Virtual Hackday: Become an early Java 9 expert

Abstract:
This session was a joint hackday broadcast between the Virtual JUG and the London Java Community, live from London.

Take part in Java technology evolution through the Java Community Process (JCP) program. You can participate in this session on your own as an individual, through your employer, or as part of a nonprofit such as a Java User Group (JUG). Currently there are new JSRs being submitted and developed for the Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 platforms. In this session we will be doing a hackday as part of the global Adopt OpenJDK program getting ready for the release of Java SE 9. We kicked off a testing program in November 2016 getting ready for the release of Java 9 coming in July 2017. This is a hack day as part of the ongoing global adoption and outreach effort.

This is an all day hands on hack session covering the new modules system in Java 9, the JLink tool which allows you to create Java images with your application, and also how to migrate to the new Java 9 modular system with an older app. A laptop is required. Bring your project and run it on Java 9 EA with fellow JUG members! Download the latest EA build of JDK 9 to follow along: https://jdk9.java.net/download/.

Speakers:

Heather VanCura
Heather is the Chair of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program at Oracle, international speaker, leader of Global Adopt-a-JSR program in conjunction with Java User Group leaders, organizer of developer hack days (aka Hackergartens) around the world and Spec Lead of JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, through the Java Community Process (JCP) Program. Heather is passionate about growing Java technology and community building dynamics. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time and helping to grow diversity in the technology space.Find her on twitter @heathervc.

Mani Sarkar
Mani Sarkar is a passionate developer mainly in the Java/JVM space, currently living and working in the UK. A member of the London Java Community (LJC), JCP Member, OpenJDK contributor (has been heavily involved with this project in the past), involved in number of developer communities, and F/OSS projects. He sees himself working in the areas of core Java, JVM, JDK, Hotspot, Nashorn and Performance Tuning. Advocate of a number of agile and software craftsmanship practices and a regular at many talks, conferences and hands-on-workshops. Expresses his thoughts often via blog posts, tweets and other forms of social media. Find him on twitter @theNeomatrix369.

Hendrik Ebbers
Hendrik Ebbers is Java developer at Canoo Engineering AG and lives in Dortmund, Germany. He is the founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations in User Groups and Conferences. He’s blogging about UI related topics at www.guigarage.com (or on Twitter @hendrikEbbers) and his JavaFX book “Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls” was released 2014 by Oracle press. Hendrik is JavaOne Rockstar, JSR expert group member and Java Champion.