EclipseCon 2012: Eclipse Community Awards announced
The Eclipse Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Eclipse Community Awards at this year's EclipseCon North America conference, currently taking place in Virginia. These awards are presented by the Foundation each year in various categories to recognise individuals and Eclipse projects in the Eclipse community, as well as Eclipse-based projects, both open source and commercial.
This year's Top Committer is Sven Efftinge of German IT company itemis. The Top Contributors are Stephan Herrmann from Gk Software AG and Alex Blewitt. The position of Top Newcomer Evangelist was awarded to Lars Vogel, who also writes for The H's associates at heise Developer. Modelling expert Ed Mercks was given a Lifetime Contribution Award for his contributions as an Eclipse member.
The winner of the "Most Open Project" category was awarded to the Eclipse Communication Framework, while the Most Innovative New Feature or Eclipse Project award went to Eclipse Code Recommenders, which was developed at Technische Universität Darmstadt. The Chronon Time Travelling Debugger was named as the Best Developer Tool, and the Best Modelling Product was awarded to MaintainJ. The Best Application in the Eclipse community's view was Justinmind Prototyper.