Speaker Details

Sharat Chander


Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for firms including Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. His background and technical specialty is in Java development tools, graphics design, and product/community management. Sharat has been actively involved in the Java community for 20+ years, helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. As Oracle’s director of Java Developer Engagement, Sharat served as the JavaOne conference content chairperson for 10 years, driven the technical content strategy and Java community involvement in multiple outreach channels, and continues to drive Java community loyalty programs for Oracle. He is a frequent keynote speaker and participant in developer programs worldwide. Sharat holds a BS in corporate finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in international business from Loyola College, Maryland. You can often find Sharat at global developer events and Java community meet-ups. When not growing visibility for Java, he follows his passion for baseball, actively coaching Little League teams and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles. You can find Sharat on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Sharat_Chander

Java: The power of community

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Modern application development is unrecognizable without Java. Rather than resting on our laurels, though, Oracle’s leadership continues to drive innovation forward. Equally important is Oracle's continuing ecosystem stewardship because without you, the community, Java doesn't move forward. The role you play is critical in ensuring Java's future today, tomorrow and for the next decades ahead of us. In this session, you'll learn about the many ways YOU can help ensure Java remains the leading choice to create to build the future.


Community Event

Inspired by the original Jeopardy TV series, join us for a game where contestants have to use to guess the question from the clues given. For instance the clue “In Java 15 we said goodbye to this German rhinoceros”. might have the question “What is Nashorn”. Simple huh? Each successful answer scores points. Each wrong guess costs points. Winner takes all.

Join us for some fun.