Participate in the Future of Java

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This is a joint session broadcast live from the IceJUG in Iceland. London Java Community and other JUGs will join remotely and we will broadcast this event as a Virtual JUG event as well. For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this (

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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.

We will kick off a testing program to here to continue through the release of Java 9 in July 2017 as part of an ongoing global adoption and outreach effort. This is an introduction to get started. We will also do a Java 9 Challenge. A laptop is required. Learn about HTTP 2, jshell and Java 9 module system. Bring your project and run it on Java 9 EA with fellow JUG members!

Download the latest EA build of JDK 9 prior to the event:


Guide for testing on latest build of java9:

Gamified JDK9 hackathon:

IceJUG event:


Heather VanCura, Director, 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 Java Community Process (JCP) Program. Heather is passionate about growing Java technology and community building dynamics. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time and helping to grow diversity in the technology space.

Hendrik Ebbers is Java developer at Canoo Engineering AG and lives in Dortmund, Germany. He is the founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations at User Groups and Conferences. He's blogging about UI related topics at ( on Twitter @hendrikEbbers) and his JavaFX book "Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls" was released 2014 by Oracle press. Hendrik is JavaOne Rockstar, JSR expert group member and Java Champion.

Mani Sarkar is a passionate developer mainly in the Java/JVM space. Currently living and working in the UK, as a Software Craftsman at Codurance. A member of the London Java Community (LJC), JCP Member, OpenJDK contributor (has been heavily involved with this project in the past), involved in 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. 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.

Agenda (GMT):

16:00-16:10: Welcome (Gudmundur)

16:10-16:40: JCP Introduction and Adoption Programs (Heather & Hendrik)

16:40-16:50: Introduce hands-on activities (Heather)

16:50-17:10: Test EA JDK 9 builds (Mani)

17:10-17:55: Gamified Hackathon (Hendrik)

17:55-18:00: Closing and winner; show some local scenery (?)