FiveRuns Chosen as a Finalist for 2008 South by Southwest Web Awards

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FiveRuns has been named a finalist in the CSS category of the 11th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards for work on The 2008 SXSW Web Awards aims to uncover the best new websites and celebrate the top innovators who are building and implementing tomorrow's online trends. To vote for in the People’s Choice Award, visit the following site by March 3, 2008:

Comedian, writer and filmmaker Eugene Mirman will emcee the March 9 Web Awards ceremony presented by Adobe, which will name winners in 18 content categories, as well as “People’s Choice” and “Best of Show.” The ceremony will take place on the 6th floor ballroom of the Downtown Austin Hilton Hotel at 7:30 p.m.

“FiveRuns delivers products for monitoring the performance of Ruby on Rails applications with a clean, compelling user experience. With our website, we have taken advantage of Ruby on Rails to create an equally compelling interface,” said Dean Cruse, vice president of marketing and sales for FiveRuns. “We are thrilled to have been recognized as a finalist by the SXSW Web Awards.”

"FiveRuns has been exceptionally open to exploring creative and innovative ways to use industry recognized standards such as XHTML, CSS, and Javascript along with community-driven efforts such as Microformats to make their website and products usable and accessible, but also beautiful,” said Scott Boms of Wishingline Design Studio, Inc., creator of the FiveRuns website and user interface designer. “It's an honor to be nominated among such great company - both the other nominees in the CSS category and across all Web Awards categories. Winning wouldn't be too shabby either."

About FiveRuns Corporation
FiveRuns is building an ecosystem of tools around Ruby on Rails, including its flagship monitoring and management tool, FiveRuns Manage, and a free Rails stack, FiveRuns Install. Built on Ruby on Rails and delivered as a hosted service, FiveRuns’ products enable organizations to save money and reduce operational complexity by managing the entire Rails application lifecycle – from installation to production. For more information or to download a trial subscription, visit

About SXSW Interactive Festival
Scheduled March 7-11 in Austin, Texas, the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career inspiration, bringing together some of emerging technology’s most creative thinkers. The event features five days of keynote speeches, more than 120 panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the iF! Trade Show & Exhibition, the ScreenBurn Arcade, and dozens of exciting evening events. For more information on SXSW Interactive, see


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