Devoxx UK JCP & Adopt-a-JSR activities

Devoxx UK starts this week!  The JCP Program is organizing many activities throughout the conference, including some tables in the Hackergarten area on 12-13 June.  Topics include Java EE, Data Grids, Java SE 8 (Lambdas and Date & Time API), Money & Currency API and OpenJDK.  We will have two book signings by Richard Warburton and Peter Pilgrim during the Hackergarten - free signed copy of their books at these times - first come, first served (limited quantities available).  Thursday night is the party and the Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions - come with your favorite questions and topics related to the JCP, Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK Programs!

See below for the schedule of activities--with details for each session. Come join us or just stop by to chat for a while!  I'll be sending out updates on Twitter throughout the event @jcp_org - and watch for the next hackergarten coming your way. 

Thursday 12 June

10:20 - 12:50 Java EE -- Arun Gupta will review some of the requested the the Java EE Spec Leads and Expert Group members are looking for from the community via the Adopt-a-JSR program.  There are specific requests for many of the specs to use as a starting point.

13:30-15:00 & 15:00-17:00 Java SE 8 Lambdas/Date & Time API --Richard Warburton,  Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Graham Allen, Stephen Colebourne (Stephen from 15:00-17:00).  Focus on changes in the newly released Java 8 covering the following topics JSR 335, Lambda Expressions, Improved Collections API including streams and collections, and JSR 310, Date & Time API. The materials will be covered by hands-on code examples/exercises and an opportunity to ask questions and offer opinions about what would be helpful for inclusion in Java 915:30 - 15:50 Book signing with Richard Warburton during the afternoon break sponsored by the JCP program. 

14:00-15:30 JSR 107 JCache -- David Brimley will lead some activity and discussions around the recently finalized specification and implementation of JCache

14:30-17:30 JSR 347, Data Grids - Peter Lawrey will illustrate the types of solutions that the JSR 347 Expert Group has in mind using exercise with OpenHFT Collections' Shared HashMap.  He will also look at using memory profilers and systems tools to see what difference SHM makes.

14:30- 18:00 JSR 354, Money & Currency -- Anatole Tresch will organize some hands-on activities from the current list of Community Feedback suggestions he has on his JSR 354 Community Update tab for interested participants.

18:45 Adopt OpenJDK BoF session  in Room 2 (Java EE BoF runs concurrently).

19:45 JCP & Adopt-a-JSR BoF session - Join the Java Evolution in Room 2.

Friday 13 June

10:20-13:00 OpenJDK -- Mani Sarkar will organize a time to do some hacking on the JDK itself, including a review of the Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit.  If you like, you can also join the Hack the Tower event being organized on Saturday 14 June.

10:20- 14:30 JSR 354, Money & Currency -- Anatole Tresch will organize some hands-on activities from the current list of Community Feedback suggestions he has on his JSR 354 Community Update tab for interested participants.

10:20 - 13:00 Java EE -- Peter Pilgrim will review some of the requested the the Java EE Spec Leads and Expert Group members are looking for from the community via the Adopt-a-JSR program.  There are specific requests for many of the specs to use as a starting point.

13:00-13:30 Peter Pilgrim Java EE 7 Book signing sponsored by JCP @ lunch time

13:30 - 15:30 JCP.Next/JSR 364 -- Heather VanCura will review the progress of the JCP.Next initiative including the status of the latest JSR submitted and approved by the JCP EC in May 2014. We will review the Issue Tracker and discuss ways to give feedback and participate in the JCP & Adopt-a-JSR programs.

We hope to see you there--it will be a fun and interactive experience for all to contribute to 'Create the Future' Java :-).


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