Tuesday Dec 06, 2011

JCP @ JavaOne Latin America

Day 1 for JavaOne Latin America

Patrick Curran of the JCP speaks later today 17:15 - 18:15:

O sucesso da linguagem e plataforma Java depende do apoio e participação da comunidade. O Java é desenvolvido
através do Java Comunity Process, aberto a todos os membros da comunidade. Recentes mudanças neste
processo, através do JSR 348, facilitaram ainda mais para que desenvolvedores observem e participem dos
trabalhos do JCP.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

JCP Wrap Up of JavaOne 2011

Many from the global JCP community were in San Francisco for the JavaOne conference held the first week of October 2011. Those who attended JCP program events had interests in learning about technological advances and connecting face to face with new and old colleagues. A new article on JCP.org highlights the points that framed much of the JCP members’ curiosity and enthusiasm at JavaOne this year.

First, the final releases of JSRs for Java SE 7 platform, as well as new or newly invigorated work on other JSRs. Read more about JSRs in the Spotlight.

Second, the impending JCP.next revisions of the program, as formalized through JSR 348, clearly addressed the demand for more transparency, participation, and agility at all levels of the community. Read more about JCP.next Encourages the Community.

Third, the new Java User Group (JUG) members have an active role to play in the JCP program. They are visibly involved at every level of the community. Read more about JUGs Stand Up To Be Counted.

The JCP Program Management Office (PMO) also used the JavaOne conference as a vehicle for introducing new candidates for the upcoming Executive Community (EC) election. Read more about Opportunities to Meet EC Candidates.

At the annual JCP community event, suspense was relieved over who and what would win the coveted awards. Read more about The JCP Community Loves a Good Party.

Some JCP related news coverage:

Dr. Dobbs article, ADT Magazine article.

It is clear that the JCP program and community is reinvigorated with a united purpose of moving Java forward!


Monday Oct 03, 2011

Monday JCP Events at JavaOne

Yesterday we had a successful JUGs and the JCP as part of User Group Sunday at JavaOne, followed by a very interactive open Face to Face EC Meeting.  Today we have a panel session at the Hilton Golden Gate Room 6/7/8:  JCP and the Developer Community at 11:00 am.  There will be JCP badge ribbons there for all JCP Member participants. 

The JCP will also be in the Community Hub area of the Mason Street Cafe today at 12:30.  We will be discussing a new pre-proposal being discussed to initiate a JSR for Social extensions to Seam/CDI.  Werner Keil, as well as Pete Muir, Dan Allen and Lincoln Baxter from Red Hat will be on hand to discuss.

 This evening at 19:00 we will hold a JCP Meet the Candidates BOF session also at the Hilton in the Golden Gate Room 6/7/8.  Come to hear from the ratified and elected candidates who are planning to appear on the 2011 JCP EC Annual Elections ballot starting on 18 October.  Nominations for the open seats are still open through 13 October.  Now is the time to submit your nomination if you are interested in running for either an open ME EC (2 available) seat or an SE/EE EC (2 available) seat.

 Hope to see you at JavaOne!



Saturday Oct 01, 2011

First Public JCP EC Meeting is Tomorrow in San Francisco

If you've been following JSR 348 you may have noticed that one of the changes it will introduce is a requirement that we hold a face-to-face (f2f) meeting of the Executive Committee each year at JavaOne. In addition, we will be required to hold semi-annual teleconferences. The f2f meeting will be open to all JavaOne attendees while the teleconferences will be open to JCP members. In both cases, the agenda will include topics suggested by the membership.

Rather than wait until after JSR 348 is completed we thought we'd start right away. Tomorrow, Sunday, 2 October,  we'll be holding an open EC meeting from 4:00 - 5:30 pm (at the Hilton, Union Square room 21--doors open at 3:45) This is after the Java User Groups and the JCP session in Moscone West and immediately before the Open House (free beer )that evening.

If you're going to JavaOne please plan on attending.  Don't miss the other JCP events later in the week as well.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

Not to be missed JCP Events at JavaOne San Francisco...

Next week is the JavaOne conference!  Join us for the the Annual JCP Community Party: Tuesday, October 4, at 6 p.m., Anzu Restaurant in Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco!  Stop by to meet fellow JCP members and Executive Committee representatives, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, pick up a door prize, enter in a raffle, and congratulate the winners of the 9th annual awards, to be announced that evening.   We will also have a special gift for Spec Leads at the party.

EG Meeting Room:  The PMO will again host an Expert Group meeting room available for Spec Leads on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of next week. For reservations please email heather at jcp.org.  On Wednesday morning from 10-11 am, the PMO will hold a meeting in this room for Spec Leads to discuss upcoming changes as part of JCP 2.8, which is scheduled to be implemented later in October.  RSVP for the meeting to pmo@jcp.org.

