2014 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition - Entries to be judged by Matz

Dear Ruby Enthusiasts,

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

2014 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition - Grand Prize - 1 Million Yen!

Entry Deadline: November 29, 2013

Matz and a group of panelists will select the winners of the Fukuoka Competition. The grand prize for the Fukuoka Competition is 1 million yen. Past grand prize winners include Rhomobile (USA) and APEC Climate Center (Korea).

See the winners from last year:


Programs entered in the competition 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:

http://www.digitalfukuoka.jp/events/22?locale=ja or http://www.myfukuoka.com/news/technology-news/2014-fukuoka-ruby-award-guidelines-for-applicants.html


Please email the application form to award@f-ruby.com.

This year, we have the following special prizes: The winner of the Engine Yard Prize will receive:

  • Credit for 5,000 hours of Engine Yard Cloud
  • A pair of tickets to RubyKaigi (incl. 50,000 yen per person for transport expenses)
  • Engine Yard novelty goods set

The winner of Heroku Prize will receive:

  • 100,000 yen
  • A pair of tickets to RubyKaigi (incl. 50,000 yen per person for transport expenses)
  • Heroku novelty goods set

The winner of the paperboy&co. Prize will receive:

  • Free pair tickets to Shimane (Ruby City Matsue) for 3 days (transportation expenses up to 50,000 yen per person)
  • Free gTLD (com, net, org, info, biz) for 10 years

“Matz will be testing and reviewing your source code thoroughly, so it’s very meaningful to apply! The competition is free to enter.”