Ruby Prize has come again this year!
A Ruby Prize Award Winner and nominees will receive an award at the RubyWorld Conference 2015, to be held in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture November 12th & 13th. It should be noted the winner of the Ruby Prize will also be awarded sub-prize money of 1million yen!
Ruby is an open source software used throughout the world. The community made up of developers and users, and those sharing it worldwide are indispensable to Ruby’s presence. The community of common minded people that have gathered behind the growth of this open source software are an essential element to Ruby.
This open source community has a deeply interesting existence. Rather than being strengthened by anyone’s participation, the community is comprised of spontaneous gatherings of individuals (and at times, organizations) with loose ties. The cohesive power behind this kind of community is a common appreciation for open source software, which in turn leads to more community activity that enhances the appeal of open source software. The community exists because of this kind of interdependent relationship.
In order to maintain this sort of community, it must stay refreshed. Highly motivated, fresh new participants are essential.
The Ruby Prize is a Newcomer Award for these sort of new participants in the Ruby community. The Ruby Prize commends individuals for their outstanding achievements within the previous two to three years.
The prize-winners are chosen from both individuals recommended by members of the Ruby Prize Committee or recommendations from non-Ruby Prize Committee members. The award will be made during the Ruby World Conference 2015. A monetary prize will also be awarded as a supplementary prize provided by Matsue City (Ruby Prize Sponsor).
Many thanks for your continued support in the further development and growth of the Ruby Community through the Ruby Prize.
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto,
Ruby Prize Executive Committee Chairperson
１）A basic description of those applicable for the prize is noted in the preceding prospectus.
２）This prize is open to individual candidates only. Corporate bodies and groups may not apply.
３）The “new” stated in the prospectus refers ideally to within the previous two to three years.
４）Vote for the past year's Ruby prize winner is invalid.
Affiliated Bodies：Ruby Association, Nihon Ruby-no-kai, Matsue City
Executive Committee Chairperson : Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto (RubyAssociation Chairperson)
Executive Office : Matsue Industry Support Centre, Industry & Tourism Dept. Matsue City
※ The exchange rate as of July 16, 2015
The following persons will be requested to become Ruby Prize Group Members and to make recommendations for the award.
Executive Office :
Matsue Industry Support Centre, Industry & Tourism Dept. Matsue City