The Fukuoka Ruby Award Committee is excited to announce that Banjo has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Silicon Valley Ruby Innovator Award at the Fukuoka Ruby Night, which was held on November 3, 2011 at Stanford University.

The award honors the developer of the most outstanding product or service, as chosen by a panel of judges including Ruby chief designer Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto and Tom Mornini, CTO & Co-Founder of EngineYard, Inc.

Banjo received a Hakata Doll as trophy and an invitation to the award ceremony for the 2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition, scheduled for March 2012 in Fukuoka City, Japan. Banjo will also advance to the Final Selection stage of the 2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition.