Heather VanCura

Director of the JCP Program

Heather VanCura is Chair and Director of the JCP Program at Oracle. She is a leader of the global community driven adoption through the user group programs. Heather drives the efforts to transform the JCP and broaden participation and diversity in the community. Heather 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. Heather enjoys speaking at developer, diversity and open source conferences around the world, such as OSCON, Devoxx, FOSDEM, BuzzWords, Wonder Women Tech, and the JavaOne Conferences. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

This session will explore how Java is developed with the community -including how agile and open source development processes have led to new levels of transparency and participation in Java developer communities.

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 13, 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.

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