JAX Innovation Awards 2011: The Winners are…
Who won the JAX Innovation Awards 2011?
Tonight at JAXconf 2011, the great
journey of the JAX Innovation Awards nomination and voting process
came to its conclusion at the Awards ceremony in the Hilton
Convention Center, San Jose. After an intensive 3 month program of
nominations, judging and community votes, which saw thousands of
votes cast, the Awards were presented by judging panel chair,
Sebastian Meyen, and Mark Hazell, of organizers S&S Media.
The JAX Innovation Awards recognized and rewarded the excellence
and innovation across the Java Ecosystem, with 3 categories
determined by community voting.
So, as the famous saying goes, the winners are:
Most Innovative Java Technology –
Most Innovative Java Company – Red Hat
Top Java Ambassador – Martin Odersky
Jevgeni Kabanov, founder and CTO of Zero Turnaround, the
company behind JRebel, expressed his thanks to the communities for
nominating and voting for JRebel as Most Innovative Java
Accepting his award via video link, Top Java Ambassador winner
Martin Odersky said, “It is a great honour to be made Top Java
Ambassador. I see it as recognition of 16 years of passionate work,
first around Java, then around Scala, in which my goal has always
been to blend functional programming methods in a smooth way into
the Java environment.”
The presenters were joined on stage by Dan Allen, of Red
Hat, to accept the Most Innovative Java Company Award.
Additionally, the Jury‘s Special
Award goes to Brian Goetz. Sebastian Meyen pronounced the official
Jury statement, stressing that Brian Goetz has demonstrated that he
will not rest on the laurels of Java’s past success, but will
elevate Java to the next level going forward. Brian deserves this
award because of the impact of his work, which will ripple far and
wide through the community.
The JAX Innovation Awards 2011 were
announced back in March and, after a period of community
nominations, deliberation by a panel of independent Java experts,
and a final round of community voting, we would like to
congratulate the winners of each category: JRebel, Red Hat, Martin
Odersky and Brian Goetz. We would also like to thank everyone who
nominated, voted and took part in the JAX Innovation Awards 2011,
and helped to make the Awards such a success.