Heather leads the Java Community standardization efforts at Oracle, and is a leader of the global community driven adoption user group programs. She is the Chairperson and Director of the Java Community Process (JCP) program. In this role she drives the efforts to transform the JCP program and broaden participation and diversity in the community. She is passionate about Java, women in technology and developer communities, serving as an International speaker and community organizer of developer hack days around the world. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.
The Java Community Process (JCP) remains key to the evolution of the Java platform, and is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the program in 2019.
This session will discuss the changes in the Java community and the increased transparency that enables participation in the JCP program.
Discuss upcoming changes to the Java Specification Request (JSR) process through the JCP.next effort, and the ways you can get involved in the evolution of Java, either as an individual, part of your Java User Group community, or your employer.
Come with your questions/suggestions, and leave with the motivation and information you need in order to become an active participant in advancing the Java platform.