a Newcomer Award for members of the Ruby Community「Ruby Prize 2016」
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We are accepting nominations for the Ruby Prize Award 2016

Ruby Prize has come again this year!

A Ruby Prize Award Winner and nominees will receive an award at the RubyWorld Conference 2016, to be held in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture November 3th & 4th. It should be noted the winner of the Ruby Prize will also be awarded sub-prize money of 1million yen!

Ruby Prize 2016 Prospectus

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 2016. 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. Recommendation Criteria for Ruby Prize 2016

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.

2. Ruby Prize Executive Committee

Affiliated Bodies:Ruby Association, Nihon Ruby-no-kai, Matsue City

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)
Koji Yamane (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 2016

  • 1)Applications are open to candidates recommended by Prize Group Members,
       as well as candidates with recommendations from other areas. Please,visit here and vote.
      【Recommendation Form】 http://goo.gl/forms/NcwNBeAgLX6GpS0D3
      ※Due date August 10th 24:00
  • 2)A number of candidates will be selected from the total applicants,and will be released online.
  • 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 2016,
       to be held in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture November 3th & 4th,
       where the Ruby Prize winner will also be requested to give a lecture.

4. Ruby Prize 2016 Award Winner Supplementary Prize

  • ・ Ruby Prize 2015 Award Winner (one winner selected) will be presented with
      1,000,000JPY(Approximaterly USD 9,683) by the Executive Committee. by the Executive Committee.
  • ・ Individuals selected as nominees will be presented with a prize of
      100,000JPY (Approximaterly USD 968)

※ The exchange rate as of July 12, 2016

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

6.Contact Us

Executive Office :

 Matsue Industry Support Centre, Industry & Tourism Dept. Matsue City
 Eーmail rubyprize(at)ruby.or.jp