Upcoming Ruby Programming Competitions with Matz - Grand Prize - 1,000,000 JPY!

Dear Ruby Enthusiasts:

The Government of Fukuoka, Japan together with "Matz" Matsumoto would like to invite you to enter the following Ruby competitions. If you have developed an interesting Ruby program, please be encouraged to apply.

  • Silicon Valley Competition (November 3, 2011 in Silicon Valley), Entry Deadline: October 17, 2011

Selected finalists will present their Ruby programs in front of Matz on November 3, 2011 in Silicon Valley (exact location to be announced later). Matz, together with a panel of judges, will select the winner. The winner will be invited to Fukuoka, Japan for an award ceremony to be held in March 2012 (hotel and airfare paid). If you enter the Silicon Valley competition, you will also be automatically entered in the Fukuoka competition described below.

  • Fukuoka Competition - Grand Prize - 1 Million Yen! (March 2012 in Fukuoka, Japan), Entry Deadline: November 15, 2011

You can enter the Fukuoka competition exclusively, or enter the above Silicon Valley Competition and be automatically entered in the Fukuoka Competition. Matz and a group of panelists will select the winners of the Fukuoka Competition. The grand prize winner will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Fukuoka, Japan in March 2012 (hotel and airfare paid). The grand prize for the Fukuoka Competition is 1 million yen(approximately $13,000!). Past grand prize winners include Rhomobile (USA) and APEC Climate Center (Korea).

Programs entered in these competitions do not have to be written entirely in Ruby but should take advantage of the unique characteristics of Ruby. Projects must have been developed or completed within the past 12 months to be eligible.

Please visit the following Fukuoka website for additional details or to enter: