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2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition with Matz - Grand Prize, 1,000,000JPY!

Kaz K.
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 11
Dear Toronto Ruby Enthusiasts,

The Government of Fukuoka, Japan together with the creator of Ruby, "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.

2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition - Grand Prize - 1 Million Yen!,
Entry Deadline: 5PM, November 15, 2012 (Japan Time, GMT+9)
Final Deadline: 5PM, November 30, 2012 (Japan Time, GMT+9)

* Entry form must be submitted by 11/15 and all submission materials must be complete by 11/30.

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 2013 (hotel and airfare paid). 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 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:

Application form:

Please email the application form at

* This year, we have Salesforce Japan prize specially. The winner will receive
- 500,000 JPY
- 3 Tickes to Dreamforce (Airline tickets to San Francisco are not included.)

and more prizes!

Past winners:

Matz will be testing and reviewing your source code
thoroughly! It's very meaningful to apply! There aren't many
applicants at this point (less than 10). Which means you have a very
high chance to win the prize! So, hurry up! It's Free to enter!

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