEE CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY UNFOLD RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES."
"Judging for CODIE makes you a more informed and versatile industry professional for your life. Your satisfaction is an affirmation of your skills as a professional."
First Time Judges
"As a first year judge, I must say this was one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. I loved seeing the new products and how they can help our society."
"Being a CODiE judge is a win-win experience for all involved! I enjoy meeting the nominees and having a great conversation about their product."
"Judging the CODiEs is a terrific way to stay current, meet peers in the Technology world and have an opportunity to be walked through some of the coolest new Cloud products and services."
"As a first-time judge, I appreciated the great amount of support that SIIA provided me throughout the judging process: the mentoring program, the email communications, and the user-friendly dashboard were of great use to me, and helped make this first experience as a CODiE judge a positive one."
"This was my sixth year judging the Codie Awards and I enjoy it more every year. It's a great way for a software product (new or old) to be recognized"
Education Technology Judges
"Serving as a CODiE judge offers me the opportunity to really dive into instructional products that I may not have spent more than 5 minutes looking at while on a walk at an Ed Tech conference exhibit hall. I feel empowered to sort out the awesome from the okay with my nerdy educator cap on!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the judging experience. It was invigorating to learn about the new products out there that can help my students!"
"Working to enhance the educational community by being a CODIE judge and giving crucial feedback to educational companies was an experience I truly valued. Learning, sharing, and supporting is what education is all about and having the chance to do this along with companies and their products is advantageous for everyone."
"As a data analyst I am trying to find the most efficient way organize and utilize data to provide a better education for our students. The products that I judged really seemed to be in touch with the needs of educational institutions and all strived to improve education. I am so impressed with the creative and innovative solutions that are being developed in the name of better education."
Business Technology Judges
"The judging experience broadened my horizons. I enjoyed learning about new technologies and bringing my own experience to bear to test their go to market strategy."
"Judging was a great opportunity to see new, emerging technology applications. SIIA staff was very supportive, making my first year judging easy."
"CODiE judging provided me a unique opportunity to test and dialogue with top products in their field. I learned about the many approaches to providing solutions to different needs."