JAXawards 2012

JAX Innovation Awards – Winners Revealed!!

AnnaKent
JAX_London_4c

Find out who won this year’s awards

After many months of anticipation, the JAX Innovation Awards
ceremony finally took place today as part of JAXconf.

The voting polls closed yesterday, but before we reveal who/what
has won (if you don’t know already) let us tell you a little about
the process.

During the month of March people from across the Java ecosystem
were nominating the companies, technologies and people they felt
should be rewarded for showing the best innovations in Java. Then
during May our expert judging panel had some seriously tough
decisions to make in determining the shortlist of finalists in each
category. Once this was decided it was then back to the community
to vote on their overall winners.

The winner in each category received recognition as
best-in-class as determined by their industry peers and the Java
community, PLUS a prize of $2,500.

We had one other category to determine – The Special Jury Award.
For the last two weeks the Jury members have been debating who
deserves to receive this recognition. What made this a difficult
process was the fact that the Jury members didn’t have to pick a
finalist or even a person/company/technology that had been
nominated, as industry experts we wanted them to put forward their
own personal opinions. After many discussions/friendly debates they
came to a conclusion

So who are the winners…..?

Most Innovative Java Technology –
Restructure101

Most Innovative Java Company – JetBrains

Top Java Ambassador – Adam Bien

Special Jury Award – Charlie Nutter

Congratulations to you all!!

We were delighted with the response from the community with
thousands of votes received across the 3 categories, thank you to
you all for being a part of this. Also a big thank you to the Jury
members! Interviews and photos will be available soon.

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