Nominations open for JAX Innovation Awards 2017
It’s that time of year again. Do you know a technology, company, organization or person that has brought significant innovation to the Java ecosystem? Nominations for the JAX Innovation Awards 2017 are now open, and we’re looking to celebrate those who promote open innovation in the field of the Java Platform and related technologies.
This year marks JAX Innovation Awards’ 11th anniversary of promoting open innovation in the field of the Java Platform and related technologies. It rewards the most innovative contributions in the shape of technology, idea, documentation, industry impact, community engagement, etc.
As we celebrate over a decade of recognizing and rewarding true value, we are once again joining forces with our special jury to put the spotlight on those who inspire and innovate.
Nominate your favorites
Visit the JAX Innovation Awards 2017 official page to nominate your favorite candidates by August 4, 2017 and learn more about the JAX Innovation Awards. Everyone is invited to submit their nominations — you can either celebrate your own achievements and vote for yourself or reward someone else’s accomplishments.
You can nominate your favorite
for the JAX Innovation Awards.
You are welcome to nominate multiple candidates in multiple categories.
The winners will be announced at the JAX London conference, taking place on October 9-12 in London, United Kingdom.
The JAX Innovation Awards categories
This year’s JAX Innovation Awards include the following categories:
Most 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.
Most 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.
JAX Special Jury Award
This award celebrates exceptional achievements by a visionary individual, community or company (not open for community voting)
Our mission is a simple one; we want to promote open innovation in the field of the Java Platform and related technologies and reward the most innovative contributions in the shape of technology, idea, documentation, industry impact, community engagement, etc.
Stay tuned! We will shortly announce the jury members!
A look back at JAX 2016 winners
Most innovative contribution to the Java ecosystem: Spring Boot
1st place: Spring Boot
2nd place: Camunda BPM
3rd place: Apache Spark
Most innovative solution to software delivery and DevOps: Docker
1st place: Docker
2nd place: Prometheus
3rd place: Habitat
Special jury award: Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. The service gives people the digital certificates they need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites in a very user-friendly way.
Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal. Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any single organization.
The JAX Innovation Awards jury believes that Let’s Encrypt greatly improved web security by making certificates freely and easily available to everyone. Let’s Encrypt’s existence is a call to the IT community to pay attention to security, and we urge everyone to heed it.