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Patrick Curran

Patrick Curran
Chair, Java Community Process, Java Community Process


Patrick Curran is Chair of the JCP. In this role he oversees the activities of the organization’s Program Management Office including driving the process, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, leading Executive Committee meetings, and managing the web site.

Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years, and at Sun (and now Oracle) for almost 20 years. He has a long-standing record in conformance testing, and most recently led the Java Conformance Engineering team in Sun’s Client Software Group. He was also chair of Sun’s Conformance Council, which was responsible for defining Sun’s policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility.

Patrick has participated actively in several consortia and communities including the W3C (as a member of the Quality Assurance Working Group and co-chair of the Quality Assurance Interest Group), and OASIS (as co-chair of the Test Assertions Guidelines Technical Committee). Patrick’s blog is here.


Java & JVM
Heather VanCura (Java Community Process (JCP)), Patrick Curran (Java Community Process)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This session will explore how Java development has been brought into the open over the past several years. Several Java developer community efforts have brought open source development processes and new levels of transparency and participation into their communities. Read more.