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 we are celebrating the 25 year anniversary of Java in 2020..This session will discuss the changes in the Java community and the increased transparency that enables participation in the JCP program.
Learn about the latest Java innovations being developed through the JCP to be brought to the Java SE Platform through the OpenJDK development efforts – Java SE 14 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.