The JAX Innovation Awards were presented tonight at the JAX Conference in San Jose, California, to reward those technologies, companies, organizations and individuals that make outstanding contributions to Java.
The winners were:
• Most Innovative Java Technology - JRebel
• Most Innovative Java Company - Red Hat
• Top Java Community Ambassador - Martin Odersky
• Special Jury Award - Brian Goetz
In addition to being acknowledged best-in-class by peers from the Java community, winners received $2500 each. The JAXConf team took nominations from the community, had them reviewed by a panel of independent experts to create a shortlist, which was then voted on by the Java community.
"The java culture inspires innovation" said Sebastian Meyen, JAX Conference Chair, "and we are happy to reward that."