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With the new late binding of features to a release, we no longer have a Java road-map that calls out what features will come out in the next releases. We do have many interesting projects in OpenJDK that Oracle and others in the community are working on “for some future release”. Come get a high-level overview of the most-interesting and most-innovative projects that might deliver features to a version in the near future. We will also discuss how some new practices try to balance the need for evolving the platform with trying to keep older code running on newer versions.

Aurelio García-Ribeyro is a Director of Product Management for the Java Platform Group at Oracle

He has been involved in the development of the JDK since JDK 7. He is a frequent presenter at JavaOne, Oracle Code One, and with Java User Groups and Oracle Customers. Aurelio's role includes making sure that groups within Oracle that use the JDK are well informed of changes as well as explaining the most relevant features and enhancements in upcoming releases. He has received a JavaOne Rock Star Award.

Aurelio joined Oracle in 2010 through the Sun Microsystems acquisition. He joined Sun in 2008. Before moving to California he worked in Workforce Management and Telecommunications in Florida.

Aurelio holds a BS in Systems Engineering from Universidad de Lima, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.