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Patrick Curran, JCP

 Patrick  Curran

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

Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years, and at Sun (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 is responsible for defining Sun's policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility.

Patrick has participated actively in several consortia and communities including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (member of the W3C's Quality Assurance Working Group, co-chair of the W3C Quality Assurance Interest Group), and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)(co-chair of the OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines Technical Committee). Patrick maintains a blog here.


Presentation: "The JCP and the Future of Java"

Time: Thursday 16:50 - 17:50

Location: Rutherford Room, Fourth Floor

Please join the Chair of the JCP organization Patrick Curran, Glassfish Architect Jerome Dochez, and members of the Java developer and Java User Group communities for an open-ended panel discussion on the role of the JCP in the future of Java one year after Oracle's acquisition of Sun. Bring your questions, your suggestions, and your concerns. We want to hear from you, and to encourage and enable your active participation in the advancement of the Java platform.