With this category we celebrate the keyboard community and the fifth edition. Which person or organization stood out for you the past years? The nominees for The Deskthority Lifetime Award 2015 are:
7bit for his herculean groupbuys • He has run the biggest groupbuys, different rounds of Signature Plastics keycaps, different keyboard switches and great PCB designs, being a reliable provider for many years now. Where were you when Signature Plastics shipped Round 5? The sorting must have been the work of bots, nuns or leprechauns (or all combined).
Daniel Beardsmore for his momentous work on the wiki • Deskthority is a wiki just as much as it's a forum. One contributor stands above all the rest when it comes to the wiki. Beardsmore turned it into a vast work which is now the standard reference for many keyboard related information on the Internet, while setting a standard and a structure which movivated others to follow.
HaaTa: Relic Hunter Extraordinaire • There's collectors, who live to stock their stash, and then there's HaaTa. He doesn't just fill his shelves, he gets down and dirty and dissects these rarities, so the rest of us can have a look! He's the Smithsonian of the keyboard world, with more than just a hint of Doc Brown…
Hasu, we wouldn't have any custom keyboard without this superhero • There are a number of talented, dedicated modders and builders on deskthority, but guess who they learned most from when it comes to tinkering, to keyboard firmware and to custom builds? It's our man from Japan, the always helpful superhero hasu! Your fancy custom keyboard is most likely driven by his firmware or derivatives.
Matt3o for everything he's been up to • The forum's busiest robot, matt3o has been deskthority's most prolific custom keyboard and keycaps contributor. From the classic to the intermediate and the expert. And don't forget all the sweet keycaps and all his helpful contributions.
And the golden Wingnut for The Deskthority Lifetime Award 2015, as voted for by the members of deskthority, goes to...