The Java Champions Project
Members come from a broad cross-section of the Java community:
Java Champion SpotlightBen Evans
Ben Evans is an organizer for the LJC (London JUG) and a member of the Java SE/EE Executive Committee, helping define standards for the Java ecosystem. He is a founder of Adopt A JSR & Adopt OpenJDK programmes. Ben is also a Steering Committee member for Devoxx UK and Organising Committee member for FOSDEM Java room. He is a Java expert working mainly in the financial industry; co-author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” and a regular public speaker (JavaOne Rock Star, OSCON, Devoxx, FOSDEM, etc) on the Java platform, performance, concurrency, and related topics. Ben has also written a series of performance analysis articles and a series of articles about Java 8 lambda expressions for Java magazine. Follow Ben on Twitter @kittylyst.
Learn more about Ben and see bios of all current Java Champions here.
Who is a good candidate?Here are some of the guidelines for selecting new champions (one or several principles may apply):
How are Java Champions nominated?Nominees are named and selected through a peer review process. (Note that current Oracle employees are not eligible.) If you know someone who is a candidate based on the guidelines above, send us an email with the following information:
The candidate's contributions to the Java community must be available to its members either online or in readily available print media. (Proprietary or government classified projects, while innovative, are not available to the general public.) Nomination MUST cite specific examples (URLs, book names, presentations, etc) of the candidate's direct contributions in order for them to be considered by the selection committee.
How are Java Champions selected?Java Champions are an independent group who use a peer review process to select new members. A committee of Java Champions review qualified nominations and make recommendations to the group. The group must reach consensus to accept a nomination.