|Fukuoka Ruby Award 2018|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Tuesday, 02 January 2018|
Ruby Programmers from around the world are invited to compete for prizes on the basis of projects developed or completed within the past 12 months that use the unique characteristics of Ruby. Entries will be judged by a panel led by “Matz” Matsumoto, creator of the Ruby language.
Based in Fukuoka, Japan this international competition was set up in 2009 to promote Ruby, raise public awareness of the growing software industry in Fukuoka, and expand the use of Ruby to new regions and industries around the world. Eligible projects include systems, business models, or activities that utilize the features of the Ruby programming language and may incorporate languages other than Ruby. Preferred projects are ones that:
1) help increase the popularity or growth of Ruby
2) impact society in a big way or
3) are widely used
Although two categories Fukuoka Innovator Awards and New Faces Awards are restricted to local entrants, the other prizes open to all companies, organizations, and individuals.
The Grand Prize is worth 1 million yen (currently the equivalent of US $8,870) and previous winners include Rhomobile (USA) and APEC Climate Center (Korea).
Multiple Outstanding Performance Awards of 100,000 yen will also be made and there are several special prizes from sponsors of the contest.
GMO Pepabo Prize
IIJ GIO Prize
Money Forward Prize
To enter all you need do in the first instance is to fill in a downloadable form before the deadline of January 31st. Preliminary evaluation is on the basis on the application documents, attachments, and a preview of the system via the Internet. Successful applicants whose project proceed to Final Selection will receive an email in late February inviting them to make a presentation in Fukuoka, Japan at their own expense. If successful applicants are unable to present in person, the presentation documents may be submitted in lieu.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2018 )|