Ruby Prize Award 2016 nominees named

In this year of 2016, 10 nominees have been named.
The Ruby Prize committeewill select three final nominees and overall Ruby Prize winner will be selected from them.

Final nominees and winner will be awarded at the RubyWorld Conference 2016 that will take place on Novemver 3 - 4 in Matsue, Japan,
where the nominees will receive their prize, which consists of a diploma and prize money.

[Ruby prize 2016 prospectus]

Jeanine Adkisson 1

Jeanine is the author of Rouge, a robust and useful syntax highlighter. It has replaced Pygments (which is written in Python) as the de facto code highlighting tool for Ruby developers. Rouge has been adopted by major projects such as Jekyll and Gitlab. Jeanine has also encouraged many other developers to contribute to Rouge's list of supported languages though its simple DSL. I believe Jeanine is a great candidate for this award because of her contribution on the Ruby community and its developers.

Kazuki Yamaguchi  2

Kazuki has already made many commits to OpenSSL since taking over as maintainer. With their help, a gem release of OpenSSL for Ruby will finally be realized.

Daniel Doubrovkine


Daniel Doubrovkine AKA "dblock" has been maintaining several Ruby projects for a long time (more than 3 years), between them are: grape, grape-entity, hashie, grape-swagger, grape-on-rack etc.

Chris Seaton  4

1)Work on JRuby+Truffle high-performance ruby implementation.
2)Chris started in 2013 without knowing Ruby and is now one of the most knowledgeable Ruby VM implementer and gladly shared his insights in his PhD thesis and at various conferences.

Jerry D'Antonio 5 

Development of concurrent-ruby.

Petr Chalupa 6 

Contributions and maintainer of concurrent-ruby.

Piotr Solnica

Dedicated to pushing Ruby forward, beyond rails and beyond a traditional OOP style. Core developer of the dry-rb.

Alexander Sulim 15

Alexander has created and supports for almost eight years already the first and one of the most popular job boards focused exclusively on Russian-speaking Ruby developers. For years this project offers also free media support for many Ruby-related events.

Vladimir Makarov 15

Huge contribution to the MRI's Hash performance. 

Yura Sokolov 15

Performance improvement of the MRI.