Modern application development is unrecognizable without Java. Rather than resting on our laurels, Oracle’s leadership continues to drive Java innovation forward. Equally important is Oracle's continuing stewardship of the Java ecosystem because without you, the community, Java doesn't move forward. The role you play is critical in ensuring Java's future for today as well as 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 build the future.
Sharat Chander
Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for 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 25+ years, helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. As Oracle’s senior director of Java developer engagement, Sharat served as the JavaOne conference content chairperson for 10 years, drives the technical content strategy and Java community programs in multiple outreach channels, and continues to steward 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 Little League teams and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles. You can find Sharat on Twitter at: