Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Building Java in the open

Arun Gupta (Amazon Web Services), Yishai Galatzer (Amazon Web Services)
10:00am10:25am Monday, July 15, 2019
Location: D135/136
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)



OpenJDK is the open source implementation of the Java platform. Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the OpenJDK. Upstream compatibility to OpenJDK is a core tenet of Corretto. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard.

Arun Gupta and Yishai Galatzer explain how to create a downstream distribution of Corretto from OpenJDK and how to upstream a contribution to OpenJDK. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to truly build Java in the open. They also explore stories about cultural changes to collaborate in the open source.

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Arun Gupta

Amazon Web Services

Arun Gupta is a principal open source technologist at Amazon Web Services. Previously, Arun built and led developer communities at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat, and Couchbase. He has deep expertise leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy and in planning and executing content, marketing campaigns, and programs. He’s also led engineering teams at Sun and was a founding member of the Java EE team. Arun is an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a four-year consecutive JavaOne Rock Star, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, and a Docker Captain. He’s authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology and has given talks in more than 40 countries. He founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. He’s easily accessible at @arungupta.

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Yishai Galatzer

Amazon Web Services

Yishai Galatzer is the manager of the Artifacts and Languages Group in AWS Developer Tools. His team builds and distributes Amazon Corretto, a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the OpenJDK. Yishai’s team built the JDK that powers Amazon’s services, and in 2018 released it under the Amazon Corretto brand for public consumption. Previously, Yishai worked on open source projects for Microsoft, leading the following .NET projects: NuGet, MVC and MVC Core, and WebAPI and Razor. You can find him on Twitter as @yigalatz or in the streets of Seattle, Washington.