J-Fall 2017 Speaker Heather VanCura – Panel session with Java Experts – How to Grow Your Career

This session includes advice on how developers can manage their careers and create opportunities for further advancement by participating in collaborative activities such as open-source development projects and participation the Java Community Process and adoption efforts.

In this session you will learn practical advice derived from our collective years of experience working with the Java Community. How developers can manage their careers and create opportunities for further advancement by participating in collaborative activities such as open-source development projects. You will also learn more about how Java is evolved and how you can participate in that evolution as an individual, as a representative of your employer, or as a member of a nonprofit organization such as a Java user group.

Learn how enhance your career opportunities by making the future Java…and you’ll have fun too!

Bio Heather VanCura:
Heather VanCura is Chair and Director of the JCP Program at Oracle, and is a leader of the global community driven adoption through the user group programs. Heather drives the efforts to transform the JCP program and broaden participation and diversity in the community. She is passionate about Java, women in technology and developer communities, serving as an international speaker and community organizer of developer hack days around the world. Heather enjoys speaking at conferences, such as OSCON, Devoxx, JFokus, and the JavaOne Conferences. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

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