Rubyコミュニティの「新人賞」Ruby Prize 2017

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We are accepting nominations for the Ruby Prize Award 2017

Ruby Prize has come again this year!
A Ruby Prize Award Winner and nominees will receive an award at the RubyWorld Conference 2017, to be held in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture November 1st & 2nd. It should be noted the winner of the Ruby Prize will also be awarded sub-prize money of 1million yen!

Ruby Prize 2017 Prospectus

As open source software, Ruby has come into worldwide use, but the community that was set up by the people who develop Ruby, the people who use Ruby, and the people who popularize Ruby, has been essential for its development thus far. This community, a gathering of like minded people, is indispensable for the growth of open source software.
 Many participants in the open source community contribute with great enthusiasm to the development of open source software, without remuneration, simply motivated by things technical interest, curiosity, and so forth. For the sake of sustaining a community like this, highly motivated 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 2017. A monetary prize will also be awarded as a supplementary prize provided by Matsue city.
 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 2017

  • 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 2017

  • 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】
  •   Due date August 31th 24:00 (JST)
  • 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 2017, 
      to be held in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture November 1st & 2nd, 
      where the Ruby Prize winner will also be requested to give a lecture.

4. Ruby Prize 2017 Award Winner Supplementary Prize

  • Ruby Prize 2017 Award Winner (one winner selected) will be presented with 
     1,000,000JPY(Approximaterly USD 8,928) by the Executive Committee. by the Executive Committee. 
  • Individuals selected as nominees will be presented with a prize of 100,000JPY (Approximaterly USD 8,928)
※ The exchange rate as of June 30, 2017

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 & Economy Dept. Matsue City
 Eーmail rubyprize(at)