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Eclipse Awards 2011 and the top Eclipse projects

An Eclipse Award Trophy, to-scale
An Eclipse Award Trophy, to-scale
Sen Chang

The sixth annual Eclipse Community Awards were announced in a standing-room only ceremonial event at EclipseCon 2011 last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Selected by peers or panelists, these awards honor the top individuals and projects in the Eclipse ecosystem.

The Awards were held in conjunction with a live double-elimination trivia game dubbed “EclipseCon Trivia.” In tune with the technical nature of the conference, the game covered topics ranging from Eclipse Foundation milestones and luminaries to Eclipse shortcuts. The winners were announced between rounds of this live game of contestants drawn from a random pool of conference attendees.

The Individual Awards winners are:

Top Committer: Sebastian Zarnekow for Xtext, a framework which allows Eclipse to be used as an IDE for any language.

  • Nominees: Lauren Goubet and Tom Schinddl

Top Contributor: Dariusz Luksza for Egit

  • Nominees: Brian de Alwis and James Sugre

Top Newcomer Evangelist: Boris Bokowski for his involvement in the Orion Project and outreach to web developers to the Eclipse community

  • Nominees: Cedric Brun and James Sugrue

Lifetime Contribution Award: David Williams, for his “behind the scenes” work in making sure that the simultaneous Eclipse releases are a success.

The Project Awards Winners are:

Most Open Project: e4 platform for the next generation of Eclipse

Most Innovative New Feature or Eclipse Project: EGit

The Technology Awards Winners are:

Best Developer Tool: PyDev

Best Modeling Tool: Bonita Open Solutions, which provide an intuitive, powerful, opensource Business Process Management for simple to complex business processes

Best Mobile Tool: MOTODEV Studio for Android

Best RCP App (Rich Client Platform): OpenChrom, opensource software for chromatography and mass spectrometry

Each winner received a pocket-sized Eclipse Globe statue, pictured above.