Oracle Empowers Developers to “Make the Future Java” During the Summer of 2013
Redwood Shores, CA – July 9, 2013
Oracle today announced a series of programs and activities for Java developers and aspiring developers around the world to “Make the Future Java”.
These programs will enable developers to share their enthusiasm for Java, increase their technical capabilities, network with other community members and possibly be recognized for exemplary uses of Java.
As part of the launch, Oracle is providing Make the Future Java EE 7 Tool Kits, which contain technical content and promotional items, to enable Java User Group (JUG) leaders to host engaging, inspiring and educational events for their community members.
Currently, over 100 events are scheduled in 47 countries around the world.
The standard in community-driven enterprise software, Java EE 7 allows customers to deliver support for HTML5, further increase developer productivity and meet the most demanding enterprise requirements.
In addition to the technical kits, new entertainment videos were created to support the JUG events: License to Code, a triumph of Java over evil, and Java: Better Than Ever, celebrating Java and Java EE 7 attributes
JavaOne Shanghai will take place July 22-25 and will be a hub for Make the Future Java activity in China. Renowned Chinese developers Anissa Lam and ShingWai Chan will travel to China to speak at Oracle’s annual user group meeting and various JUG events outside of Shanghai.
Registration is now open for JavaOne San Francisco 2013, which will take place September 22-26 at the Zone (the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko, Parc 55 Wyndham and the Taylor Street Café). Attendees who register for JavaOne 2013 by July 19 can save $400 through the early bird discount.
Nominations are also open for the 11th annual Duke’s Choice Award program. The deadline is July 22, 2013. The Duke’s Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and innovation is the primary judging criteria for this prestigious award, putting small developer shops on an equal footing with multinational giants. The 10 most innovative submissions will be announced in the September/October issue of Java Magazine and showcased at JavaOne San Francisco 2013.
Make the Future Java Summer Workshop
The Make the Future Java Summer Workshop targets 13 to 18 year olds with an interest in Java programming. Oracle Academy staff members, with support from Carnegie Mellon computer science professors, will help participants learn the Java programming language, using the award-winning Alice visual 3-D educational tool. Oracle Academy will host a three day in-person event July 30-August 1st in Redwood Shores, CA.
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“Oracle is committed to, not only driving Java platform enhancements and technical innovations through collaboration with the Java community, but also, providing developers with the tools and resources they need to implement the latest releases,” said Cameron Purdy, vice president of Development, Oracle. “With the Java EE 7 technical kits, we can reach thousands of developers though their local JUGs and with our Summer Workshop, we hope to inspire students’ love of technology and computer science, and spark the next generation of Java innovation.”
“JUG Africa is an umbrella group for JUGs in Africa with approximately 5,000 members in over 20 countries. It is difficult for our members and other Java developers across Africa to attend conferences and events outside their country or local region,” said Lamine Ba, general manager of JUG Africa. “We find it extremely helpful that Oracle provides online events and webcasts, as well as resources for us to host local events, so our community members can come together to learn about the new features in Java EE 7, as well as socialize and exchange ideas with each other. We currently have 13 events planned over the next few months as part of the Make the Future Java program.”
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