Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura, Group Director, Oracle
Heather VanCura in the director and chairperson of the Java Community Process (JCP) program. In her role she is responsible for leadership of the community. In this role she also serves as an international speaker, mentor, and leader or hack days. VanCura oversees the work of the JCP executive committee, the JCP.org web site, JSR management, community building, events, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a contributor and leader of the community-driven user group adoption programs. She is the spec lead for JSRs as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort to evolve the JCP itself. Heather is based at HQ, is passionate about Java, developer communities, and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

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Java Community Participation and Collaboration in 2020
Heather VanCura

The Java Community Process (JCP) program celebrates twenty five years of Java development in 2020. The JCP is the process by which the international Java community standardizes and ratifies the specifications for Java technologies. The JCP ensures high-quality specifications are developed using an inclusive, consensus-based approach. Read more about the JCP at https://jcp.org/en/procedures/jcp2_11.
This session will explore how Java development has been brought into the open over the past decade. Several Java developer efforts have brought open source development processes and new levels of transparency and participation into their communities.
Learn about the latest Java innovations to the Java SE Platform – Java SE 14, 15 and beyond.
Since the initiation of efforts to expand the developer participation in the Java community, Java standards development is more open that it ever has been.
Learn how to take part in the Java developer community and the upcoming changes to Java – you can participate as an individual, corporation, or nonprofit such as a Java user group (JUG).
This session answers questions about why and how to participate in the evolution of the Java platform. You will also learn about the global Adoption programs and how you can participate in contributing to the future of Java.

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