Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

2013 Star Spec Lead Announced

Congratulations to the newest Star Spec Lead, Brian Goetz. Brian is the Spec Lead for JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, and won the 2013 Outstanding Spec Lead Award as part of the 11th Annual JCP Program Awards during JavaOne 2013.  JSR 335 is part of upcoming release of Java SE 8, the next version of the Java Platform, Standard Edition, and recently passed EC Public Review Ballot and posted a Proposed Final Draft.  

The Star Spec Lead Program recognizes top Spec Lead performance and rewards exceptional service to the community. Spec Leads' activities are measured around criteria of process and communication with community members.  Spec Leads are selected based on nominations from fellow Spec Leads, Expert Group (EG) members, Executive Committee (EC) members, community members and the Program Management Office (the administrator of the program).  Star Spec Leads are not born into the role--they grow into it by bringing consistent value to the community, which reflects positively both on the process and on the community as a whole. 

Spec Leads are key to the JCP program. Without them, none of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) would have begun, much less crossed the finish line and become implemented in shipping products. The JCP PMO introduced a Spec Leads incentive program for the first time in 2005. Over the past nine years the program has rewarded and recognized Spec Leads who repeatedly proved their merit by producing high quality specifications, establishing best practices, and mentoring others. The point of such honor is to endorse good work, showcase successful methods for other Spec Leads to emulate, and motivate Java community members to become more involved in JSRs through either the Adopt-a-JSR program, or perhaps, as an Expert Group Member or as Spec Lead of a JSR.

Please join me in congratulating Brian!  He exemplifies the principles that have guided the ongoing JCP.Next effort in terms of agility, participation, and transparency to the community. 

Monday Dec 17, 2012

JCP Awards 10 Year Retrospective

As we celebrate 10 years of JCP Program Award recognition in 2012,  take a look back in the Retrospective article covering the history of the JCP awards.  Most recently, the JCP awards were  celebrated at JavaOne Latin America in Brazil, where SouJava was presented the JCP Member of the Year Award for 2012 (won jointly with the London Java Community) for their contributions and launch of the Global Adopt-a-JSR Program.

This is also a good time to honor the JCP Award Nominees and Winners who have been designated as Star Spec Leads.  Spec Leads are key to the Java Community Process (JCP) program. Without them, none of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) would have begun, much less completed and become implemented in shipping products.  Nominations for 2012 Start Spec Leads are now open until 31 December.

The Star Spec Lead program recognizes Spec Leads who have repeatedly proven their merit by producing high quality specifications, establishing best practices, and mentoring others. The point of such honor is to endorse the good work that they do, showcase their methods for other Spec Leads to emulate, and motivate other JCP program members and participants to get involved in the JCP program.

  • Ed Burns – A Star Spec Lead for 2009, Ed first got involved with the JCP program when he became co-Spec Lead of JSR 127, JavaServer Faces (JSF), a role he has continued through JSF 1.2 and now JSF 2.0, which is JSR 314.
  • Linda DeMichiel – Linda thus involved in the JCP program from its very early days. She has been the Spec Lead on at least three JSRs and an EC member for another three. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
  • Gavin King – Nominated as a JCP Outstanding Spec Lead for 2010, for his work with JSR 299. His endorsement said, “He was not only able to work through disputes and objections to the evolving programming model, but he resolved them into solutions that were more technically sound, and which gained support of its pundits.”
  • Mike Milikich –  Nominated for his work on Java Micro Edition (ME) standards, implementations, tools, and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs), Mike was a 2009 Star Spec Lead for JSR 271, Mobile Information Device Profile 3.
  • David Nuescheler – Serving as the CTO for Day Software, acquired by Adobe Systems, David has been a key player in the growth of the company’s global content management solution. In 2002, he became Spec Lead for JSR 170, Content Repository for Java Technology API, continuing for the subsequent version, JSR 283.
  • Bill Shannon – A well-respected name in the Java community, Bill came to Oracle from Sun as a Distinguished Engineer and is still performing at full speed as Spec Lead for JSR 342, Java EE 7,  as an alternate EC member, and hands-on problem solver for the Java community as a whole.
  • Jim Van Peursem – Jim holds a PhD in Computer Engineering. He was part of the Motorola team that worked with Sun labs on the Spotless VM that became the KVM. From within Motorola, Jim has been responsible for many aspects of Java technology deployment, from an independent Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) implementations, to handset development, to working with the industry in defining many related standards.
Participation in the JCP Program goes well beyond technical proficiency. The JCP Awards Program is an attempt to say “Thank You” to all of the JCP members, Expert Group Members, Spec Leads, and EC members who give their time to contribute to the evolution of Java technology.


