Congratulations to the winners of the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards! The winners are posted on JCP.org, where you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards and all of the esteemed nominees. The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the nominees at the annual JCP Community Party--this year the JCP party was held at the the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape (top of the Hilton Hotel in Union Square), overlooking the San Francisco Bay with panoramic views of the Golden Gate and East Bay bridges. There were a plethora of networking opportunities, food, cake, drinks, the NullPointers aka the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, and a raffle.
This year there were four award categories (added a new awards category for Adopt-a-JSR program participants): Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant. Many community members submitted nominations, and the JCP Executive Committee voted to determine the winners of the awards.
The room was full of good cheer, playful humor, a music band of Java developers, and enthusiastic appreciation of much that has been accomplished on behalf of Java technology in the previous year.
The winners in their respective categories for the 2015 JCP Annual Awards::
JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Adam Bien
Outstanding Spec Lead: Anatole Tresch
Most Significant JSR: JSR 363, Units of Measurement API
Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Raj Hegde, JUG Chennai
Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP party-- the Java Community (YOU) make the party!