The SteerCo is pleased to announce that the James Jessiman Memorial Award (JJMA) for 2008 will be awarded to Philippe (Philo) Hurbain. As a prolific contributor to the LDraw Parts Library, Philo has contributed not only numerous parts but has also given his many software tools to aid in the creation of parts to the LDraw community. His dedication to reviewing parts has further facilitated the addition and improvement of many other parts to the library. In particular it is fair to say that, without Philo’s work, building modern Technic and NXT models in LDraw would be a significantly poorer experience. Overall Philo has, perhaps more than any other single person, made the parts library which forms the foundations of the LDraw experience into a better resource through his invaluable contributions of parts, tools and reviewing.
On behalf of all the NXT authors, I would like to add my thanks to Philo for his unselfish effort to create ldraw NXT parts---without which it would not have been possible to publish building instructions for our NXT designs.
Philo has a website full of cool things--- www.philohome.com. Learn more about LDraw at www.ldraw.org.