There is one week left for developers to submit nominations for the JAX Innovation Awards, which will honor key innovations, individuals and companies in the Java space.
interested in entering technology for evaluation in the JAX Innovation Awards
program have one more week to submit nominations before the deadline for
The JAX Innovation
Awards, sponsored by S&S Media, is a three-month awards program
launched in April to recognize and reward innovation in the Java ecosystem from
around the world. Nominations are still open in three categories: Most
Innovative Java Technology, Most Innovative Java Company and Top Java
Ambassador. (Disclosure: Darryl K. Taft, author of this article is a judge in
A large volume
of nominations across all categories have already been received, but S&S
Media is calling for even more submissions to ensure the JAX innovation awards
reflect opinion across the entire Java Ecosystem. Companies and individuals are
free to nominate the people, technologies and companies they feel most deserve
recognition for their value to the world of Java. Nominations can be made at http://jax-awards.com/submissions.html
nominations close on May 16, a panel of judges will review entries and determine
a shortlist for voting. The panel includes RedMonk's James Governor;
Groovy, Grails and GPars committer Dierk Konig; Kito Mann, editor-in-chief of
JSF Central; Duke's Choice Award 2005 winner Fabiane Bizinella Nardon; Ted
Neward of Neward & Associates; Bruno Souza, Java champion and evangelist; industry
reporter Darryl K. Taft of eWEEK; and Sebastian Meyen of S&S Media.
Innovative Java Technology award is granted to the most innovative new Java
technology that solves a particularly challenging problem in a creative way, is
characterized by technical brilliance in both architecture and implementation,
enriches the Java Ecosystem in terms of practicality and relevance, and brings
a new perspective to the application of Java technology.
Innovative Java Company award is given to the most innovative company that is
characterized by ingenuity and a deep understanding of the challenges and
opportunities of the Java ecosystem, demonstrates an inventive business model
based on Java technologies, and leverages the potential commercial value of the
Java platform in an original and inspiring way.
The Top Java
Ambassador award goes to the person or group who shows outstanding commitment
as an advocate of the Java Ecosystem, makes a significant contribution to the
establishment of an open culture of communication and innovation within the
Java community, and helps increase the value potential of the Java ecosystem,
through technical or organizational accomplishments.
be announced May 30, 2011, with voting opening online June 1. Worldwide Java
communities, organizations, companies and individuals will be invited to cast
their votes and determine the winners.
Innovation Awards were originally conceived in 2006 in Germany with a European
focus. To recognize the global extension of the JAX brand, the scale and
scope of the JAX Innovation Awards has been increased to invite every company,
community and person working in the Java Ecosystem worldwide.
Innovation Awards will culminate in a presentation ceremony at the JAX Conference
to be held June 20-23 in San Jose, Calif.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.