Ruby Prize 2013 award
Official Site Open ! (Nov 18 , 2013)
We are very pleased to inform you that establish a prize called “Ruby Prize” as a Newcomer award.
Ruby Prize 2013 Prospectus
The extent to which Ruby has spread is not the result of one person’s efforts, rather it is
the product of the joint endeavour of all those autonomously involvedsince its release as
an open source software in 1995.However, it is inevitable that global attention falls on
the project’s initiator, and those who have been actively working with ruby for a long time.
It has been decided to hold the ‘Ruby Prize’ (Newcomer Award), to recognise the efforts
of new members to the Ruby community. The Ruby Prize commends individuals for their
outstanding achievements within the prior two to three years.
The prize-winners are chosen from a selection of candidates recommended by members
of the specially formed Ruby Prize Group and also candidates recommended from
non-Ruby Prize Group members. The award will be made at the Ruby World Conference 2013.
A monetary prize will also be awarded as a supplementary prize provided by Matsue City
(Ruby Prize Sponsor).We thank you for your continued support in the further development
and growth of the Ruby Community through the Ruby Prize.
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto,
Ruby Prize 2013 Executive Committee Chairperson
１. Recommendation Criteria for Ruby Prize 2013
１) A basic description of those applicable for the prize is noted in he preceding prospectus.
２) This prize is open to individual candidates only. Corporate bodies and groups may not apply.
３) Individuals who have made notable contributions to the development, expansion or maintenance
of Ruby implementations libraries and frameworks may apply.
４) The “new” stated in the prospectus refers ideally to within theprevious two to three years.
２． Ruby Prize Executive Committee
Affiliated Bodies：Ruby Association (General Incorporated Foundation)
Nihon Ruby-no-kai (General Incorporated Association)
Executive Committee Chairperson : Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto (RubyAssociation Chairperson)
Committee Members : Hiroshi Inoue(Ruby Association Deputy Chairperson)
Koichi Sasada (Ruby Association Board Member)
Shugo Maeda (Ruby Association Executive Office Director)
Masayoshi Takahashi (Nihon Ruby-no-kai Rep. Chairperson)
Shintaro Kakutani (Nihon Ruby-no-kai Board Member)
Akihiko Fujihara (Matsue Industry & Tourism Deputy Director)
Executive Office : Matsue Industry Support Centre, Industry & Tourism Dept. Matsue City
３. Process from recommendation to awarding of the Ruby Prize 2013
１) Applications are open to candidates recommended by Prize Group Members, as well as candidates
with recommendations from other areas (self-referral or other referrals applicable).
２) A number of candidates will be selected from the total applicants,and will be released online.
(※The order of selection will not be madepublic)
３) The Executive Committee will select nominees from the original applicants, and one overall Ruby Prize
Winner will be selected from these nominees. The names of the nominees will be released online.
４) The nominees will receive an award at the Ruby World Conference 2013, to be held in Matsue City,
Shimane Prefecture November 21st & 22nd, where the Ruby Prize winner will also be requested to give
４. Ruby Prize 2013 Award Winner Supplementary Prize
・ Ruby Prize 2013 Award Winner (one winner selected) will be presented with ￥1,000,000(Approximaterly USD 10,000)
by the Executive Committee.
・ Individuals selected as nominees will be presented with a prize of￥100,000 (Approximaterly USD 1,000)
※ USD converted at USD = JPY 99.0 as of July 2, 2013
５. Prize Group Members
The following persons will be requested to become Ruby Prize Group Members and to make recommendations for the award.
・ Ruby Association Councillors and Directors
・ Nihon Ruby-no-kai Directors and Managers
・ CRuby Committers
・ RubyWorld Conference Speakers
Executive Office :
Matsue Industry Support Centre, Industry & Tourism Dept. Matsue City