Congratulations to the winners of the 14th 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 networking opportunities, food, live painting, drinks, the NullPointers aka the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, and a raffle.
This year there were four award categories: 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 2016 JCP Annual Awards::
JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Werner Keil
Outstanding Spec Lead: Dmitry Kornilov
Most Significant JSR: JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership
Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Josh Juneau & Bob Paulin, Chicago JUG
Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP celebration-- the Java Community comes together eery year to celebrate all of the nominees and the entire Java Community!