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  • December 19, 2014

2014 Star Spec Lead Nominations Open

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Star Spec Lead nominations are now open until 2 January 2015. Anyone can submit a nomination for a current Spec Lead operating under the most recent versions of the JCP program (version JCP 2.8 or 2.9). Nominations can be for either process or communication criteria--some of the possible criteria for selection is listed below. There are Spec Lead profiles available for most of the active JSRs on JCP.org to use for inspiration. I look forward to your nominations!  Submit nominations via the form on java.net.

Spec Lead Process Category (Exceptional):

  • Participate in mentorships of other community members.
    Submit materials to publish on jcp.org.
  • Manage unusual obstacles in a JSR, i.e. Spec Lead transfers JSR transfers to different entity, loss of valuable EG members. 
  • Implement new, effective and/or innovative ways manage Expert Groups--active and large observer groups, having voting rights and duties documented. 
  • Dealing w/a politically difficult situation--mergers and acquisitions, negotiating inclusion into umbrella JSRs or other. 
  • Engagement in evangelism of the JSR or in general promoting the importance of the JCP program and Java standards. 


Spec Lead Communications Category (Exceptional):

  • Active blogging/mentioning their JSR/JCP standards in their blog. 
  • Participate in JCP PMO podcasts, sessions or meetings. 
  • Promote the JCP and the Community to broader audiences (JUGs, non-Java developers, students). 
  • Public speaking/presentations that mention standards and the JCP at industry events. 
  • Contributing articles and becoming a resource for contributed articles about the JCP and JSRs. 
  • Utilizing social media consistently including blogging for promoting and attracting support for their JSRs. 
  • Conducting media interviews about their JSRs.

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