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Ruby Prize 2014

It has been decided to hold the Ruby Prize2014, to recognize the efforts of New members to the Ruby community.
This "Ruby Prize" will hold meetings by the executive committee comprised of three parties, which is
Ruby Association
Nihon Ruby no Kai
Matsue city
Ruby Prize Award Winner and nominees(1-2 people) will receive an award at the RubyWorld Conference 2014, to be held in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture November 13th & 14th.
It should be noted the winner of the Ruby Prize will also be awarded
sub-prize money of 1million yen!

About Ruby prize for more details see
http://www.ruby.or.jp/en/news/20140627.html


Ruby Prize 2014 Prospectus

 Ruby is an Open Source Software used throughout the world. The community made up of developers, users, and those sharing it worldwide are indispensable to Ruby’s presence. The community of common minded people that have gathered behind the growth of this open source software are an essential element to Ruby.

 However, the term community here doesn’t simply refer to any specific organisation or association. It includes more abstract and obscure gatherings, where people who share an interest in and enthusiasm for Ruby come together. In effect, our community is not a single tangible entity. Rather, it is groups of individuals who have come together to form groups with different backgrounds and expectations.

 Emphasising the individual is essential to strengthening, and creating a more reliable and solid community that supports our open source software. The Ruby Prize, a Newcomer Award for members of the Ruby Community has been established as of last year. The Ruby Prize commends individuals for their outstanding achievements within the previous two to three years.

 The prize-winners are chosen from both individuals recommended by members of the Ruby Prize Committee or recommendations from non-Ruby Prize Committee members. The award will be made during the Ruby World Conference 2014. A monetary prize will also be awarded as a supplementary prize provided by Matsue City (Ruby Prize Sponsor).

 Many thanks for your continued support in the further development and growth of the Ruby Community through the Ruby Prize.

  Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto,
  Ruby Prize Executive Committee Chairperson 


Recommendation Criteria for Ruby Prize 2014
1) A basic description of those applicable for the prize is noted in the preceding prospectus.
2) This prize is open to individual candidates only. Corporate bodies and groups may not apply.
3) The “new” stated in the prospectus refers ideally to within theprevious two to three years..
4) Vote for the past year's Ruby prize winner (Mr.Chikanaga) is invalid.
   ※Multiple voting is not prohibited.

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