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.

2016 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition
– Grand Prize – 1 Million Yen!

Entry Deadline: November 27, 2015

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).

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:

Please email the application form to

This year, we have the following special prizes:

The winner of the AWS Prize will receive:

  • Kindle Fire HDX (subject to change)
  • AWS architect technical consultation

The winner of the GMO Pepabo Prize will receive:

  • 50,000 yen gift certificate toward domain services from MuuMuu Domain
  • Gift basket filled with local foods and snacks (30,000 yen value)

The winner of the IIJ GIO Prize will receive:

  • IIJ GIO free coupon worth 500,000 yen (up to 6 months)

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


Posted by Fukuoka Ruby on 13 Oct 2015

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