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Participate in the future of Java

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Learn how to take part in Java technology evolution through the Java Community Process (JCP) program. You can participate as an individual, corporation, or nonprofit such as a Java user group (JUG). This session details how to participate in the JCP Program. You will also learn about the global Adoption programs and how you can participate in the Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programs. We will discuss details such as how to run hack days, collaborate with other JUG leads, and review use cases from other JUGs around the world contributing to the Java EE and Java SE JSRs. Currently there are new JSRs being submitted and developed for the Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 platforms. Find out how you have contribute to the future editions of the Java Standard and Java Enterprise Editions.

Speaker: Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura leads the JCP Community and Program Office. Heather oversees the web site, JSR management, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a contributor and leader of the community driven Adopt-a-JSR programs. In 2014, Heather became Spec Lead for JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort. Heather is passionate about Java and developer communities. She is an international speaker at Java conferences and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

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6:30 - 7:00 Eat and find a seat
7:00 - 7:15 Brief announcements
7:15 - 8:15 Talk and Q&A
8:15 - 9:30 Discussion at a local restaurant