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JUG News Highlights: CaJUG, JCertif 2012, Jax Innovation Awards, AdoptOpenJDK

Posted by editor on June 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM PDT

Some interesting announcements from the Java User Groups Community have been posted recently on the JUG-Leaders mailing list, related to upcoming JUG events, JUG activities, and more. In this blog, I highlight four recent announcements.

Cariri Java User Group

JUG Community leader John Yeary congratulated Alday Pinheiro and the Cariri Java Users Group (CaJUG) on having graduated from's JUG Incubator. You can visit CaJUG's page as well as their home site.

JCertif 2012 CfP

JUG-Africa leader Max Bonbhel announced that the JCertif 2012 Call for Papers is now open: "The next edition of JCertif is coming and will take place on September 03th-09th in Brazzaville, Congo. If you have an interesting presentation idea, we want to hear from you!"

Jax Innovation Awards: Vote Now!

Martijn Verburg, of the London Java Community, talked about "Another great opportunity to celebrate innovation and achievement in our communities," namely, the Jax Innovation Awards 2012. Martijn notes "The panel of judges (disclaimer: Including myself and a few other leaders on this list) has whittled down the nominations to a final shortlist of 5 in each category.  Now it's back over to you in the communities to vote for those you feel most worthy of winning!" The award categories include:

  • Most Innovative Java Technology
  • Most Innovative Java Company
  • Top Java Ambassador

Voting is open until July 10 -- but why not vote now, while you're thinking about it?

AdoptOpenJDK Project Update

Martijn also talked about the latest efforts related to the AdoptOpenJDK project: "We're putting together a pilot program with Oracle (and the rest of the OpenJDK community) to ensure that efforts are co-ordinated (this is very important!) and things like patches meet the quality bar to make it into the OpenJDK code base... There's a host of activities to get involved in from fixing simple javac warnings through to overhauling the Javadoc subsystem and plenty of community management as well." Weblogs

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