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London, Greater London, United Kingdom, 2011/06/24 - The winners of the JAX Innovation Awards were announced this week during a ceremony at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, host to the very first JAX Conference to take place in the USA - JAXConf.com.
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 present across the Java Ecosystem, with 3 categories determined by community voting.
The Award winners were announced as:
• Most Innovative Java Technology - JRebel;
• Most Innovative Java Company – Red Hat;
• Top Java Ambassador – Martin Odersky;
• Special Jury Award – Brian Goetz.
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 Technology.
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 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, who said,“We feel honoured and excited, especially as this is a community based award and working together with the community is so valuable for all of us at Red Hat”.
Finally, Meyen announced the winner of a special Jury Award as Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle.
The official statement from the jury reads: “The Jury‘s vote goes to Brian Goetz, who is now responsible for the Java language. He has demonstrated, that he will not rest on the laurels of Java’s past success, but elevate Java to the next level going forward. He deserves this award because the impact of his work will ripple far and wide through the community, far further than any individual contributions, present or past.
”Brian Goetz is not only evangelizing. He’s doing. And by doing he is shaping the future of the platform in a way that few others could. He’s been 100% dedicated to the Java community for well over a decade, as both an independent and now the official Java Language Architect.“
The winner of each category receives $2,500 from S&S Media, and the recognition of their peers in the Java Ecosystem as best in class, 2011.
The Jury was made up from many well known personalities from the Java Ecosystem and included developers, analysts and publishers and included:
• James Governor RedMonk;
• Dierk König Canoo Engineering AG;
• Kito D. Mann JSFCentral;
• Sebastian Meyen Software & Support Media;
• Fabiane Bizinella Nardon Java Champion & Duke Award Winner;
• Ted Neward Neward & Associates;
• Bola Rotibi Intellect Consulting;
• Bruno Souza Brazilian JavaMan;
• Darryl K. Taft Editor of eWeek (Ziff Davis Enterprise).
For more information visit jaxconf.com/.