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It’s an honor to be nominated: JAX Innovation Awards 2017 nominations close tomorrow

Jane Elizabeth
JAX London

Here at JAXenter, we love celebrating innovation in Java and DevOps! Help us fill out 2017’s award slate by nominating a company, organization, technology, or person that has brought significant innovation to the Java ecosystem! Submissions close tomorrow, August 4th!

We want to promote innovation and creativity in the Java ecosystem. What better way to do that by community involvement in an award that recognizes it? So, we need you to help us and nominate some of your favorite Java tools, DevOps designs, or even fancy frameworks to our 2017 slate.

Visit our official JAX Innovation Awards 2017 page for more details on the submission process. It doesn’t matter if you can’t make it out to JAX London this year; we still want to hear from you.

Last year, Spring Boot won the award for Most Innovative Contribution to the Java ecosystem, Docker took first for Innovation in Software Deliver & DevOps, and Let’s Encrypt gained accolades from the Special Jury.

NOMINATE TODAY: JAX Innovation Awards 2017

The JAX Innovation Awards

How does it work? Well, this year, we’re following a pretty logical plan.


This year’s JAX Innovation Awards include the following categories:

JAXMost Innovative contribution to the Java ecosystem

This category aims to compliment the achievements of both the heavyweights of the Java ecosystem and the field’s newcomers. The emphasis ranges from data stores, language features, frameworks to JVM languages, tools and more.

JAXMost Innovative solution to software delivery & DevOps

This category rewards technologies, companies, organizations and/or individuals that conceive groundbreaking solutions to promote any of the following areas: DevOps, Continuous Delivery, cloud and/or container technologies.

JAXJAX Special Jury Award

This award celebrates exceptional achievements by a visionary individual, community or company (not open for community voting)

Our honorable jury

So, who are our venerable judges for the 2017 JAX Innovation Awards? Let’s take a closer look at who will be deciding the prestigious Special Jury Award.

Tim Berglund

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. Tim tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at, is the co-host of the podcast, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up.

Monica Beckwith

Code Karam LLC
Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant and trainer optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. She led Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the ‘Java Performance Companion’ book.

Mike McGarr

Mike McGarr is the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team. He is also a co-host of the Ship Show Podcast. Mike has been developing Java/JVM-based applications for most of his career and been known to dabble in other languages as well. He is passionate about building quality software through automation. Mike can frequently be found talking about Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, or build and test automation. Prior to joining Netflix, Mike was the Director of DevOps at Blackboard and the founder of the DC Continuous Delivery meetup.

Tracy Miranda

Kichwa Coders
Tracy Miranda is a developer, open source evangelist and veteran of the Eclipse community. She is founder of Kichwa Coders, a software consultancy specialising in Eclipse tools for scientific and embedded software. Tracy has a background in electronics system design, including patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for and on tech, open source & diversity.

Kai Tödter

Siemens AG
Kai Tödter is Principal Key Expert for Software Architecture and Technologies at Siemens Building Technologies. He has 20 years of Java experience and represented Siemens in the Java Community Process (JCP) and in the Eclipse Foundation. Kai is Committer with some Open Source projects, his current focus is on web technologies, microservices and hypermedia APIs.

Sebastian Meyen

Software & Support Media
Sebastian is Chief Content Officer at S&S Media. He has been actively involved with the IT industry for more than 10 years. As a journalist he is constantly in touch with thought leaders in software development and architecture. He is editor in chief of the German speaking Java Magazin and program chair of the JAX conferences since 2001. Prior to joining S&S Media, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany.

In conclusion

We can’t do this without you! Make your voice heard and head over to the JAX Innovation Awards today!

a long time ago in a galaxy far far away

Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth is an assistant editor for

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