Abstract: Java 9 is targeted for release for March 2017 but that doesn't mean you need to wait until next year to understand how the new features might benefit your projects. Also learn how to take part in Java technology evolution through the Java Community Process (JCP) program to influence the future and evolution of Java. 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 JCP Program. You will also learn about the global Adopt-a-JSR program and how you can participate in the Adopt-a-JSR programs. Find out how you have contribute to the future editions of the Java Standard and Java Enterprise Editions.
Speaker Bio: Heather VanCura leads the JCP Community and Program Office. In her role she is responsible for the leadership of the community. Heather oversees the JCP.org web site, JSR management, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a contributor and leader of the community driven Adopt-a-JSR programs. In 2016, Heather served as Spec Lead for delivering the Final Release of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, as part of the ongoing JCP.next effort. Heather is passionate about Java and developer communities. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.
Company Bio: About the Java Community Process (JCP) Program: Since its launch in 1998 as the open, inclusive process to develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits, the Java Community Process (JCP) program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java platform developer community. The JCP program now has over 800 corporate, Java User Group and individual participants. More than 350 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program. For more information on the JCP program, please visit: https://jcp.org