There are also the following sessions planned during JavaOne:

Java User Groups and the JCP (Session 30440)
Sunday, October 2, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Moscone West - 2024


Face-to-Face, Open Q&A Meeting Hosted by JCP Executive Committee
Sunday, October 2, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., Hilton San Francisco - Union Square Room, 333 O'Farrell Street


JCP and the Developer Community (Session 23647)
Monday, October 3, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 6/7/8


Meet the Executive Committee Candidates (BOF Session 23641)
Monday, October 3, 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 6/7/8


Lightning Talks: JSRs in Progress (Session 23645)
Wednesday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 6/7/8


JCP at Community Hub Stage for Q&A (Mason Street Cafe) - 20 Minute Sessions
Monday, October 3, 12:30 p.m. (JSR pre-proposal) & Tuesday, October 4, 1:40 p.m.(JCP 2.8) & Wednesday, October 5, 10:40 a.m. (EC Elections) & Thursday, October 6, 1:40 p.m (open Q&A).


Most of these events are also in this electronic flyer.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday Sep 09, 2011

JCP Community Events at JavaOne 2011

The JavaOne Conference is one of the best occasions for members of the Java Community Process (JCP) program to meet up in person during the year. The event will be held next month in San Francisco, California, October 2-6, in The Zone (made up of the Hilton, Nikko, and Parc 55 hotels).

JCP members are gearing up for a flurry of technical and social activities offered to the community, starting with an open to the public Executive Committee (EC) Meeting to be held on Sunday, 2 October, just prior to the JavaOne Open House. We will begin at 4 pm (doors open at 3:45 pm) and conclude at 5:30 pm just in time for the Open House.  The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel.  The agenda will include topics suggested by the membership-please send suggestions for the agenda to pmo at jcp.org. 

And remember to save the date for the annual JCP community party on Tuesday evening, 4 October, to be held at the Hotel Nikko's Anzu Restaurant. Drop by starting at 6 pm to meet fellow JCP members and EC representatives, enjoy appetizers/beer, pick up a door prize, and congratulate the winners of the 9th annual awards in three categories: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, and Most Innovative JSR.

Read more about the activities here...hope to see you there!

Thursday Jul 21, 2011

Nominations Open for JCP Program Awards

Nominations are now open for the 9th annual JCP Program Awards.  This year we will have three award categories.  Please submit nominations to pmo@jcp.org by 8 August 2011. All nominations must include a brief justification for the nomination.  Following the nomination period, we will carry out an email ballot with the JCP Executive Committee to determine the winners of the Awards.


Winners in each category will be announced on 4 October at the Tuesday evening JCP community event held during the JavaOne 2011 conference. Winners and nominees are included permanently in the JCP program's hall of fame.

The 9th JCP Annual Awards Categories are:

  • JCP Member/Participant Of The Year - This award recognizes the corporate or individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year. Leadership, investment in the community, and innovation are some of the qualities that EC Members look for in voting for this award.
  • Outstanding Spec Lead - The role of Spec Lead is not an easy one, and the person who takes that responsibility must be, among other things, technically savvy, able to build consensus in spite of diverse corporate goals, and focused on efficiency and execution. This award recognizes the person who has brought together these qualities the best in the past year, in leading a JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME).
  • Most Innovative JSR - Innovation is key to the success of the JCP program and helps ensure we remain a fresh and vibrant community. This award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have introduced the most innovative new JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in the past year.
Nominate your favorites today!




Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

JCP sessions accepted for JavaOne 2011

The JCP program office is beginning our annual preparations for JavaOne.  The following sessions were accepted for JavaOne 2011!  Watch for more details on the annual JCP party, JCP Program Awards, an open to the public EC Meeting, and more soon. 

  • Lightning Talks:  JSRs in progress (3-4 Spec Leads)-- forward suggestions for JSRs/SLs to heather@jcp.org.
  • JCP and the developer community (panel)--PMO, EC members, JUG leaders, SLs, EG members.

Thursday Sep 23, 2010

The 2010 JCP Award Winners!

Last night the JCP PMO announced the winners of the 2010 JCP Program annual awards, at the JCP program community party at the JavaOne conference.  It was great to see so many community members again and it was a fun time before heading to Treasure Island! 

This year there were three categories of awards--two out of the three went to individuals working within the JCP and JSR development process.
And the winners are....


  • JCP Program Member/Participant of the Year :  Aplix




The full list of 2010 nominees can be found here.  Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees!  Look for more detail on the party and pictures soon!

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!

Wednesday Aug 25, 2010

And the nominees are...

The nominations for the 8th annual JCP Program Awards have closed and it is time for the JCP Executive Committee (EC) Members to cast their votes.  This year we have combined the awards into a total of three categories.  The winners will be announced during the Wednesday evening event during JavaOne, which will be held this year on 22 September at the Intercontinental Hotel (more details on the event to follow later).  I've listed the nominees as well as their nomination justifications below.  Congratulations to the nominees!

