EclipseCon 2009 opened Monday in sunny Santa Clara, California. As usual, the first day was taken up by tutorials and awards, with the main conference running from Tuesday through Thursday. The Eclipse Community Awards recognizes the top individuals and products in the Eclipse community. Congratulations to all the winners listed below.
The Individual Awards acknowledge people that have given time and resources to make Eclipse a better community. Winners were selected by their peers in an online vote. The selection of the Top Newcomer Evangelist award was based on the individual that answered the most questions raised on the eclipse.newcomer newsgroup.
- Top Ambassador: Nick Boldt
- Top Committer: Paul Webster
- Top Contributor: Benjamin Cabé
- Top Newcomer Evangelist: Ed Merks
The Technology Awards recognize both Eclipse-based open source projects and commercial products. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from the Eclipse community. Nominated developer tools, Equinox applications and RCP applications were evaluated on their user interfaces, innovation and comprehensiveness.
- Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Developer Tool: Instantiations WindowBuilder Pro (www.instantiations.com/windowbuilder)
- Best Open Source Eclipse-Based Developer Tool: Acceleo (www.acceleo.org)
- Best Commercial Equinox Application: ProSyst mBedded Server Smart Home Extension (www.prosyst.com/products/osgi_ext_smart.html)
- Best Open Source Equinox Application: ModuleFusion (www.modulefusion.org)
- Best Commercial RCP Application: Chord Scale Generator (www.pluck-n-play.com)
- Best Open Source RCP Application: Apache Directory Studio (directory.apache.org/studio)