The Java Community Process (JCP) is key to the evolution of Java. This session emphasizes the value of transparency and participation in the JCP program, Java user groups (JUGs), and the Adopt-a-JSR program. You will also hear about some upcoming changes to the Java Specification Request (JSR) process through the JCP.next effort, and learn how you can get involved. Come with your questions/suggestions and leave with the motivation and information you need to become an active participant in advancing the Java platform.
Join the Java Evolution BOF: JCP & Adopt-a-JSR Workshop
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 gives you step-by-step instructions on how to participate in the Adopt-a-JSR program and the Transparency project and provides tools for running JUG events as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program. We will discuss details such as how to run hack days, translate content into local languages, and collaborate with other JUG leads on Adopt-a-JSR activities. In addition, highlights of use cases from JUG hack days and applications developed through the Adopt-a-JSR program.
Heather VanCura manages the JCP Program Office and is responsible for the day-to-day nurturing, support, and leadership of the community. She oversees the JCP.org web site, JSR management and posting, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership through new members and renewals. Heather has a front row seat for studying trends within the community and recommending changes. Several changes to the program in recent years have included enabling broader participation, increased transparency and agility in JSR development. When Heather joined the PMO staff in a community building marketing manager role for the JCP program, she was responsible for establishing the JCP brand logo programs, the JCP.org site, and engaging the community in online surveys and usability studies. She also developed marketing reward programs, campaigns, sponsorships, and events for the JCP program, including the community gathering at the annual JavaOne Conference. Before arriving at the JCP community in 2000, Heather worked with various technology companies. Heather enjoys speaking at conferences, such as Devoxx, Java Zone, and the JavaOne Conferences. She maintains the JCP Blog, Twitter feed (@jcp_org) and Facebook page. Heather resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA.