Heather is the director and chairperson of the Java Community Process (JCP) program. In her role she is responsible for leadership of the community. She also serves as an international speaker, mentor, and leader of hack days. VanCura oversees the work of the JCP Executive Committee, JCP.org, JSR management, community building, events, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a contributor and leader of community-driven education and adoption programs. She is the spec lead for JSRs as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort to evolve the JCP itself. Heather is based in California, is passionate about Java, developer communities, and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.
Talks I've Given
How to Contribute to Java and Open Source Projects
Featuring Heather VanCura
Find out how to contribute and stay informed and adopt new versions of Java as they are released, and how participating in open source projects, and joining your local Java User Group builds your network and may eventually lead to better career opportunities.software-development java
The Future of Java with Simon Maple and Heather VanCura
Featuring Heather VanCura and Simon Maple
Simon Maple and Heather VanCura who will give us an overview on the future of Java. Following this, you will have the opportunity to download and try out Java 12 early access builds and give your feedback before its release in March 2019.java jvm