Community Voting Now Open

JAX Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

Jessica Thornsby

The finalists for Most Innovative Java Technology, Most Innovative Java Company and Top Java Ambassador announced.

After much deliberation, the Jury of the JAX Innovation Awards have whittled the nominations down to five finalists for each category!

Most Innovative Java Technology – Technologies, open source projects or commercial products that either improve today’s technologies, address future challenges, or show the potential for future significant innovation. The finalists are:





Neo4j Graph Database

Most Innovative Java Company – This category focuses on innovative companies and business models that drive technical innovation, make the Java Ecosystem more powerful, or leverage the Ecosystem to establish a successful business. The finalists are:



Red Hat Inc.

Tasktop Technologies


Top Java Ambassador – Every community needs rockstars! The winner of this category will be an individual, a group or an organisation who makes a valuable contribution to Java’s open culture of communication, or pushes forward innovation in the Ecosystem. The finalists are:

Adam Bien

Martin Odersky

Mike Milinkovich


The London Java Community

Now, it’s down to you, the community, to vote for the Ambassador, Java Company and Technology you feel makes the most innovative contribution to the Java Ecosystem. Voting is now open, and will close on 21st June 2011, with a special Award Ceremony taking place at JAXconf, San Jose, 2011, to honour the winners. The winner of each category will be awarded $2,500, in addition to being acknowledged best-in-class by peers spanning the entire Java Ecosystem. There will also be a Special Jury Award, to be announced at the Award Ceremony.

Vote now, by visiting the JAX Innovation Awards website. Good luck to all the finalists!