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Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura
Director, JCP program office, Java Community Process (JCP)


Heather VanCura manages the JCP Program Office and is responsible for the day-to-day nurturing, support, and leadership of the community. She oversees the web site, JSR management and posting, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership through new members and renewals. Heather has a front row seat for studying trends within the community and recommending changes. Several changes to the program in recent years have included enabling broader participation, increased transparency and agility in JSR development.


Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table A)
Heather VanCura (Java Community Process (JCP))
The Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programs have gained worldwide community participation in the past two years. Come discuss the details with Heather and find out how you can contribute to better, more practical standards. She’ll talk about upcoming changes aimed at broadening participation in the standards process. Read more.
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.