Thursday Aug 30, 2012

JCP 2012 Award Nominations Announced

 

The 10th Annual JCP Program Award Nominations have been posted on JCP.org.  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the winners and nominees at the JCP Community Party held in San Francisco.

This year there are three awards: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, and Most Significant JSR.

Member of the Year:

  • Stephen Colebourne
  • Markus Eisele
  • Google
  • JUG Chennai
  • Werner Keil
  • London Java Community and SouJava
  • Antoine Sabot-Durand

Outstanding Spec Lead

  • Michael Ernst, JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types
  • Victor Grazi, Credit Suisse, JSR 354, Money and Currency API
  • Nigel Deakin, Oracle, JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0
  • Pete Muir, Red Hat, JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1

Most Significant JSR

  • API for JSON Processing, JSR 353
  • Money and Currency API, JSR  354
  • Java State Management, JSR 350
  • Java Message Service 2, JSR 343
  • JCP.Next, JSR 348, JSR 355, and JSR 358

Congratulations to the nominees; you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards here.  And remember to join us on Tuesday, 2 October at the Infusion Lounge to celebrate with the winners and nominees!

Tuesday Sep 21, 2010

Join the JCP at JavaOne

We are in the middle of JavaOne, Day 2 of the JavaOne conference.  If you are attending in San Francisco, please join us at one of the BoF sessions running concurrently tonight.  Birds Of a Feather (BOF) Sessions:


- Java ME Checkpoint: Current Status and Future Directions - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Hilton San Francisco, Yosemite C; members of the JCP Micro Edition EC will be on hand to discuss Java ME--Patrick Curran (JCP Chair), John Rizzo (Aplix), Jon Courtney (CableLabs), Hinkmond Wong (Oracle), and individual developer member, Sean Sheedy.

- Java Community Process: What You Like and What You Don't - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III;  members of the JCP program office will be on hand to hear and respond to your comments!


Tomorrow night is our annual JCP community Event. Join us to celebrate the recipients of the JCP awards--Spec Leads, Expert Group Members and Executive Committees members will be in attendance. Appetizers and drinks will be served as well as door prizes.  The event will be held at the Pacific Terrace of the Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street (same location as last year; coming from the Mason Street tent, head down Fifth Street and it is on the corner of Howard).  The event will be held between 6PM and 8PM--on your way to the Oracle Appreciation Event. Shuttle buses to Treasure Island will be available less than a block away. Check out more information on the JCP 8th annual award winners here.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday Sep 15, 2010

JavaOne is approaching!

The approach of JavaOne (next week!) tends to galvanize activity within the JCP program. It's a perfect time to publish drafts of specifications and to meet face to face with Expert Groups, fellow Spec Leads, and members of the Executive Committee at the annual JCP program community event.  Read more and RSVP to JCP events at JavaOne .


JavaOne is also a great time for the PMO to publish fresh information, too. You can expect to get notices about the following goodies in the coming week or two, so stay tuned for more about...
- the JCP Annual Award nominees
- case studies about the great efforts of JSR spec leads, in particular, on the topic of agility
- an article about what happens when a JSR is recognized as "Inactive"

Wednesday Sep 01, 2010

JCP Activities at JavaOne 2010

JavaOne is quickly approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite all JCP program participants, members, expert group member, spec leads, and EC memers to attend the activities planned during the JavaOne conference for JCP program enthusiasts.

Birds Of a Feather (BOF) Sessions:
- Java ME Checkpoint: Current Status and Future Directions - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Hilton San Francisco, Yosemite C

- Java Community Process: What You Like and What You Don't - Tuesday, September 21, 7:00PM | Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III

Expert Group Meeting Room:
As every year, the JCP PMO has arranged a room for in person meetings for the Expert Groups.
The room is available on a first-come-first served reservation system.
In order to book a slot, please email max@jcp.org with the desired schedule and he will confirm or recommend alternative time slots should the room not be available.
The EG room is in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square:
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, United States 94102
The Hilton is one of the three Hotels where the main JavaOne sessions are going to be held, so it is very conveniently located.


JCP Community Event:

Our annual JCP community Event. Join us to celebrate the recipients of the JCP awards. Join the PMO, Spec Leads, Expert Group Members and Executive Committees members to celebrate. Appetizers and drinks will be served as well as door prizes.  The event will be held at the Pacific Terrace of the Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street on Wednesday, September 22, between 6PM and 8PM on your way to the Oracle Appreciation Event. Shuttle buses to Treasure Island will be available less than a block away.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday Jun 12, 2009

And the winners are...

At the JavaOne Conference last week, we announced the winners of the seventh annual JCP Program Awards.  Congratulations to all of the winners and the nominess--you are what makes the community work!
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