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Judges Selected for Duke's Choice Awards

May 24, 2012 By: Tori Wieldt

The 2012 Duke's Choice Awards judges have been selected (or coerced), and it is an impressive list of community members:

  • Yara Senger, SouJava
  • John Yeary, Greenville Java Users Group
  • Glen Peterson, JUG member and CTO PlanBase, Inc.
  • Martijn Verburg, London City JUG
  • Justin Kestelyn, OTN
  • Michelle Kovac, Java Marketing & Operations
  • Arun Gupta, Java Evangelist & Glassfish community member
  • Sharat Chander, Java Evangelist team manager

In addition to the nine winners selected by the judging panel, a Community Choice winner will be selected via the polling tool. The Community Choice vote will go live July 1st at

A 10-year old tradition in the Java community, the Duke's Choice Awards awards are granted to the best and most innovative projects using Java. The primary judging criteria for this prestigious award is innovation, putting small developer shops on an equal footing with multinational giants. The ten most innovative submissions will be announced in the September/October issue of Java Magazine and showcased at Java One in San Francisco.

The Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology. Nominate an individual, a group or company who show the best in Java innovation. There are no predetermined categories--it's all about innovation. Nominate via the easy online form at Nominations are open until June 15, 2012.

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