Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.
Heather leads the Java Community standardization efforts at Oracle, and is a leader of the global community driven adoption user group programs. She is Chairperson of the Java Community Process (JCP) program. In this role she drives the efforts to transform the JCP program and broaden participation and diversity in the community. She is passionate about Java, women in technology and developer communities, serving as an International speaker and community organizer of developer hack days around the world. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.
See also jcp.org
At developer conferences we talk about inclusivity, yet for the last 5 years, women hold less than 20% of all technology positions in the work force, and attendance at developer conferences is even less in most cases (the numbers are even fewer for minority groups). In order to create technologies that serve the society as a whole, we need more diversity, and beyond including women in technology. In this session you will learn how to make conferences more inclusive and diverse - for women, minorities, LGBTQ and non binary individuals. Learn simple ways to support and include a more diverse community in the office, at conferences, and online.
This session will explore how Java development has been brought into the open over the past decade. Several Java developer efforts have brought open source development processes and new levels of transparency and participation into their communities. The Java Community Process (JCP) program celebrates twenty years of Java standards development in 2018. Since the initiation of efforts to expand the developer participation in the Java community, Java standards development is more open that it ever has been.
In this informal BOF session, ask questions and learn how leaders from the community working on Java standards— Spec Leads, Expert Group members, Adoption Group leads, and JCP members collaborate to evolve Java technology and grow their careers at the same time. Learn tips for becoming a Java expert, meet people working to gain more developer involvement in Java standards as well as the language and the platform itself. All levels of experience are welcome.