Java 9 Hack Day

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Price: $20.00 /per person
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'Get ready for Java 9 Hack Day' on Saturday, 19 August.

This is a joint session broadcast between the Virtual JUG, and the Atlanta Java User Group, live from Atlanta.

We're charging a nominal amount so that we can provide lunch and snacks, as well as give-aways! Oh, there will be free beer too, at the end :)

Time is 10 am - 4:00 pm, with a trip to the bar with free drinks afterwards.

You can take part in Java technology evolution through the Java Community Process (JCP) program. Currently there are JSRs being finalized for the Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 platforms. In this session we will be doing a hack day as part of the global Adopt OpenJDK program getting ready for the release of Java SE 9. We kicked off a testing program in 2016 and this is a hackday as part of the ongoing global adoption and outreach effort.

This all day hands on hack session will cover the new modules system in Java 9, the JLink tool which allows you to create Java images with your application, and also how to migrate to the new Java 9 modular system with an older application. A laptop is required. Bring your project and run it on Java 9 EA with fellow JUG members!

Download the latest EA build of JDK 9 to follow along:


Heather VanCura is the Chair of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program at Oracle, international speaker, leader of Global Adopt-a-JSR program in conjunction with Java User Group leaders, organizer of developer hack days (aka Hackergartens) around the world and Spec Lead of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, through the JCP Program. Heather is passionate about growing Java technology and community building dynamics.

Mani Sarkar is a passionate developer mainly in the Java/JVM space, currently living and working in the UK. A member of the London Java Community (LJC), JCP Member, OpenJDK contributor (has been heavily involved with this project in the past), involved in a number of developer communities, and F/OSS projects. He sees himself working in the areas of core Java, JVM, JDK, Hotspot, Nashorn and Performance Tuning. An advocate of a number of agile and software craftsmanship practices and a regular at many talks, conferences, and hands-on-workshops. Expresses his thoughts often via blog posts, tweets and other forms of social media. He can be found on Twitter at @theNeomatrix369.

Simon Maple is the Director of Developer Relations at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Duke's Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaZone, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.