JCP Member of the Year
---------------------------------------
 - Aplix. For leadership in the Java ME space.
- Stephen Colebourne. Not only with JSR 310, but also in other areas, especially language improvements or Dynamic Languages on the JVM he continues his aim to help Java grow and mature.
- Bob Lee/Google. Mainly for JSR 330.
- Red Hat Middleware.  For adapting JSR 330 into JSR 299. Despite a relatively tiny piece of software (JSR 330), it is a first step towards creating standards together with other companies instead of just following their own agenda ;-).

Outstanding Spec Lead
-----------------------------------
- Emmanuel Bernard (Red Hat), JSR 303, Bean Validation.  Emmanuel ran one of the most open specifications in the JCP history, maintaining a public specification document, public forum discussions, public issue tracker and an Apache-licensed TCK and RI. He also demonstrated unparalleled collaboration with other JSR groups. But his most notable contribution was his first, reviving a staled specification and taking over leadership from another party. \*
- Gavin King (Red Hat),  JSR 299, Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform. The role of a Spec Lead is not an easy one, but this specification took the challenge to a whole new level. What started out as an effort to integrate the JSF and EJB technologies became a specification that would stimulate a commitment to collaboration across the EE platform. \*
- Dave Kim (SK Telecom), JSR 327, Dynamic Contents Delivery Service API for Java ME.
- Ronald Tögl, JSR 321, Trusted Computing API for Java. With his passion and continuous effort he not only brought JSR 321 to EDR stage despite a more than challenging time. He also inspired companies to adopt the JSR and implement against it already.

Most Innovative JSR
-------------------------------
- JSR 309, Media Server Control API .
- JSR 299, Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform. Critics have foreshadowed the death of the Java language, claiming that there is little more than can be done to evolve it and therefore needs to be replaced. There have been similar claims that Java EE is becoming a legacy platform because it's not flexible enough to be extended. JSR 299 silenced these viewpoints.\*
- JSR 331, Constraint Programming. This JSR represents the real innovation in SE/EE since the 300 number of JSRs started; where almost every other JSR especially in SE/EE is just an upgrade to existing technologies.
 - JSR 327, Dynamic Contents Delivery Service API for Java ME.


JCP Program Award Descriptions:
----------------------------------------------------
- JCP Member Of The Year - This award recognizes the corporate or
individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on
the community in the past year. Leadership, investment in the community,
and innovation are some of the qualities that EC Members look for in
voting for this award.


- Most Innovative JSR - Innovation is key to the success of
the JCP program and helps ensure we remain a fresh and vibrant
community. This award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that
have introduced the most innovative new JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in
the past year.


- Outstanding Spec Lead - The role of Spec Lead is not
an easy one, and the person who takes that responsibility must be, among
other things, technically savvy, able to build consensus in spite of
diverse corporate goals, and focused on efficiency and execution. This
award recognizes the person who has brought together these qualities the
best in the past year, in leading a JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME).

\* abbreviated for this entry.

Friday Jul 30, 2010

Award Nominations and Bocce Ball in the Park

Just a reminder that the JCP is calling for Award Nominations.  This year will be the 8th annual awards, celebrating excellence in the JCP program membership, JSR development, innovation and leadership.  Please nomination via the board or send email to either heather at jcp dot org or the PMO-- pmo at jcp dot org today!  The nominations will be up for an Executive Committee vote and the awards will be presented during JavaOne this September. 

For fun, I thought I would share some images from the the JCP program office potluck last week.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch and played bocce ball in the park.   

Bocce Ball

Patrick, Max and Harold observing 

 Joe measuring distance

The PMO:  Harold, Joe, Max, Patrick, Heather

A fine time enjoyed by all :-). 

Monday Jul 19, 2010

Nominations Open for 2010 JCP Program Awards

Nominations for the eighth annual JCP Program Awards are now open!

As has become customary, the JCP program office will present the JCP program annual awards during JavaOne.  Last year we opened nominations to the community, and the plan is to open a board similar to last years' where nominations from the community can be posted for six award categories (see below). There is an open board for nominations on jcp.org--community members may submit nominations online or via email to pmo@jcp.org until 31 July.  The EC will vote on the nominations in early August, and the results will be announced/presented during the conference in September.  We are requesting nominations for the following categories (full descriptions of the categories are listed on the nomination page):

  • JCP member of the year
  • JCP participant of the year
  • Outstanding Java SE/EE Spec Lead
  • Outstanding Java ME Spec Lead
  • Most Innovative Java SE/EE JSR
  • Most Innovative Java ME JSR

You can view the 2009 award nominees and winners here.

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