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Java EE 8 and Java 9 are both under active development, and there are many areas in which the community can contribute. Adopt-a-JSR is a grassroots initiative developed by JUG leaders to encourage JUG members to get involved in a JSR. The CJUG has adopted JSR 366: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8 Specification, and we plan to help make a difference in the future of Java EE! We are also becoming actively involved with the OpenJDK project, and furthering our involvement by working on OpenJDK initiatives in this session.
In this ONLINE ONLY session, we will contribute to the future of Java and Java EE by digging into the JIRA for one or more of the Java EE 8 JSRs, hacking the early access release of Java 9, discussing issues, and possibly providing documentation, feedback, or code!
Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, JavaOne and Devnexus. Bob is actively involved in the Chicago developer community as the Chicago Java User Group President and Devoxx4Kids Chicagoland Organizer. As a passionate open source advocate Bob donates his time to Apache Felix and Apache Tika as a committer and PMC respectively. Bob helps his clients perform modular development/design, automation for continuous delivery, and build forward leaning web applications. When not coding, Bob enjoys coaching football, robotics, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
Josh Juneau is a long time Java EE developer, and has written a number of books pertaining to the Java Platform. He is a member of both the JSF 2.3, and Portlet Bridge for JSF Expert Groups, and he is a community advocate and contributor, as he is the Director of Meetings for Chicago JUG and is helping to lead the CJUG Adopt-a-JSR for JavaEE effort. He has presented at a number of conferences, including JavaOne in San Francisco. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children when not diving into code.